EXPERIENCE told in the final 22 minutes as Newcastle United reserves lost 4-2 to their West Ham counterparts.
None of the Magpies had Premier League experience, whereas the Hammers had more than 1,500 top-flight appearances between them.
Phil Airey, a late substitute in the FA Cup defeat at Stevenage, opened the scoring after 15 minutes.
Freddie Sears took just two minutes to equalise, finishing one-on-one with goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.
Robbie Keane and Greg McDermott, son of Terry, traded goals before Zavon Hines and Anthony Edgar pulled their side clear.
NEWCASTLE UNITED RESERVES: Alnwick; Leadbitter, Riley, Henderson, Streete, Newton, Inman, McDermott, Edmunsson, Richardson, Airey. Subs: Robinson, Nzuzi, Nicholson, Sayer, McGorrigan.