Midfielder Kieron Dyer scored the Toon’s goal in the match.
Roeder said: “The returning players, Kieron Dyer and Shay Given, were excellent. They played their part in what was a terrific team performance.
“We knew there would be long spells when we had out backs to the wall but we had belief that we come cone ghere and achieve a good result.
“We showed skill, belief and I thought the defence did very well today.”