U16s Newcastle Jets too strong for Rydalmere Lions


Playing in Round 1 of the FNSW Boys’ League 2 competition for the 2022 season, U16s Newcastle Jets proved too strong for their counter-parts from Rydalmere Lions.

In cool conditions at Rydalmere Park Main, both teams began the match at a very quick pace, giving spectators the impression they would be in for a good exhibition of football. The Newcastle Jets scored two goals early on and were able to dictate the tempo of the match in the first part of the half.

As the game wore on, possession evened out but with the Sydney team rarely threatening the Jets goal.

With the commencement of the second half, the Newcastle team enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, leaving the Sydney siders to merely chasing shadows! Despite the huge amount of possession, the third goal didn’t come but Rydalmere were kept at bay, rarely threatening the Newcastle goal.

In the later stages of the game, Newcastle Jets won a free kick on the edge of the box which they converted in the third goal which ensured the first win of the season. In the remaining time, the Jets kept possession, eliminating the possibility of any threat of a come-back by the local team.

Not only was this a great result for the Newcastle team but a great performance too, especially in the second half. Considering the squad boasted seven players making their debut in a formal game with Jets colours, both players and coaching staff should be commended.

ROUND 1 U16s Results:

Bankstown United  vs  Bonnyrigg White Eagle           0-1

Rydalmere Lions vs Newcastle Jets                             0-3

NWS Spirit FC  vs  Hills United                                    0-2

Nepean FC  vs St George FC                                       2-1

Mounties Wanderers FC vs South Coast Flame          0-2

Central Coast United FC vs St George City FA            0-2

Northbridge Bulls FC  vs Hakoah Sydney City            1-3

Round 2 of the competition will pair the Newcastle Jets with Bankstown United at Speers Point on Sunday 27th February.

Source: Tom Tsamouras

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