U16s Newcastle Jets made it two wins from two outings against Bankstown United on Sunday at LMRFF in their first home game of the season. It wasn’t pretty but it was a win!
Playing in warm and humid conditions the Jets began well maintaining possession, keeping the opposition away from their goal and probing the Bankstown goal with through balls and set pieces. Despite enjoying more possession, they lacked composure and were rushing their game instead of the free-flowing passing we are used to seeing. Just before half-time they opened the score with a header from a well taken corner kick.
The Jets continued to dominate possession in the second half but again could not break down their opponent who was reduced to long range shots. The game finished 1-0 to the Jets who recorded their second victory from as many matches. While the frustration at the Jets not being able to play their free-flowing passing game is understandable some credit must also go to the players of Bankstown United who fought all game to ensure this didn’t happen.
Newcastle Jets Youth vs Bankstown United at LMRFF on Sunday 27th February 2022.
U18s Jets won 3-1
U16s Jets won 1-0
U15s Jets won 5-2
U14s Jets lost 2-1
U13s Jets won 7-1
In the remaining matches of Round 2 of the FNSW Boy’s League Two, the following results were recorded:
Hills United vs Mounties Wanderers 2-0
St George FC vs Parramatta FC 2-3
St George City vs Northbridge Bulls 2-1
Rydalmere vs NWS Spirit 1-2
Hakoa Sydney City East vs Nepean 1-2
Prospect Utd vs Bonnyrigg (washed out)
Newcastle Jets vs Bankstown Utd 1-0
South Coast Flame vs Central Coast Utd 1-0
Next week Newcastle Jets Youth teams travel to Christie Park in Sydney to play North West Spirit FC.
NWS Spirit vs Newcastle Jets at Christie Park on Saturday 5th March 2022
U18s kick off at 3:00pm
U16s kick off at 1:15pm
U15s kick off at 11:40am
U14s kick off at 10:05am
U13s kick off at 8.30am
Source: Tom Tsamouras