U16s Newcastle Jets recorded an emphatic win over last year’s Premiership winning team in the battle between 1st verses 2nd of the 2022 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2.
Playing in wet and slippery conditions at LMRFF Speers Point both teams took the field having won every match of the season and with the Newcastle Jets sitting in 1st position on the table and Nepean FC in 2nd due to having played one game less.
It was a battle between two very strong teams and the early exchanges between the two sides certainly lived up to the billing. Before spectators could warm their seats Nepean broke from the right, hands were raised for a possible off-side, the flag stayed down, a beautiful cross across the face of the goal and a simple tap-in ensured a 1-0 lead for the visiting team! This was the first goal to be conceded by the Jets in the 2022 season!
Before the dust could settle, a poor clearance by the Nepean goal-keeper resulted in the Jets moving the ball from one side of the field to the next and the ensuing cross was met by a defender who in his attempt to clear, headed it into the Nepean net!
No sooner had the celebrations subsided the Jets broke through the right flank again and with a low lying cross and a simple tap-in on the far post, 2-1!
Locked at 2-1, the arm wrestle between the two sides continued with goal mouth action at both ends until the end of the half. The closest to another goal came from a Nepean cross and a diving header which re-bounded off the Jet’s woodwork!
With the re-start of action in the second half a poorly defended corner by Nepean resulted in a diving header and a 3-1 score line for the Jets!
From this point the goal mouth action was mainly at the Nepean end of the field. During one corner, which was played short, a low-lying drive from outside the box left the Nepean goal-keeper motionless, perhaps he was unsighted, and 4-1 for the Jets was now reality!
The game was over as a contest and in the remaining time the Newcastle Jets continued to pepper the Nepean goal until the final whistle.
A great football match by two teams who deserve to be congratulated for their effort.
Round 6 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2:
Newcastle Jets vs Nepean FC
U18s Jets won 2-1
U16s Jets won 4-1
U15s Jets won 5-0
U14s Jets won 4-2
U13s Jets won 9-0
Round 6 FNSW Boy’s Youth League 2 Results:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League 2 Table:
source: Tom Tsamouras