U16s Newcastle Jets were too strong for Parramatta FC at Melita Stadium in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. Despite playing on a poor surface not conducive to the free-flowing passing game of the Jets, Parramatta were unable to curb the appetite of their Novocastrian visitors who ran out winners by 4-1.
Training and playing on synthetic surfaces all season, the Newcastle Jets would understandably have needed some time to get the weighting of their passes correct on the grass surface of Melita Stadium. Given the poor quality of the surface however, the Newcastle players had the additional problem of the ball being bumpy and thereby preventing them from demonstrating their free-flowing passing game.
Despite this, they were able to take the lead by 2-0 before being pegged back to 2-1 just before half time! In the second half the Newcastle team demonstrated more composure on the ball and dominated possession and goal scoring opportunities. Another 2 goals were added for an emphatic final 4-1 score line!
This win enables the U16s Newcastle Jets to retain their 4 point lead at the top after narrow victories by both Nepean FC and Hills United on the previous day!
The clean sweep of 5 victories in all five age groups also assisted the Newcastle Jets to retain their first spot on the Club Championship points table.
Round 19: Parramatta FC vs Newcastle Jets on Sunday 26th June at Melita Stadium Sydney.
U18s Jets won 3-1
U16s Jets won 4-1
U15s Jets won 8-0
U14s Jets won 3-1
U13s Jets won 6-0
U16s Round 19 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Results:
source: Tom Tsamouras