Round 21 of the competition has the U16s Newcastle Jets travelling away to Nepean FC in the Battle of 1st against 3rd. After washed out games last week for both teams, the Jets remain in first spot, 1 point ahead of Hills United while Nepean FC have slipped in third spot, 5 points behind the Jets and 4 behind Hills United! These three teams have monopolised the first three positions on the ladder since Round 1.
The Jets defeated Nepean 4-1 in the first fixture at Speers Point and a win in this match will put them 8 points ahead of their rival. Keeping in mind two wash out games against lowly placed Prospect United (13th ) and Bonnyrigg (16th ), the Jets will only have Hills United as their closest rival for the Premiership and they also play this team on the last game of the season at Speers Point!
This is a must win game and the U16s Jets have no reason to doubt their ability to return with the 3 points from this game. Their biggest opponent will be the weather and the possibility of yet another washed out fixture, given that Nepean FC play on a grass field.
U18s Newcastle Jets are in 4th spot on the ladder, a mere 4 points behind the league leaders St George City FA. Nepean FC are in 13th position having only won 6 games from 18 outings! The Jets are clearly favourites to return with the 3 points and keep the pressure on the top of the table.
U15s Newcastle Jets are in 2nd spot on 37 points but 8 points behind league leaders St George City FA! Nepean in 15th and has only won 2 matches all season. Again the Jets are favourites to return with the 3 points.
U14s Newcastle Jets are in 7th spot on the ladder while Nepean FC in 14th ! This is another game that the Newcastle team should win, a victory which will help them edge further up the ladder in these final 10 games of the season.
U13s Newcastle Jets have slipped to 3rd spot, 5 points behind league leaders NWS Spirit who have played two matches more than the Newcastle team! Nepean is in 15th place having won only one game all season and conceded 74 goals! An easy 3 points for another Newcastle Jets team.
Round 21: Nepean FC vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 9th July at Cook Park (St Marys) Sydney.
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
U16s Round 21 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:
FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:
N.B. Newcastle Jets are in 2nd spot having played 72 games and accumulated 144 points. FNSW have not yet credited the wins of the u14s and u15s at Parramatta two weeks ago!
source: Tom Tsamouras