U16s Newcastle Jets contest Round 23 of the competition away to Central Coast United in Gosford on Saturday. CCU sit in 12th place on the ladder after having played 21 matches while the Jets are in 1st place after 19 games! The first round fixture at Speers Point ended with the Jets winning by 4-0. The problem of CCU is their inability to score goals. They have found the back of the net a mere 17 times in 21 matches! In contrast the Jets have the best attack with 54 goals scored as well as the best defense, 14 goals conceded. The difference in strength is huge and the Jets are obviously favorites to collect the 3 points and edge closer to the Premiership. The only factor that may play a role are the number of Jets players that might be called upon to start in the u18s squad!
U18s Newcastle Jets came close to taking points from the league leaders last week but were edged out in the final 5 minutes of the game. CCU are 13th on the ladder with the second worst defense of the competition. Regardless of the number of u16s that may be called upon to replace other squad members playing in the u20s or Youth, the 3 points are there for the taking.
U15s Newcastle Jets have regained 2nd spot on the points ladder despite having played two games less than most of their nearest rivals. CCU sit on the same points but have played two matches more. This should be a very competitive match by two teams of equal strength.
U14s Newcastle Jets secured a 2-2 draw last week against the league leaders despite going ahead 2-0! CCU are only 3 points behind them but with only half the goals scored! Despite this, the match should be a well contested game by two teams of similar ability.
U13s Newcastle Jets were surprisingly beaten last week and should bounce back with vengeance against a CCU team which has conceded 55 goals in 21 matches!
Round 23: CCU vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 23rd July at Pluim Park Gosford.
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 23 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:
FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:
source: Tom Tsamouras