Playing with only 6 of their regular team players the u16s Newcastle Jets were held to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the LMRFF at Speers Point! The Jets scored the opening goal within the first minute through a header from a well taken free kick. The remainder of the half was spent playing very ordinary football by both teams.
Northbridge put the Jets under considerable pressure early in the second half and again towards the end of the match when they scored their equalizer. Despite being one of the worst matches of the season as a spectacle, both teams had chances to win the game.
The reason why the u16s played at less than half strength was for players to “play up” to accommodate for the departure of over a dozen players from the U20s squad! The remaining 9 players that made up the u16s squad were from the u15s and u14s squads!
This result coupled with other teams having played their washed-out matches has caused the U16s Newcastle Jets to drop from 1st place on the table, to 3rd! This is the first time the U16s team has dropped from 1st place all season!
Despite this result all the players and coaching staff should be congratulated for their effort in playing under such circumstances.
Round 24: Newcastle Jets vs Northbridge Bulls FC on Sunday 31st July at LMRFF Speers Point.
U18s Jets won 3-1
U16s Jets drew 1-1
U15s Jets won 3-2
U14s Jets lost 4-1
U13s Jets won 1-0
U16s Round 24 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Results:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:
FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:
source: Tom Tsamouras