In cold and windy conditions and on a field not fit for football of this standard, the u16s Newcastle Jets defeated South Coast Flame with greater ease than the 1-0 score line would indicate! Dominating play throughout the game, the Wollongong side was reduced to only one goal scoring opportunity throughout the match.
Fielding a squad without three regular players who were “playing up”, the Newcastle Jets dominated possession and goal scoring opportunities but lacked the ability to finish off their moves. The single goal in the match came late in the first half with a nice solo run and shot from just inside the box after the South Coast defense failed to challenge for the ball in time.
Apart from physical fatigue from playing their third match in seven days, mental fatigue was evident in the players due to their inability to stay composed when finishing moves. They dominated open play as well as goal scoring opportunities throughout the second half.
This situation was not improved after the match when as many as eight players were forced to “play up” into the u18s, some with a bare 10 minute break between games! Indeed the u18s team boasted only two outfield regular players and their goal keeper. The rest were u16s, the majority of whom had just put in an 80 minute shift in their own age group.
The effect of all this was the collection of only 7 points for the Club Championship and the possibility of perhaps missing out on promotion to FNSW Boy’s League One next season!
Players of all age groups have less than 24 hours to recover to play out the wash out match from Round 11, four months ago, against Prospect United in Sydney on Sunday!
On a positive, most of the U18s “playing up” today at Speers Point for the U20s will be available for tomorrow’s match in Sydney against Prospect United SC.
Round 27: South Coast Flame vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 20th August at Sir Ian McLennan Oval Wollongong.
U18s Jets lost 5-1
U16s Jets won 1-0
U15s Jets drew 1-1
U14s Jets won 2-1
U13s Jets won 3-0
Round 11: Prospect United vs Newcastle Jets on Sunday 21st August at The Hills Grammar School Sydney.
U18s kick off at 3:15pm
U16s kick off at 1:15pm
U15s kick off at 11:45am
U14s kick off at 8:30am
U13s kick off at 10.05am
U16s Round 27 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 results:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:
FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:
Newcastle Jets: Giles Harrison 36, Caleb Reed 38, Pharrell Trainor 39, Reinhard Lloyd 40, Max Cooper 41, Zac Major 42, George Tsamouras 43, Cooper Vimpani 45, Jordan Gu 48, Ethan Lewis 50, Seth Anderson 90 Subs: Kruze Davidson 44, Jake Goodwin 57, Ruben Fuentes 58, Will Dobson 59, Jayden Borgia 82
South Coast Flame: Jackson Beniuk 2, Alessandro Calmasini 4, Yoan Ciugureanu 5, Noah Crapis 7, Levi Dirks 10, Joshua Keir 11, Harrison Keller 12, Oscar Lambie 13, Cassidy Mar 14, Blake Pearson 15, Jacob Hastings 21 Subs: Mitchell Despotovski 9, Matthew Page 28, Ryan Plumridge 29, Jake Ueda 33, Deakin Henry 61,
Cards: 38’ Blake Pearson (yellow), 48’ Harrison Keller (yellow), 64’ Cassidy Mar (double yellow-red) – 59’ Pharrell trainor, 79’ Jake Goodwin
source: Tom Tsamouras