In hot and windy conditions at Central Coast Sports College, Kariong on Sunday afternoon, Central Coast Mariners proved too hard a nut to crack for the U18s Newcastle Jets, running out victors by 4-0!
Playing without half a dozen players from the team that won the 2022 Youth League Two Premiership and Grand Final, only seven weeks earlier, the Jets looked slow and disjointed. CCM looked quicker to the ball, played a better passing game and pressed up when not in possession. They scored three goals in the first half and one in the second and didn’t appear to be threatened by the Jets.
Although this is certainly not a result most would have hoped for, it is early in the pre-season and a useful exercise from which the technical staff can draw conclusions.
Next week there will be another intra-club match followed by games against Edgeworth Eagles and Weston FC, the week after.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Sports College, Kariong on Sunday 20th November 2022.
U20s Jets lost 9-0
Youth Jets lost 8-1
U18s Jets lost 4-0
U16s Jets lost 3-0
U14s Jets lost 8-1
U15s Jets lost 3-0
U13s Jets won 4-3
Source: Tom Tsamouras