U20s Newcastle Jets pulled away 11 points in the lead in Round 17 of the 2023 FNSW League Two Men’s competition despite not playing a game. The scheduled game at Speers Point at 7:00pm on Sunday night was forfeited by U20s Parramatta FC.
The match was awarded 3-0 to Newcastle Jets and the three points gained, in conjunction with the draw by second placed Prospect United FC, has placed them 11 points clear in 1st place on the points table.
U20s Newcastle Jets next match is away to Bankstown on Friday night.
Round 18: Bankstown United FC vs Newcastle Jets on Friday 2nd June 2023, at Padstow Park Sydney.
The U20s Newcastle Jets reclaimed a 9 point lead at the top of the FNSW League Two Men’s table after defeating Hurstville FC 4-2 on Sunday night! The goal feast began as early as the 3rd minute through a well taken volley after a sustained Newcastle attack. Hurstville replied three minutes later through a penalty caused by an accidental hand ball by a Newcastle defender.
The Sydney team presented as a tall and solid side playing very compact and with only one lone striker up front. The Jets were given little space to play and they attempted to break through using their flanks and long balls at the feet of running forward players.
During a Hurstville attack, an attempt to clear the ball by a Newcastle defender resulted in the ball being deflected off the face of a Sydney player and ending up at the back of the Jets goal! This was achieved 3 minutes before half time but in exactly the 45th minute a pin-point cross from the right to a Newcastle forward and an equally great first touch and shot resulted in both teams going into the half time break at 2-2.
In the 2nd half the Jets were able to get the upper hand in the 53rd minute when the ref felt a Newcastle player was impeded and awarded a penalty. This was converted and with the score at 3-2, the local team had to come out of their shell to salvage any points from a game which the Jets enjoyed most of the possession.
During a Newcastle counter-attack, a great cross from the right was couple by a great shot by an incoming forward who had no trouble making the score 4-2 in the 71st minute. The Jets continued to dominate possession and threatened with more goal scoring opportunities until the final whistle.
This win gives the Newcastle team a 9 point lead at the top of the U20s table and coupled with Youth’s 6-1 victory over the same opponent, a comfortable lead in the Club Championship of the FNSW League Two Men’s table.
Round 16 FNSW League Two Men’s:
Hurstville FC vs Newcastle Jets on Sunday 21st May at Penhurst Park, Sydney.
U20s Jets won 4-2
Youth Jets won 6-1
Round 16 FNSW League Two Men’s Results:
FNSW League Two Men’s Table:
Newcastle Jets: Blake Robinson 35, Amos Okumu 36, Cooper Vimpani 42, Riley Van Haren 43, George Tsamouras 44, Caleb Reed 46, Reinhard Lloyd 49, Jordan Gu 52, Oscar Archbold 55, Seth Anderson 56, Luca West 58 Subs: Nicholas Fowler, Zaviah Di Carlo 15, Lucas Walshe 41, Kynan Watkins 50
Round 14 FNSW Youth League One:
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 20th May at Pluim Park, Gosford.
The U20s Newcastle Jets pulled off one of the greatest come backs of the season after being 3-0 down and with a player short from the first half against Hawkesbury City in Round 15 of the FNSW League Two Men’s competition!
Played in cold and wet conditions at the LMRFF on Sunday night the match began at an incredible pace. The Hawkesbury team rose to the occasion against the league leaders and threw everything at the Newcastle Jets from the opening whistle.
Within the first 20 minutes they found themselves leading 2-0 and just before half time fortune was on their side when a Newcastle defender was given his marching orders by the referee. Just after the break, a third goal by the visitors had them favorites to collect the 3 points for the fourth time of the season.
Playing with only three defenders since the send-off, the Newcastle team then set to work and with a few minutes before the final whistle, were able to score an incredible four goals for a final score line of 4-3 in favor of the Jets!
The spectators who braved the conditions were treated to an incredible game of football in which one team did everything to be withing reach of a great win, and another which refused to surrender and were rewarded for their belief in the end.
Round 15 FNSW League Two Men’s:
Newcastle Jets vs Hawkesbury City on Sunday 14th May at the LMRFF, Speers Point.
Youth Jets won 4-1
U20s Jets won 4-3
Round 15 FNSW League Two Men’s Results:
FNSW League Two Men’s Table:
Round 13 FNSW Youth League One:
Newcastle Jets vs Wollongong Wolves on Sunday 14th May at the LMRFF, Speers Point.
U20s Newcastle Jets suffered their second defeat in 13 games of the 2023 League 2 Men’s competition at the hands of Fraser Park FC, 2-1. Two misjudged bounces of the ball resulted in two goals scored by Fraser Park in the 15th and 37th minute that proved to be enough to secure the 3 points.
The Newcastle Jets lacked speed and intensity in the first half and their play was too predictable, playing out from the back. The first goal was scored when an innocent ball was heading towards the Newcastle keeper when a Newcastle defender didn’t put his body between the ball and an opposition player! The Fraser Park player managed to get a foot to the ball which resulted in it rolling into an empty net after deflecting off the post!
The second goal was almost identical to the first with a different Newcastle defender making the same error! Throughout the first half the Newcastle team was laborious and unproductive. There didn’t appear any clear strategy on how to open-up the opposition in order to score.
In the second half the Jets increased the speed and intensity and were quickly rewarded with a goal that came from a well crossed ball for a simple tap in. In the remainder of the game the Jets continued to probe the Fraser Park goal but to no avail.
The U20s continue to sit in first place at the half-way mark of the competition, 6 points clear from their nearest rival, despite this result.
Round 14 FNSW League Two Men’s:
Fraser Park FC vs Newcastle Jets on Sunday 7th May at Fraser Park, Sydney.
U20s Jets lost 2-1
Youth Jets drew 1-1
Round 14 FNSW League Two Men’s Results:
FNSW League Two Men’s Table:
Newcastle Jets:Nicholas Kacev 24, Samuel Esquilant 30, Dominic Archbold 33, Max Bailey 34, Amos Okumu 36, Lucas Walshe 41, George Tsamouras 44, Reinhard Lloyd 49, Kynan Watkins 50, Shiwa Dul 53, Seth Anderson 56Subs:Zaviah Di Carlo 15, Ethan Lewis 20, Angus Martin 25, Jordan Gu 52, Lucas West 58
Round 12 FNSW Youth League One:
Marconi Stallions FC vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 6th May at Wanderers Football Park.
U20s Newcastle Jets defeated Prospect FC on Sunday night at the LMRFF to go 9 point clear on top of the FNSW League Two Men’s table! After both teams suffered their first defeat of the season the previous week at the hands of Sydney University and Camden Tigers respectively, this was the clash between 1st versus 2nd on the ladder. The match certainly lived up to the billing as a clash between two equally balanced teams that fought tooth and nail throughout the 90 minutes to gain the advantage.
The Newcastle team moved the ball quicker and was technically superior but the Sydney team was physically strong and kept the Jets at bay. The Jets concentrated their play through the flanks and through constant movement of the ball. The first goal game midway through the 1st half with a well worked attack from the right and a whipped cross which found the Sydney defense stretched for an easy tap in.
Newcastle controlled play well and although neither team was able to create many clear cut goal scoring opportunities, they looked more confident on the ball and controlled possession. In the final minute of the 1st half a poorly headed ball and a lucky bounce resulted in a Prospect forward finding time and space to fire a shot which the Newcastle keeper was unable to save. Both teams went into the half time break locked at 1-1.
The 2nd half was as tight as the 1st half with Newcastle controlling possession and Prospect resisting and trying to catch their opponents on the break. In the final 15 minutes of the game the stalemate was broken when a Newcastle winger was able to beat the Prospect left back and whipped up a well weighted cross which found a Jets forward unmarked on the far post who didn’t have any problem striking the ball for a 2-1 score-line!
The remainder of the match was spent with intelligent possession football by Newcastle and backs -to-the-wall attacking by the Sydney siders. Despite their efforts the Jets team was able to hold on to a hard-fought win and remain 9 points clear at the top of the U20s table.
Round 13 FNSW League Two Men’s:
Newcastle Jets vs Prospect United FC on Sunday 30th April 2023 at the LMRFF, Speers Point.
Youth Jets lost 1-0
U20s Jets won 2-1
Newcastle Jets:Patrick Innes 1, Jayden Ashbourne 32, James Khoury 33, Max Bailey 34, Amos Okumu 36, Lucas Walshe 41, George Tsamouras 44, Angus Martin 47, Reinhard Lloyd 49, Jordan Gu 52, Shiwa Dul 53,subs:Nicholas Fowler 14, Zaviah Di Carlo 15, Ethan Lewis 20, Nicholas Kacev 24, Kynan Watkins 50, Christian Bracco 57
Round 11 FNSW Youth League One:
Newcastle Jets vs Sydney United 58 FC on Sunday 30th April at the LMRFF, Speers Point.