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U16s Newcastle Jets travel to Wollongong and Sydney in a “double header” weekend to face South Coast Flame and Prospect United

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U16s Newcastle Jets face South Coast United in Round 27 of the competition on Saturday in Wollongong and the next day play the wash out game with Prospect United from Round 11 in Sydney!

Licking their wounds from their second defeat of the season at Central Coast on Tuesday night, the U16s Jets will have their work cut out as many of their players will probably be unavailable as they will be “playing up”! The magnitude of their task can be gauged by the fact that South Coast defeated Nepean the previous Saturday 2-1 in Sydney!

During the match against Prospect most players should be available to play as they are not required to play up on Sunday. Obviously, there is little time for recovery but Prospect will also be in the same boat as they too will have played another game the previous day.

The remaining Jets age groups will be in the same boat as the u16s. All the teams will be trying to gain as many points for the club championship which leads to promotion to FNSW Boy’s League 1. The degree of success will depend on player availability, how well they play on the day as well as how they cope with fatigue.

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Round 27:South Coast Flame vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 20th August at Sir Ian McLennan Oval Wollongong.

U18s kick off at 3:35pm

U16s kick off at 1:45pm

U15s kick off at 12:10pm

U14s kick off at 10:35am

U13s kick off at 9.00am

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 10:05am

U13s kick off at 8.30am

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U16s Round 27 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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source: Tom Tsamouras

U16s Newcastle Jets defeated 2-1 by Central Coast United

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On an icy cold evening at Pluim Park on the Central Coast, the U16s Newcastle Jets sustained their second defeat of the season in the Round 23 deferred game which was played on Tuesday night!

Without four outfield players who were “playing up” with the u18s whose match was on at the same time on a different field of the same venue, the U16s Jets crashed out 2-1 in a scrappy game which bore little resemblance to the football we have been accustomed to seeing throughout the year.

Playing with three defenders, five midfielders and two attackers, Central Coast United set out to stop the creative play of the Jets and were successful in doing so. Unable to impose their passing game, the Jets were reduced to running with the ball and dribbling to break through the CCU defence.

In the first half the Jets had most of the possession and opportunities to score but a mix up between the goalkeeper and defence resulted in CCU being gifted a goal. The Jets equalized at the start of the 2nd half with a nice cross and a glancing header. At 1-1 the Jets gained some composure and began to string their passes together and it looked like it was a matter of time before they would score again. A cross from outside the box was not cleared by Jets defenders and the ball reached an unmarked CCU forward who had no difficulty finding the net for the second time!

The rest of the match was spent with the Jets trying to get through a well marshalled Central Coast defence which held on to the 2-1 score line until the final whistle.

This marks the second defeat of the season which isn’t the end of the world but the team lacked the composure and momentum we have been accustomed to seeing this season. Given they have been scheduled to play 7 matches in 14 days, fatigue could become an issue!

Overall the visit to the Central Coast was not very productive for the Club Championship which determines which first two teams gain promotion to FNSW Boy’s League 1 next season. Gaining a mere 4 points from a possible 12 leaves us in 3rd place on 178 points from 91 games. St George City FA have 193 points from 103 games and Hills United 201 points from 100 games respectively!

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Round 23:CCU vs Newcastle Jets on Tuesday 16th August at Pluim Park Gosford.

U18s Jets won 1-0

U16s Jets lost 2-1

U15s Jets drew 1-1

U14s Jets lost 2-0

U13s Jets won 5-1

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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source: Tom Tsamouras

U16s Newcastle Jets travel to Central Coast United for washed out Round 23 match

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U16s Newcastle Jets visit Pluim Park on Tuesday night at Central Coast for the local derby with CCU as part of the washed out Round 23 which was initially scheduled Saturday 23rd July!

The Jets, fresh from a routine 3-0 win over Prospect United on Sunday will be called upon to collect all 3 points a mere 48 hours from their previous game! A win here returns the Jets back to the top of the table despite having played two matches less than second placed Hills United!

Central Coast United will have different ideas about the result given that it is a derby as well as the 5-1 home hammering they received on Saturday from Sydney City Hakoah! They occupy 12th spot on the points table but are only 2 points from second last position. The difference between the two sides is that CCU averages less than 1 goal per game compared to 3 goals per game for the Jets.

It will be a tough assignment for both teams and for different reasons but the Jets need the points to reclaim their thrown on the ladder and leading into a double header against South Coast Flame and Prospect United respectively, on the weekend.

U18s Newcastle Jets climbed to 3rd spot on the ladder after their win over Prospect on Sunday and a win against second last placed CCU will enable them to rise to 2nd spot with three matches less than league leaders St George FA. Most importantly, the Jets need to collect the 3 points for the Club Championship in order to secure one of the first two places which lead to FNSW Boy’s Youth One next season.

U15s Newcastle Jets occupy 2nd spot on the ladder 5 points ahead of 5th placed CCU! Frustrated at not been able to score against the 13th placed Prospect United who boasts the 3rd best defence in the competition, the Jets will be hungry for goals on Tuesday night!

U14s Newcastle Jets fresh from scoring 6 goals against Prospect United on Sunday will be looking to winning their second consecutive game against a CCU team which is only 2 points behind on the points ladder. Statistically there is not much difference between the two teams and this should be a close game.

U13s Newcastle Jets who have scored 92 goals in 22 matches should prove too strong for a CCU side that has conceded 63 goals in 25 games!

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Round 23:CCU vs Newcastle Jets on Tuesday 16th August at Pluim Park Gosford.

U18s kick off at 7:00pm

U16s kick off at 7:45pm

U15s kick off at 6:00pm

U14s kick off at 7:35pm

U13s kick off at 6.00pm

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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N.B. FNSW has not updated Newcastle Jet’s Sunday results. The correct rank is Newcastle Jets 2nd with 22 games, 17 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss – 61 Goals 15 conceded and 55 points.

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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N.B. FNSW has not updated Newcastle Jet’s Sunday results. The correct rank is Newcastle Jets 3rd with 88 games and 187 points.

source: Tom Tsamouras

U16s Newcastle Jets continue with another routine 3-0 win over Prospect United SC

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U16s Newcastle Jets continued their quest for the Premiership with another routine 3-0 win over Prospect United SC at the LMRFF on Sunday afternoon. Lining up at full strength in their age group for the first time in weeks, it was never going to be easy for the visitors from Sydney.

Kicking long from the back prevented Prospect from experiencing the high press that the Jets usually exert on opponents and using the same tactic themselves prevented the later from exerting their free-flowing passing game. Despite this, the Jets kept Prospect at bay and during crucial moments in the game were able to break through with speedy counter attacking football to be 2-0 up by half time.

In the second half they added another goal that secured the 3 points and all eyes are now on Tuesday evening’s clash with Central Coast United at Gosford.

Wins by the u13s, u14s, u18s and a draw by u15s also secured 10 points from a possible 12 for the club championship which keeps us in the race for promotion to FNSW Boy’s Youth League 1.

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Round 26:Newcastle Jets vs Prospect Utd on Sunday 14th August at LMRFF Speers Point.

U18s Jets won 2-1

U16s Jets won 3-0

U15s Jets drew 0-0

U14s Jets won 6-0

U13s Jets won 7-3

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U16s Round 26 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Results:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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02 U16s Table

N.B. FNSW has not updated Newcastle Jet’s Sunday results. The correct rank is Newcastle Jets 2nd with 22 games, 17 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss – 61 Goals 15 conceded and 55 points.

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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02 Club Championship

N.B. FNSW has not updated Newcastle Jet’s Sunday results. The correct rank is Newcastle Jets 3rd with 88 games and 187 points.

source: Tom Tsamouras

Round 26: U16s Newcastle Jets take on Prospect United & Central Coast United

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Newcastle Jets take on Prospect United in Round 26 of the season at LMRFF on Sunday afternoon and on Tuesday night, Central Coast United at Pluim Park as part of the Round 23 wash out three weeks ago! These will be the first two of a total of 4 matches to be played over a 7 day period!

Playing in the u16s competition at full strength on Sunday, the u16s Jets should have little difficulty putting the Sydney team to the sword. Prospect are in 9th place on the points table and on Wednesday night were defeated by 6-1 at home by Mounties Wanderers in a deferred game! The Jets on the other hand are 3rd, 2 points behind the league leaders Hills United who have played 3 games more!

The U16s Jets should be favourites to collect another 3 points on Tuesday night at Pluim Park Gosford when they face 12th placed Central Coast United. The advantage is that the Jets should be at full strength in both these matches as both the Jets Youth and U20s sides have a bye this weekend!

U18s Jets will return to playing in their age group this Sunday against a Prospect side which is equal 4th on the table with the Jets! Having played only one game more, Prospect should be a worthy opponent and this promises to be a close game.

The same could not be said about the match between the U18s Jets and Central Coast United on Tuesday night in Gosford. CCU are in 12th spot on the table and with an U18s Jets team at full strength, it will be very difficult for them to come away with any points.

U15s Newcastle Jets should be favourites to collect all 3 points on Sunday against a Prospect side which is 13th on the ladder and which has scored 15 goals in 23 games! The washed out match against 5th placed CCU will not be as easy in Gosford on Tuesday night. CCU will be pushing for a win to get into 4th spot while the Jets need the 3 points to secure 2nd spot.

U14s Newcastle Jets have the opportunity to put two losses and two draws in the past five games behind them on Sunday when they face bottom of the table Prospect United. Indeed, Prospect have only won one game all season and have conceded 80 goals in 22 matches! Their assignment against CCU in Gosford on Tuesday night should be more competitive as the team from Central Coast is only 2 points behind.

Finally, U13s Jets face a 9th placed Prospect side and an 8th CCU side at Newcastle and Gosford respectively. Both games promise to be competitive and the young Jets will need all 6 points if they are to close the 11 point gap that has opened up between themselves and the league leaders who have played 4 games more.

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Round 26:Newcastle Jets vs Prospect Utd on Sunday 14th August at LMRFF Speers Point.

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

Round 23:CCU vs Newcastle Jets on Tuesday 16th August at Pluim Park Gosford.

U18s kick off at 7:00pm

U16s kick off at 7:45pm

U15s kick off at 6:00pm

U14s kick off at 7:35pm

U13s kick off at 6.00pm

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U16s Round 26 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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02 Club Championship

source: Tom Tsamouras

U16s Newcastle Jets defeat U18s Mounties Wanderers 1-0

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U16s Newcastle Jets defeated U18s Mounties Wanderers at Cook Park Mt Prichard on Saturday afternoon by 1-0. Following the policy of “playing up” at this time of the year only one u18s outfield player and the goalkeeper were from the Jets u18s squad. All remaining players were from the u16s squad and one from the u15s!

Both teams played out an intensive game which would have been better if the surface of Cook Park was in better condition. Perhaps for the first time this year u16s Jets found themselves up against a physically strong and fast opponent, due to the age difference, that contested every ball and pressed all over the field.

The game was evenly matched and with the intensity in which it was played resulting in the referee correctly handing out 3 yellow cards to Mounties and 2 to the Jets players. There were some outstanding shots on goal which were matched by outstanding saves by both sides.

Controversy struck when the Mounties team scored a goal which the Newcastle Jets players protested as offside and pointed at the linesman. Initially the referee awarded the goal and at the first break in play after the kick off, after consulting the linesman, awarded an offside!

This aroused the emotions of the Mounties bench which resulted in a number of yellow cards being shown by the referee. Emotions were also running high off the field resulting in the referee to stop the game on several occasions and warning the Mounties bench that unless they put a stop at the comments directed at the referee and linesmen, the match would be abandoned.

In the midst of all this, the players continued and with approximately 15 minutes from the end, a well worked move by the Jets players resulted in the winning goal scored.

The U15s players who made up the majority of the U16s squad managed to win 2-0 despite being placed under a lot of pressure in the second half. U15s squad also came away with the 3 points but the U14s were edged out by 2-1. The U13s had a great day scoring 8-1.

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Round 25: Mounties Wanderers FC vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 6th August at Cook Park (Mt Prichard).

U18s Jets won 1-0

U16s Jets won 2-0

U15s Jets won 2-0

U14s Jets lost 2-1

U13s Jets won 8-1

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U16s Round 25 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 results:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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source: Tom Tsamouras

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle Jets travel away to Mounties Wanderers FC

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U16s Newcastle Jets take on Mounties Wanderers FC in Round 25 of the Competition on Saturday at Cook Park Mt. Prichard, Sydney. In Round 10 at Speers Point the Jets defeated Mounties 5-0 and their 2nd last spot on the table would not cause any issue for securing the 3 points for the Jets under normal circumstances!

Normal circumstances are not what Newcastle Jets teams have been forced to play under in recent weeks! Due to the departure of as many as a dozen u20s players from the Jets Academy, teams have been “playing up” players to accommodate for this and in some cases fielding squads at half strength or even at a quarter strength of players from within their respective age group! Depending on the number of players that each team “plays up”, this round is not as easy as how it appears on paper!

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Round 25:Mounties Wanderers FC vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 6th August at Cook Park (Mt Prichard).

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

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U16s Round 25 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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02 TABLE

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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02 CHAMPIONSHIP

source: Tom Tsamouras

U16s Newcastle Jets held to a 1-1 draw by Northbridge Bulls

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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.

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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

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U16s Round 24 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Results:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

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02 CHAMPIONSHIP

source: Tom Tsamouras

Round 24: Newcastle Jets face Northbridge Bulls FC at Speers Point

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U16s Newcastle Jets are due to face Northbridge Bulls FC in Round 24 of the competition at Speers Point this Sunday. The U16s Jets remain in 1st place on the table despite three washed out games in the past four weeks! Northbridge have played all 23 of their matches, compared to 19 from the Jets, and are in 6th place, 13 points behind the Novocastrians.

In the first round clash the Jets were able to extract a hard fought 2-1 victory in Sydney. Having played only one competitive match in the past four weeks, compared to the Sydneysiders who have played all their matches, makes the odds even between the two teams. Given that a number of u16 Jets players may have to play up in the u18s to make up for the u18s playing up in the u20s and Youth, makes the odds in favor of Northbridge!

The three washed out matches in the past month have resulted in the U18s Newcastle Jets drop to 6th position on the ladder while Northbridge are in 10th. The inactivity by the Newcastle team for so long, coupled with many of it’s players having to step up into u20s and Youth to cover for the players who have left, makes the odds in favor of the Sydneysiders.

U15s Newcastle Jets remain in 2nd position despite playing three games less than most teams. Northbridge on the other hand have played all their games and are in 12th position! Despite this, the lack of match games by the Jets over the past month coupled with players having to play up in higher age groups evens the odds between the two teams.

U14s Newcastle Jets have dropped to 8th position on the points table, 13 points behind Northbridge who occupy 4th place! Not only are the Sydney siders a strong team, given the lack of matches played by the Jets, makes them favorites in this match!

U13s Newcastle Jets have also dropped to 4th place on the points ladder after having played only one game in the past month. Northbridge occupy 9th position and will prove a difficult opponent given the amount of inactivity by the Jets.

After this game, only six matches remain until the end of the season! Given there are 4 washed out fixtures and there is still no sign of these games being re-scheduled, it will either be a very busy six remaining weeks, or these games will not be played at all!

The Club championship battle continues between three teams, Hills United, St George City and the Newcastle Jets. Considering only two teams can gain promotion and given that both Hills United and St George City have played three games more than the Jets, they are ahead on points and favorites to finish in first and second place!

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Round 24: Newcastle Jets vs Northbridge Bulls FC on Sunday 31st July at LMRFF Speers Point.

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

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U16s Round 24 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Fixtures:

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U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:

U16s Table 01

U16s Table 02

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FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:

Club 01

Club 02

 

 

source: Tom Tsamouras

Round 23: U16s Central Coast United vs Newcastle Jets washed out

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Central Coast Football Association has closed Pluim Park for this weekend and the scheduled Round 23 matches between Central Coast United vs Newcastle Jets in the age groups U13,14,15,16, & 18 have been washed out!

This is the 3rd washed out match for the Newcastle Jets in the past four weeks.

Source: Tom Tsamouras