U18s Newcastle Jets were held to a 1-1 draw by Sydney Olympic at Ray Watt Oval, University of Newcastle, on Sunday afternoon!
In sunny and hot conditions Sydney Olympic began proceedings with a goal from a penalty which the Jets conceded after an Olympic player was brought down inside the box, in an off the ball incident! The Jets came close moments later with a shot that came off the woodwork after a well worked move from the left. By half-way through the first half the Jets were level with a well taken shot from a well worked counter-attack from the right.
At half time the teams were locked at 1-1 and the players of both teams looked forward to the break to re-hydrate from the very hot conditions. Territorially the Jets dominated possession but could not create enough goal scoring opportunities.
The second half belonged to the Jets even more than in the first half but again, they could not find the back of the net! Despite this, the team looked a lot fitter and sharper than during previous games and this is probably more important at this early stage of the pre-season than any result or score line.
Newcastle Jets vs Sydney Olympic at Ray Watt Oval on Sunday 11th December 2022.
Youth Jets drew 0-0
U18s Jets drew 1-1
U16s Jets lost 4-0
U15s Jets lost 3-1
U14s Jets won 5-3
U13s Jets lost 2-0
Source: Tom Tsamouras