Lapse in concentration cost the Jets


The Jets were at recovery at the Merewether Baths on Sunday.

After having some time to think about what could have been against the Brisbane Roar, the Newcastle Jets were today at the Merewether Baths for a recovery session.

Jets captain Jobe Wheelhouse and striker Ryan Griffiths attributed a lapse in concentration as their downfall against the powerhouse that is the Roar, a team you can-t afford to be anything but your best for the entire game.

‘‘We took a different approach to this game, we obviously went out there and wanted to have a real go at them,” Wheelhouse said.

“They were a bit shocked at the way we played and other teams have tried it but have not had much luck, they still picked them off.

“I think for 60-odd minutes I thought we played the best out of anyone against them, we did quite well.

‘‘But the newspapers will read that we lost. Again it was those lapses in concentration that are not good enough.”

Griffiths, who scored the opening goal of the game, echoed the thoughts of the captain.

“We are disappointed that they got that late goal, it was a tiny little lapse in concentration and a good team like them punish you,” Griffiths said.

“I am really proud of the boys and the way we fought, especially in that first half and even in the second half, the legs ran out towards the end and they punished us.”

The Jets have a short week ahead of them, they travel to Adelaide on Thursday for Friday night’s Round 8 game against Adelaide United.