In the sheds: Round 21


Scott Neville and Connor Chapman interviewed their teammates in the sheds following the Jets’ 2-0 win over Melbourne Heart.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets defenders Scott Neville and Connor Chapman took Jets TV inside the dressing sheds to get their teammates- thoughts on their 2-0 win over Melbourne at Hunter Stadium last Friday.

Neville spoke with forward Ryan Griffiths, who netted the Jets- second goal of the match to put the result beyond doubt.

“It was a great ball from Tags and I ran onto it and chipped it over the keeper,” Griffiths said.

“I saw out of the corner of my eye a defender coming over to defend it and that-s why I ran up to protect the ball.”

Jets winger James Virgili told Neville that the win over the Heart could be the catalyst for the Jets securing a spot in the A-League top six.

“It was great to get the win that puts us back in the top six and it-s always good to keep a clean sheet as well,” Virgili said.

“We-ve got three more home games and we want to get three points in each of them. If we do that, we-ll be well on our way to the finals.”

Meanwhile, Chapman caught up with an elated Dominik Ritter, who was pleased to be back playing in the A-League after six weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

“It was great to be back playing in the A-League in front of the home crowd, especially to get a clean sheet in a must-win game and it was a solid performance from the whole team,” Ritter said.

“We are buzzing. Our goal before the game was to go back into the top six straightaway.

“We wanted to keep a clean sheet and that always gives the whole team more confidence going into the next game.

“The whole team performed really well, got stuck in for each other and we deserved the win.”