Wilson sees positives in face of adversity

Moving on from last week’s loss against Sydney FC has been a process for Ash Wilson’s side as they recognise the positives to take away from the match. 

The Jets produced a comeback in the second half, by getting Sydney on the counterattack to score their two goals with one in each half. They held Sydney to 3-2 prior to the penalty scored, demonstrating their ability to fight back after starting the game behind.  

“We came out strong in the second half by taking it to Sydney and putting ourselves in a position to get something out of the game,” says Wilson. 

Upon reflection on the game, Wilson mentioned that the team is moving forward to focus on the next game against Canberra United this Saturday.

“The Sydney game is done, we’ve moved on from it, we have reviewed, people have been accountable, and we’ve just got ourselves back on track to start training.”

Wilson highlighted that the team are determined to rectify last weekend’s result, starting with a win in Canberra this weekend.

“You can’t mope on a game like that, you have to move forward and keep focused on what’s next, which is a game against Canberra that we need to win,” said Wilson. 

“This weekend is about doing what we do but better with greater execution and more consistency with decision making, and in transition moments being a little more organised, that will be some of the big things for us.”

Jets Manager Ash Wilson took plenty of positives from her side’s match against Sydney FC.


Saturday’s game saw the Jets have three key players out, goalkeeper Georgina Worth missed the game due to an illness. Sarah Griffith and Murphy Agnew were also missing due to injuries sustained over the past few weeks. The loss of these players was deemed crucial to Newcastle’s defeat at home.

Sarah Griffith could see game time against Canberra United on Saturday.


“Signs are positive for some people to come back in, definitely Georgina, and the minutes that are available to players like Sarah and Murphy will be determined later this week, they seem to be progressing well.” 

With the possible return of Sarah and Murphy, the Jets can look to enter the Canberra game with fully fit squad.

By Daniella Flamiatos.