Youth Previews: Women to bounce back, Men to continue unbeaten start

Our Youth teams are back on the pitch this weekend after both the Men and Women had the weekend off due to the bye (Men) and postponements (Women).

The Women are coming off the back of a Round One loss to Sydney University and will hope to win their first game at home when Blacktown come to visit on Sunday.

For our Men, while they missed out on football due to the bye last weekend, they did play a midweek fixture where they collected just a point against University of NSW. This weekend they will meet Camden Tigers away from home on Saturday evening.

League Three Men’s Reporter Jack George and NPL NSW Women’s Chief Writer Nikola Pozder preview our weekend’s clashes:

Football NSW League Three – Camden Tigers vs Newcastle Jets – Ron Dine Stadium, Saturday 7pm

Camden Tigers will take on Newcastle Jets to continue their season as one of two Saturday 7pm matches.

Camden most recently was defeated by South Coast Flame, with a blitz from the Wollongong side securing them the three points.

The home side is yet to draw a match this season, having won two and lost four of the six matches they’ve played this campaign.

Camden will be looking to secure a statement win as they remain in the hunt for a finals place this year.

Meanwhile, Newcastle Jets will play midweek before taking on Camden Tigers, with the preview for their match against UNSW FC in the round seven review.

The Jets have a new coach in Ric Marchioli, and he inherits a side who sits in third place, three points behind first with the teams above them however having played two more games this season.

Newcastle has the joint second-best attacking record, having scored 16 goals this season while having the best defensive record with just the singular goal against, although once again, their lesser fixtures play a part in the stats.

NPL NSW Women’s – Newcastle Jets v Bankstown City – Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Sunday 3:25pm

Bankstown City will travel north to take on the Emerging Jets at Lake Macquarie on Sunday afternoon.

The Jets pushed Uni hard a few weeks ago but lost their legs as the game progressed. They didn’t play last week and had the extra week to prepare, they’ll need to be super disciplined against one of the competition heavyweights.

It was a tough result to take last week for Bankstown having led for almost the whole match from start to finish. Three matches in and only one win to show for it for Matthew Costantini’s team, even though they may have deserved more.

Confidence may have taken a hit at Jensen Park but they will need to bounce back straight away. The Jets would love to pick up their first points of the campaign as well and get their season moving forward.