Youth Review: Women fall short in seven-goal thriller

It was an incredible fightback from our young Jets Women, but our side fell just short losing to Manly United, 4-3, at home.

Our young side performed admirably after being down 4-1 in the second half, and so nearly almost clawed back the game and while the points went to the visitors, our team will take a big confidence boost.

Our Youth Men unfortunately didn’t get on the pitch after their game was washed out.

NPL NSW Women’s Chief Writer and Commentator Nikola Pozder reviews the match from the weekend:

Newcastle Jets 3-4 Manly United 

A seven-goal thriller at Lake Macquarie went the way of Manly United against the Emerging Jets.

It was the youngsters that would hit the front inside the first minute through Claire Adams in some style, catching everyone by surprise from some 35 metres out at least.

On 11 minutes Manly was level, Yuka Honda received the ball just inside the box, turned and shot to find the bottom corner.

10 minutes before the break the visitors turned the result around. Emily Minett found space in the box and with a powerful effort, hit the roof of the net.

Soon after the break, it was 3-1. Nicole Stuart picked up the ball in an advanced position, just outside the box, took a touch before unleashing a thunderbolt to extend Manly’s lead.

The Young Jets team were right back into it a few minutes later. Lara Gooch went on a fantastic run before what looked a cross flew into the back of the net to cut the lead.

Gooch showed the first was no fluke, scoring one of the goals of the season and the equaliser with 15 minutes to go. Gooch stole the ball in midfield before catching the keeper off her line and letting go with a shot from almost halfway.

The Jets were on their way to their first points of the season before Polly Doran stole it from them. It was heartbreak for the Jets as Dorran’s fine run was completed with a neat finish, catching the keeper out.

It was a fine performance from the Jets who can be proud of their comeback and battle they put up, while United move to equal first on the ladder.

Elsewhere, our Reserves team secured a point with a strong showing, while our Boys teams experienced mixed results.

Four of our five teams sit inside the top two of their respective competitions and are continuing to mount a premiership challenge.

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