Academy: Olympic, Buds, and Macarthur

Wins at Macarthur, frustration and elation at Adamstown, and defeat to Hamilton.

There was plenty to talk about from a blockbuster weekend of football for our young Jets - and this our Jets Academy sides did over the weekend.

Boys

It was a top-of-the-table clash in the first NPL Northern NSW Youth fixture on Sunday morning, and it was your young Jets who came out on top with a big 2-1 win over Hamilton Olympic.

The U/12s boys have moved three points clear on the U/13s ladder, with a goal difference of +76 after 10 games played.

It would prove to be the only victory of the day for the young boys out at Speers Point, with Hamilton charging to three wins from the next three fixtures.

There were big wins in the following two matches – the U/13s boys went down 5-1 while the U/14s boys were beaten 6-3 – but the final match of the day was much closer.

The U/15s defeat saw them drop from 2nd to 4th on the NPL Northern NSW U/16s ladder, with Olympic winning out 3-2.

Over at Adamstown Oval on Mother’s Day, goals were at a premium and points were difficult to pick up.

The U/16s enjoyed an exciting first half in their clash with the Adamstown U/18s as they went to the sheds at 2-2, but neither side could find a goal in the second stanza.

The U/18s kept a clean sheet but didn’t find the back of the net in their 0-0 draw with the Buds U/20s, while Labi Haliti’s lads relied on a penalty to clinch them a 1-0 win over the Adamstown first grade side.

Newcastle Jets U/12s 2 def. Hamilton Olympic U/13s 1
Newcastle Jets U/13s 1 def. by Hamilton Olympic U/14s 5
Newcastle Jets U/14s 3 def. by Hamilton Olympic U/15s 6
Newcastle Jets U/15s 2 def. by Hamilton Olympic U/16s 3
Newcastle Jets U/16s 2 drew Adamstown Rosebud U/18s 2
Newcastle Jets U/18s 0 drew Adamstown Rosebud U/20s 0
Newcastle Jets U/20s 1 def. Adamstown Rosebud 0

Girls

Proceedings got off to the best possible start for the girls on Sunday morning, with X goals to X helping the U/13s cruise to a massive 8-1 win.

The win sees the girls remain in fourth spot on the ladder, and they’ve now opened up a three-point buffer on the North Shore Mariners in fifth spot.

Keen not to be left behind, the U/14s girls beat out their Rams U/15s counterparts 5-0 while the U/15s won out 3-0 over the Macarthur U/17 side.

The margin shrunk, but the result remained the same in the Reserves fixture as the U/17s girls managed a 2-0 win which saw them move into the top four.

Unfortunately, the U/19s girls couldn’t replicate the results of their younger sides. They went down 2-1 to a Macarthur Rams side pushing for the first grade top four.

Macarthur Rams FC U/14s 1 def. Newcastle Jets U/13s 8
Macarthur Rams FC U/15s 0 def. Newcastle Jets U/14s 5
Macarthur Rams FC U/17s 0 def. Newcastle Jets U/15s 3
Macarthur Rams FC Reserves 0 def. Newcastle Jets U/17s 2
Macarthur Rams FC 2 def. Newcastle Jets U/19s 1