Jets Champions of Singapore Soccer Sixes

The Jets have been crowned Champions of the Singapore Soccer Sixes after defeating Chonburi FC 4-1 in the final on Sunday.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have been crowned Champions of the Singapore Soccer Sixes after defeating Chonburi FC of Thailand 4-1 in Sunday-s grand final.

After winning all three of their matches on the opening day of the tournament, the Jets finished on top of Group B with nine points and a goal difference of plus 13.

Newcastle faced Group C runners-up Hong Kong FC A in the quarterfinals, notching a 4-0 victory in hot and humid conditions. Ruben Zadkovich, James Brown, Jacob Pepper and Joey Gibbs all scored in the comfortable win.

The Jets had the enviable task of toppling the defending Champions of the Soccer Sixes tournament when they faced the Singapore U-21 national team in the semi-final stage.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the match, the Jets were able to draw level from a Ruben Zadkovich free-kick. Taylor Regan-s goal a short time later was enough to seal victory for Newcastle and ensure they progressed through to the Grand Final of the tournament.

The Jets faced Thai Premier League outfit and former Asian Champions League participant Chonburi FC in the decider.

Taylor Regan got the Jets off to the perfect start, with a classy individual goal giving Newcastle a 1-0 lead.

Sam Gallaway doubled the Jets- advantage a short time later, before Chonburi set up a tense finish by getting a goal back to make it 2-1.

However, Regan was once again in the right place at the right time, finishing from close range after Zadkovich-s long-range strike was spilled by the Chonburi goalkeeper.

A late goal from James Brown sealed a 4-1 victory for the Jets, securing them the title of Singapore Soccer Sixes Champions for 2013.

The Jets playing group opted to donate their prize money to the children-s orphanages that competed in the Youth division of the tournament.