Jets draw with South Coast Wolves

The Newcastle Jets were held to a nil all draw against the South Coast Wolves at Corrimal Memorial Park overnight.

The Newcastle Jets were held to a nil all draw against the South Coast Wolves at Corrimal Memorial Park overnight.

Coach Branko Culina used valuable game time to run multiple combinations at regular intervals as the Wolves pressed the Jets tightly in defence, led by former Newcastle veteran, Sasho Petrovski.

A first half with few match highlights wasn-t helped by a pitch below familiar standards, resulting in difficult conditions for surface play. When Ryan Griffiths finally broke through the Wolves defence he managed to slide the ball through to Jeremy Brockie, only to have it bounce off his shin.

Wholesale changes at the break saw star import, Tiago join a long list of rotations with Culina running new combinations as some second half niggle began to materialise.

Keeping the pressure on, the Wolves found themselves a way through the midfield squabble to run into the Jets box and send a bullet flying towards the bottom left before Matthew Nash came to the rescue.

Overall, the Jets defence held up well to keep their undefeated pre-season in tact following a run of victories against quality oppositions, including the Melbourne Heart.

It was the Jets final hit out before this month-s friendly against Sydney FC in Cessnock. Newcastle will now enjoy a well-deserved four day break before adding the finishing touches to their 2011/2012 A-League Season preparations.