The Newcastle Jets youth team extended their NBN State League winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over Hamilton.
The Newcastle Jets youth team notched their fifth consecutive win in the NBN State League competition with a 3-1 victory over Hamilton Olympic at Darling Street Oval yesterday.
The Jets were forced to come from behind to secure the win, which sends them three points clear at the top of the table after the only other undefeated team, Broadmedow Magic, lost 5-4 to South Cardiff.
Hamilton Olympic started the stronger of the two Clubs and sent the Jets an early warning shot when they hit the post inside the first minute of play.
The home side eventually took the lead in the 15th minute courtesy of Ben Koiner who nodded the ball home after Jets goalkeeper Jack Duncan parried the initial shot at goal.
The Jets began to work their way back into the match with Kael Bradbury and Abe Wheelhouse both testing the Hamilton goalkeeper with free-kicks, however neither was able to find the back of the net.
However, the momentum of the match turned shortly after half-time when Hamilton defender Joel Witherden was sent off.
The Jets soon started to dominate possession and control the tempo of the match and it wasn-t long before they found the equaliser.
After some nice build-up play, Josh Small whipped in a dangerous cross that forced a Hamilton defender to deflect the ball into his own net.
Shortly after, the Jets made it 2-1 when Michael Finlayson blasted a shot into the roof of the net from close range.
Hamilton almost managed to draw level with a swift counter attack, but Duncan stood tall to make a crucial reflex save and preserve the Jets- lead.
With less than 10 minutes remaining, Connor Champman put the icing on the cake for the Jets with a curling free-kick into the top corner of the goal from 25 metres out.
Match Details: Newcastle Jets 3 Hamilton Olympic 1 At Darling Street Oval