After their 3-nil loss to Melbourne Heart on the weekend, the Jets are preparing to take on Roar this Saturday.
Following the Newcastle Jets 3-nil loss on Saturday to Melbourne Heart, coach Gary van Egmond struggled to explain the team-s fluctuation in home and away form.
“I would hate to be a bookie, one week we are flying, the next we are struggling,” the coach said.
“I think there are still some positives to take out of the game as was the case last week where we were good in the first half but in the second we didn-t control the game if we are to be truthful, but we got that result.
“We are a work in progress, there are still plenty of areas of improvement but we will get better as we go on.”
Going into the sheds at half time against the Heart the Jets were in the game, neither team had scored despite the opposition-s early dominance. Three goals to the Heart in the second half told a different story and leave the Jets with much work to do this week.
“At the beginning of the game the Heart certainly took the ascendency but half way through the first half, we came back into the match and were able to control the game for periods of time,” van Egmond said.
“Coming into half time, I thought we were well and truly in the game and then when we came back out, I thought it was fairly even.
“After we made a couple of subs, it started to play out differently and we had to chase the game at the end.
‘‘Credit to Heart, they have been playing some good football and had been a bit unlucky to not get their first win until now.
“We need to regroup and get ready for next week.”
The Jets need to get ready for the Brisbane Roar this Saturday at Ausgrid Stadium.
The Roar will come to Newcastle looking to extend their undefeated streak to 35 matches whilst the Jets will hope to extend their winning ways at Ausgrid Stadium, where they remain undefeated this season.