Jets upbeat after draw

The Jets bring back a point from Bathurst after their four day stay as part of the Hyundai A-League Regional Round.


The Newcastle Jets return home today after a four-day trip to Bathurst as part of the Hyundai A-League's regional round.

They bring home 1-point, after a 1-all draw with Adelaide United on Wednesday night but given they sit in ninth spot, they were desperate for a win.

“It wasn-t the result we were after, we wanted to get the three points," goalscorer Jobe Wheelhouse said after the game.

"We were a bit slow in the first half, but I hope we put on a decent performance in the second half for the crowd that came out in the rain.

"We are back to the drawing board because we have a quick turnaround to play Brisbane on Saturday."

Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond was pleased with elements of the performance in Bathurst, highlighting how the team fought back from a 1-nil deficit.

"We had a few opportunities there at the end but we didn't take them," van Egmond said.

“It was good character to see the boys come from a goal down and get something out of the game.

"It was great to see Jobey get on the score sheet and hopefully he can continue that now he has is back from a foot injury.

"Both teams were desperate for the 3-points, it is another point which is good but we have a hard game coming up against Brisbane and then Sydney on the road.

"We have to ensure we do everything right in our recovery and preparation to get us ready for those two games."

The Jets attended an Australia Day event in Bathurst on Thursday morning before returning to Newcastle.

Thank you to the Bathurst community for hosting the Newcastle Jets and supporting the team this week.

For more Jets' Australia Day photos, click here.