Jets Youth crush Mariners

The Newcastle Jets Youth team has run out comfortable 4-1 winners over the Central Coast Mariners Youth in their rescheduled National Youth League match at Pluim Park.

The Newcastle Jets Youth team has run out comfortable 4-1 winners over the Central Coast Mariners Youth in their rescheduled National Youth League match at Pluim Park.

Strikes by Fabian Iacovelli, James Virgili, Matt Sim and Mirjan Pavlovic saw the Novocastrians claim the three competition points, while the Mariners- Gavin Forbes scored a late consolation goal for the home side.

In the 19th minute, Iacovelli stormed through the middle of pitch and unleashed a fierce shot on goal. Central Coast custodian Nik Matic did well to parry the initial strike away, but Iacovelli-s predatory instincts shone through, picking up the scraps to stab home the rebound.

The visitors doubled their advantage right on the stroke of halftime when Virgili reacted quickest to a poor clearance from the Mariners defence. The Qantas Young Socceroo ghosted in to fire home and give the Jets a two goal advantage at the interval.

With less than quarter of an hour played in the second stanza, the Jets all but sealed the victory when a foul by defender Luka Dukic whilst defending a corner resulted in a penalty. Jets winger Matt Sim calmly slotted away the subsequent spot-kick from 12-yards.

Midway through the half and Newcastle would complete the demolition of their local rivals when striker Mirjan Pavlovic rose highest to unleash a powerful header, giving his side a comfortable 4-goal cushion.

Forbes snared a late consolation goal for the home side when he displayed some blinding speed to round Jets ‘keeper Robbie Kolak and finish smartly from a tight angle in the 82nd minute.

Match Details: Central Coast Mariners: 1. Nik MATIC (GK) (20. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK) 46-), 2. Nathan SHERLOCK (c), 3. Jerry KALOURIS (9. Gavin FORBES 54-), 4. Matthew LIDDALL, 6. Matthew LEWIS (5. Luka DUKIC 46-), 7. Brendan GRIFFIN, 8. Nick FITZGERALD, 11. Mitchell MALLIA, 14. Brady SMITH (15. Adam ORMSBY 46-), 18. Bernie IBINI-ISEI, 19. Dylan MACALLISTER

Unused Subs: None Yellow Cards: Kalouris 24- Red Cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets: 1. Robbie KOLAK (GK), 2. Jon GRIFFITHS, 3. Matthew SIM, 4. Umut TOKDOGAN, 5. James VIRGILI (12. Jarrad ROSS 58-), 6. Taylor REGAN (C), 7. William ANGEL (10. Mirjan PAVLOVIC 55-), 8. Brodie MOOY, 9. Damian BROSQUE (14. Adrian KARAKOLEVSKI 54-), 11. Jesse PINTO, 13. Fabian IACOVELLI.

Unused Subs: 20. Dion SHAW (GK) Yellow Cards: Jon Griffiths 10-, Jesse Pinto 64- Red Cards: Nil

Central Coast Mariners: 1 (82- Forbes) Newcastle Jets: 4 (Iacovelli 19-,Virgili 45-, Sim 59-(pen), Pavlovic 74-)

Referee Kris GRIFFITHS JONES