Jets Youth dominate NSW rivals

The Newcastle Jets Youth side has defeated Sydney FC Youth 3-1 this afternoon at the Sydney Football Stadium.

The Newcastle Jets Youth side has defeated Sydney FC Youth 3-1 this afternoon at the Sydney Football Stadium.

An early strike by Mario Simic was cancelled out initially by Matthew Jurman, but Newcastle hit back in the second half with a superb strike by Jason Naidovski before an own goal sealed the win for the visitors.

The Jets got off to a dream start when Simic pushed forward in the 1st minute and tapped home a Will Angel low cross from the byline.

Indeed, the visitors dominated the opening period and nearly doubled their lead through midfielder Jesse Pinto, who hit a stinging low drive from 25-yards in the 14th minute only to be denied by a brilliant fingertip save by Sky Blues custodian Nenad Vekic.

However, it would be the home side that would score next on 32 minutes through central defender Jurman, who pounced on a fumble by goalkeeper Robbie Kolak to tap home the equaliser.

Moments later and Vekic was in the thick of the action again, this time making a superb double save from Mirjan Pavlovic and Naidovski strikes from close range to keep the scores level heading into the break.

It didn-t take long for the Jets to regain the lead though, with Naidovski scoring from a low, curling free-kick just ten minutes into the second stanza.

Newcastle then made the three competition points safe midway through the half when Naidovski hit a dangerous cross into the Sydney 6-yard box which was deflected in to give the Jets a 3-1 lead that they would hold for the remainder of the match.

Match details: Sydney FC Youth: 1. Nenad VEKIC (gk) (20. Mark PULLMAN (gk) 61-), 2. Matthew JURMAN, 3. Antony GOLEC (c), 4. Mitchell SPEER (15. Raymond MILLER 60-), 5. Mitchell PRENTICE (OA)( 13. Joel CHIANESE 54-), 6. Chris PAYNE, 7. Dimitrios PETRATOS, 8. Sam MUNRO, 9. Kerem BULUT, 10. Adam CASEY (OA), 17. Luke AUSTIN

Unused substitutes: Nil Yellow cards: Nil Red cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets Youth: 1. Robbie KOLAK (gk), 2. Jason HOFFMAN, 3. Mario SIMIC (7. Will ANGEL 63-), 4. Umut TOKDOGAN, 5. Scott BALDERSON, 6. Taylor REGAN (c), 7. Will ANGEL (14. Matt SIM 58-), 8. Brodie MOOY (13. Fabian IACOVELLI 55-), 9. Jason NAIDOVSKI,10. Mirjan PAVLOVIC (12. Damian BROSQUE 60-),11. Jesse PINTO

Unused substitutes: 20. Jake PURCHES (gk) Yellow cards: Jesse Pinto 32- Red cards: Nil

Sydney FC Youth: 1 (Jurman 32-) Newcastle Jets Youth: 3 (Simic 1-, Naidovski 55-, own goal 70-) Referee: Kris GRIFFITHS-JONES