Jets Youth fall to AIS

The Newcastle Jets Youth Team has been defeated 2-1 by the Australian Institute of Sport at Deakin Football Stadium.

The Newcastle Jets Youth Team has been defeated 2-1 by the Australian Institute of Sport at Deakin Football Stadium in their National Youth League round 22 clash.

A brace by the talented Kamal Ibrahim was enough for the home side to get their first win of the season over the Jets, despite a strike just prior to the halftime whistle by Newcastle-s skipper Taylor Regan.

The AIS took the early advantage in just the 7th minute when midfielder Ryan Edwards made a marauding run on the counter attack, before laying off to Ibrahim who slotted home with aplomb when one-on-one with Jets custodian Robbie Kolak.

The Jets restored parity right on the stroke of halftime though, when a dangerous corner was whipped into the six yard box to be ultimately poked home by Regan from close range.

With the game there for the taking for either side in the second stanza, Ibrahim once again stepped up to the mark with quarter of an hour remaining, getting on the end of substitute Jake Barker-Daish-s cross to head home powerfully to claim the winner.

Match Details: AIS Squad: Mustafa AMINI (Jake BARKER-DAISH 60-), Christopher BUSH, Stephen DOMENICI, Ryan EDWARDS, Curtis GOOD, Kamal IBRAHIM, Aaron LENNOX (GK), Aaron PETERSON (Kevin DAVISON 60-), Trent SAINSBURY, Nikola STANOJEVIC (C) (Sam GALLAWAY 60-), Marc WARREN

Substitutes not used: Lachlan TIBBLES (GK) Yellow cards: Sam GALLAWAY 82-, Stephen DOMENICI 87- Red cards: Nil

Newcaslte Jets squad: Damian BROSQUE (Will ANGEL 60-), Jon GRIFFITHS (Fabian IACOVELLI 54-), Robbie KOLAK (gk), Brodie MOOY, Jason NAIDOVSKI (Adrian KARAKOLEVSKI 60-), Jesse PINTO, Taylor REGAN (c), Jarrad ROSS, Matt SIM, Umut TOKDOGAN, James VIRGILI

Substitutes not used: Jake PURCHES (gk) Yellow cards: Matt SIM 46- Red cards: Nil

AIS 2 (Kamal IBRAHIM 6-/74-) Newcastle Jets 1 (Taylor REGAN 45-) Deakin Football Stadium, Canberra Referee: Brett Woodford