Jets Youth coach Clayton Zane says his side is expecting a difficult test when they take on Lambton Jaffas on Saturday.
Newcastle Jets Youth Team coach Clayton Zane says the Jets are expecting a difficult test when they take on Lambton Jaffas in Round 5 of the NBN State League at Arthur Edden Oval on Saturday.
The Jets- 5-3 win over Weston Workers FC last week elevated them to sixth on the competition ladder, while the Jaffas are sitting in last place with one draw from their first three games, although they do have a game in hand.
Despite Lambton-s slow start to the season, Zane said the Jets would certainly not be taking their opponents lightly on Saturday afternoon.
“I think it-s a dangerous time to come up against Lambton,” Zane explained.
“They-re a team that has been promoted to the NBN State League this season and they will be desperate to get their first win and establish themselves in this competition.
“They-re coming off a draw against Charlestown and I-m sure they will take some confidence from that result.
“We-re under no illusions that we-ll be in for a tough game.”
The Jets were boosted last week by the impact of last season-s Golden Boot winner Kale Bradbery, who scored four goals in the Jets- win over Weston.
It was Bradbery-s second game back from a knee injury and Zane said he was happy to have the striker back on deck.
“Kale had limited game time the week before, but the Weston game was the first time this season we were able to have him on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes,” Zane said.
“He-s a big asset for us and he has a great eye for goal.
“His finishing against Weston last weekend was excellent. He had four clear-cut chances and scored four goals, so hopefully he can continue to be a goal scoring threat for us.”
Kick-off for Saturday's match between Jets Youth and Lambton Jaffas is 2.30pm.
NBN State League Round 5 Newcastle Jets Youth v Lambton Jaffas Saturday, May 4 Arthur Edden Oval Kick-off 2.30pm