Clayton Zane’s Newcastle Jets Youth outfit produced a polished performance against the touring Shandong Luneng U19 squad on Friday night at Magic Park, defeating their Chinese visitors 5-0.
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The international youth friendly at Broadmeadow was played in three 30-minute periods, and it was in the first third of the contest that the junior Jets raced to a comfortable lead.
Tom Waller scored after only three minutes of the match before Antonee Burke doubled the Jets’ advantage five minutes later with a crisp left foot strike.
Captain on the night Kristian Brymora struck in the 23rd minute from a precise Cody Carroll centre.
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Shandong Luneng made wholesale changes to their squad after the first period, making the most of the 14-man bench that they had available on the night.
The changes did help to stem the flow of Newcastle opportunities somewhat, however Jets substitute Cameron Joice, a former Australian U17 international, scored his first of the night 45 minutes into the game.