This weekend the Jets are chasing their third consecutive win and will be doing all they can not to slip back down the ladder.
The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets are in search for their third consecutive win this weekend when they line-up against Melbourne Heart at home on Saturday afternoon.
Assistant coach Craig Deans says the team are aware of how close the league is at the moment and will be doing everything they can this weekend to make sure they do not slip back down the ladder.
“It is still a league where if you don-t win a couple of games in a row you find yourself back at the wrong end of the table,” Deans explained.
“All we are thinking about at the moment is Melbourne Heart this weekend, we are taking it one game at a time.
“Two wins and three games undefeated is good for the confidence and our players take a lot of self-belief out of our recent results, they can see all their hard-work paying off.”
Deans believes the Jets were successful against Sydney FC because it was a team effort.
“When people score goals or create goals they tend to get more of the limelight but I think if you look at the performance it was a good team performance,” he said.
“Ben Kennedy was strong in goals and it worked its way from there to the guys upfront and obviously to score five goals off eight to nine chances is a very pleasing result.
“To deal with the onslaught by Sydney at the start of the second half and bounce back and finish the game strongly was a positive as well and everyone contributed in their own way.”
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