Team showed tremendous character

“It was fantastic to see that we got something out of the game and in the balance of the game we deserved that," van Egmond said.

Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond said the decision-making and positioning of his players let them down during Saturday-s 2-all draw with Sydney FC but he was pleased with the character to come from behind.

“We have trained hard enough, we have played enough games and the players know exactly what they need to do but unfortunately that didn-t occur on Saturday,” the coach admitted.

“It was fantastic to see that we got something out of the game and in the balance of the game we deserved that.

“And while I am disappointed with the performance, they showed tremendous character to get the one-point.”

The Jets rued some missed opportunities in front of goal however van Egmond was buoyed by the goal-scoring opportunities created by his side.

“There were a couple of times Ryan (Griffiths) and Craig (Goodwin) got on the other side and behind but again it was a decision of the run or the pass was too heavy or the quality of the ball at the end of the movement that let us down,” he explained.

“It is something that you have to keep working on and working on."

Van Egmond said his side must improve in time for this weekend's Round 20 match against the third placed Western Sydney Wanderers.

“The character of the team is fantastic but performance wise we have to get better and there is no better opportunity than going down to Campbelltown this weekend and doing that,” he said.

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