NPL Results – Sat 13 April ’19

April 17th, 2019

U13’s NCF 0 v Newcastle Jets 7
NCF started the game prepared and ready to take on the mighty jets. In warm conditions, the jets took control of the game with simple football and creative play, scoring four goals. NCF didn’t have many chances and struggled to create positive play, but managed to keep the jets at bay through to half time.
NCF started positive in the second half, with good movement and creativity. The Newcastle Jets attacked and were shut down by NCF’s goalkeeper outside the box, resulting in a red card for hand ball outside the box. NCF was reduced down to 10 men and reacted quickly, playing well. NCF created opportunities and displayed great team work, holding off the Newcastle Jets for most of the second half. Eventually the Newcastle Jets took more opportunities, scoring three more goals.

U14’s NCF 0 v Newcastle Jets 3
Our U14’s struggled to make progress against a very well-organised Newcastle Jets outfit. During the early stages the match was quite evenly poised. Some tireless work by the midfield resulted in plenty of possession turnover, however NCF struggled to transition into positive movement forward. The score stood at 2-nil at half time. Some spirited defence occurred during the second half, restricting the Jets to just one further goal during the second half, bringing the full-time score to 3-nil.

U15’s NCF 0 v Newcastle Jets 4
The U/15’s came up against a very organised Newcastle Jets team on Saturday at Speers Point, going down 4-nil. Two goals either side of the break led to NCF’s first defeat of the 2019 campaign. Despite being a disappointing result, the U/15’s will surely learn from the experience as they prepare for next week’s 2017 and 2018 grand final replay at home against the Edgeworth Eagles.

U16’s NCF 1 v Newcastle Jets 2
After a very fast paced game, the under 16s went down to the Newcastle Jets 2-1. NCF were down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes, with the Newcastle Jets taking their chances. NCF settled into a control play, with Jack Wujcik finishing off one of our chances, ending the first half 2-1. NCF controlled the ball in the second half with some great passing combinations, ending in many attacking opportunities, but were unable to take advantage of in the end. The defence also stood up under pressure from the first 20 minute onslaught, turning defence into attack regularly. NCF demonstrated a great team effort under some great pressure from the Newcastle Jets. They continued to run hard both ways all game, showcasing their ability to match it with any team in the competition.

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