U13 Boys | South Coast Flame 0 Newcastle Jets 5
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U14 Boys | South Coast Flame 1 Newcastle Jets 2
As Flame hosted Newcastle Jets this weekend, the game presented a great opportunity to test the side against the strongest of opposition.
The first half proved the Flame boys were up for the challenge, as the side worked well defensively to frustrate the Jets and force them to turn the ball over.
South Coast’s efforts were rewarded in the 10th minute when Jake Morris was free at the back post to volley the ball into the back of the net after a Zeke Frino cross.
In the second half Flame struggled to retain the ball after winning it back and as a result, spent most of the half defending.
The Flame were unable to capitalise on an opportunity to extend their lead.
It took the Jets just up until the 51st to find an equaliser from a wide freekick and unfortunately grabbed the winner with virtually the last kick of the game, again from a set-piece.
Player of the Week: Harry Allman
Raised the standards of his teammates this week, to deliver a performance the team knows they are able to produce.
Played to the Flame’s core principles, throughout the match nullifying Jets attacks.
U15 Boys | South Coast Flame 0 Newcastle Jets 3
The under-15s suffered a 3-0 defeat in trying conditions to Newcastle Jets.
The Flame boys grew into the game after a slow start gifted the Jets an early lead.
Mitchell Despotovski distributed well from midfield, and the Flame had the Jets pinned back for the last 10 minutes of the first half.
Despite such a strong finish to the half, a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal saw the half end 1-0 to the Jets.
With more composure, the Flame could have found themselves in front at the half.
Shortly after the restart, a lapse in concentration saw the Jets grab a second.
The second goal cancelled out the momentum the boys were building before the Jets wrapped the result up with a third 15 minutes from time.
Overall, despite a really positive spell at the back end of the first half, the away side were deserving winners on the day.
The Flame boys will be working hard to get themselves back in the winners’ lounge next week.
Player of the Week: Noah Crapis
Noah worked tirelessly all game, and was at the centre of the majority of the chances created by the Flame.
He was able to create space for himself in between the lines, and on another day could have had a goal or two to his name.
Well done Noah.
U16 Boys | South Coast Flame 2 Newcastle Jets 1
The Flame welcomed the Jets to Ian McLennan Park for the top of the table clash which would be played in some testing conditions.
The boys started very lively and would put the Jets to the test with some excellent football being played in the early stages.
The Flame would get just rewards in the 13th minute when Jyden Harb slotted the ball home after an inch-perfect pass across the Jets goal mouth from Zac Birch to give the Flame a 1-0 lead.
As the half continued on the game opened up with both teams going at each other end to end with some excellent football played.
The score would remain 1-0 to the Flame as the boys headed into the sheds at halftime.
The second half got underway and the Jets came out firing showing a lot of energy and three minutes in were awarded a penalty after a Jets player was judged to be fouled in the Flame penalty box.
The Jets would convert the kick to level the scores 1-1.
With the scores level, both teams continued to go at each other looking to create that winning goal.
With four minutes remaining Harb would score the winning goal after Birch beat two Jets players to then cut back for Harb to finish at the near post to make it 2-1 to the Flame with minutes remaining.
With the clock ticking the Jets threw everything at the Flame but couldn’t find a way to crack a very disciplined and resilient Flame defence.
The boys would close out the game 2-1 victors in what was the best result the team has had to date and place the Flame at the top of the ladder with five rounds to play.
Player of the Week: Jett Stroemer
Jett showed his versatility after playing a number of positions during the game executing each role to an excellent standard.
Well done Jett.
U18 Boys | South Coast Flame 1 Newcastle Jets 2
It was a wet and cold afternoon when the Flame took on the Newcastle Jets at Ian McLennan. Newcastle pushed hard from the beginning, playing high on the field and taking shots on the goal within the first few minutes.
There were a few close calls but Matthew Gazivoda diverted their attempts or they swung high.. Flame had to scramble a few times in defence to keep the opposition out and another free kick in the 27th was blocked by the Flame’s defensive wall. Newcastle hit the crossbar in the 42nd minute.
The sides went into the sheds unable to be separated.
The second half started fast and Flame were under the pump from the beginning.
Newcastle were looking to score and they went close with a free kick in the first few minutes.
It was only Matthew Gazivoda and some great defence that kept several more attempts out but in the 68th minute, Newcastle found the net after a great corner and follow-through strike, bringing the score to 1-0.
Flame pushed on and worked hard but again Newcastle found the net with a long ball to their striker and scored again in the 75th, the score now 2-0.
However, in the last few minutes of the game, a corner to Flame resulted in a fantastic header by Noah Lehn to find the net.
The final whistle blew with Flame going down 2-1.
A great game with some scrambles to defend but overall a good effort by all the boys against the top of the table leaders.