As another matchday rolls around for Ante Juric’s Sydney FC, they will be hoping to continue their good run of form as they travel up the M1 to face Newcastle Jets.
Last week, the girls took on the challenge of Brisbane Roar in Brisbane and they swept aside the Queensland outfit with a pulsating performance in the first half that saw them lead by three goals. It finished 4-1 with the second half again showing Sydney FC’s dominance.
Goals to Princess Ibini, Mackenzie Hawkesby, Nat Tobin and Madison Haley also highlights the depth that Ante Juric has at his disposal this Liberty A-League season and their potency in front of goal.
Sydney FC will be without Jada Whyman for this clash however with the shot stopper recovering from surgery on a fractured finger which she picked up during training prior to the Brisbane trip. It is expected that Katie Offer will start once again, with new signing Jasmine Black back onto the bench.
Other than Jada, there are no new injury concerns and with another Matildas window on the horizon, the Sky Blues will be hoping to find the net once more at No. 2 Sportground in Newcastle.
Last weekend, the Jets faced off against Adelaide United and stunned the visitors to run out 2-0 winners with the South Australians dominating much of the ball and the attempts at goal.
Two breaks on the counter-attack were enough for Ash Wilson’s side as a Lauren Allen double overcame the Reds resistance and gave the Jets their second win of the season.
In that match, the Novocastrians were missing their star American attackers Sarah Griffith and Murphy Agnew and the Jets will be hoping that they can regain fitness sooner rather than later, with Sydney FC defensively solid, conceding just two goals in six games.
In the last meeting between the two sides, Sydney FC were 1-0 winners thanks to a first half Princess Ibini strike at No. 2 Sportsground, and their dominance in the fixture goes back a few seasons, with the Sky Blues winning each of the last six, scoring 13 goals in the process.
This Saturday afternoon in the Hunter will be another test for the Jets as they look to minimise the fire-power of Sydney FC.
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC
Liberty A-League RND8
Saturday 7th January 2023
No. 2 Sportsground, Newcastle, Sydney
Kick Off: 3pm AEDT
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