Jets Struggle For Consistency In December
Taylor Regan scored both a goal and an own goal and typified Newcastle’s inconsistent month
We came into December with a lot of confidence, however we struggled to keep playing our best football. We had a great chance to rise the ladder, let’s see if we did.
In an unlucky game, we travelled to Melbourne to play a struggling Victory side and sadly an own goal from Josh Brillante was the difference between 1 and 3 points. However, Andrew Hoole pleased me again and continue his incredible form.
It was a good well-drilled win, although I think we missed our chance to really put them to sword after they went down to 10 men. Angelo Charisteas made his debut but disappointed and was dropped to the reserves, whilst Taylor Regan was an unlikely goalscorer as he toepoked a Carney cross.
This was my birthday match, although it was far from a party. A bore draw again against the Roar, one that I really needed to win. One positive though was young centre back Connor Chapman picking up MOTM.
And there’s the inevitable loss to ruin my day. They got off to a quick start and despite Goodwin’s goal, we still couldn’t clinch it. Taylor Regan managed to head a cross in to score the winner- for the other team.
After another lacklustre month we find ourselves in 8th again, and I am still under heavy pressure from the board. We need a good month to relieve the pressure and look to making finals this season.
David Carney (above left) was instrumental playing as a full back and contributing in all parts of the game. His defensive work was solid and he delivered some great crosses, a workhorse’s effort for POTM this month.
Join me next time for the New Year and 4 more thrilling encounters!