Newcastle Jets out of finals race

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Newcastle Jets are out of top four contention after losing 2-1 against Adelaide United at No.2 Sportsground on Friday afternoon. 

The defeat for Newcastle left them dwindling at seventh on the ladder with four points and only four matches left in their campaign.

Jets coach Ash Wilson was disappointed with the outcome of their season, but not in the standard her squad brought to each match. 

“I don’t think the girls deserve it with the type of football they have been playing at times and the energy they show during the games,” she said.

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“At the end of the day we have to go out and score goals. But I don’t think, mathematically, we can make it anymore.”

The win for United pushed them into third at 16 points and Melbourne Victory in close pursuit at fourth on 14 – both teams over ten points clear of Newcastle. 

Meanwhile, the current cellar dwellers Perth Glory have six games left at their disposal. 

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Wilson admitted the goal for now is to avoid another wooden spoon finish and remain motivated for the rest of the season despite its outlook.

“We obviously want to keep winning as many games as we can. That is the idea: to keep winning games, to keep putting in positive performances and not to loose motivation. 

“I have been in this situation before and you can easily lose motivation based on that but at the end of the day there is still a lot left to play for,” Wilson said.

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Glory will confront Newcastle next Monday and a win for Perth means they will pull level with Newcastle and Melbourne City. 

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Jemma Pepper
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2020/21 season. Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Germany) at the University of Technology Sydney. Seven days without playing football can make one weak!
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