‘Every game is a must win’ – Jets coach not content with unbeaten streak

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Following a five-game unbeaten streak that includes two wins and three draws, Newcastle Jets are sitting sixth in the A-League Women.

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After a 3-3 draw against Canberra United on Sunday night, the Jets continued their unbeaten streak, equalling the club record.

Despite the five-game streak, however, the Jets are only sitting in sixth place on the ladder and winning their upcoming games is the only way to change that.

“Every game that we play is a must win for us,” said coach Ash Wilson.

“We’ve scored a number of goals in a number of different games, but we need to be getting those wins.”

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Whilst a draw is preferable to a loss, Wilson says it’s not enough.

“We’ve got another draw tonight, it’s our third draw, so we need to look at what we can do to turn them into wins,” she said.

Despite yet another draw, Wilson insists there’s plenty of positives to take from the game and plenty of opportunities to begin turning these draws into wins.

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“Looking at last year and games like this, we probably would have lost last year so it was good that we could come back and claimed the draw,” she said.

“Consistency is going to be key for us going forward.

“We had a good start and I’m pleased that we finished strong as well, so we need to work on maintaining that.”

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Reflecting on the game, Wilson says one of the major positives to come from it is the team’s arsenal of goalscorers.

The three goals scored came from three different players, something Wilson is extremely pleased with.

“We have an arsenal of goal scorers,” she said.

“To be able to score three and for it to be three different people gives us a lot of flexibility.”

Sunny Franco managed to score her first of the season, with Sophie Harding getting her second. Marie Dolvik also continued to add to her goalscoring tally.

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Newcastle’s next opportunity to secure a win will come this Friday when they take on Adelaide United.

Feature Image Credit: Sproule Sports Focus 

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Grace Clegg
Grace Clegg
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2021/22 season. Studying a Bachelor of Communication (News Media and PR) at the University of Newcastle. Coffee addict.

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