Jets break duck in style

Newcastle's frustrating start to the National Youth League ended on Friday night when the Jets scored an emphatic 4-0 win against Central Coast.

Newcastle's frustrating start to the National Youth League ended on Friday night when the Jets scored an emphatic 4-0 win against Central Coast.

The Jets led 2-0 at half-time before talented youngsters James Virgili and Brodie Mooy sealed the three points with two late goals at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford.

The win now moves the Jets equal on points with the Mariners.

While the Mariners missed several good chances, the Jets were more clinical in front of goal.

Jesse Pinto opened the scoring with a deflected free kick in the 21st minute. Pinto's strike from the edge of the box hit a Mariners defender and left goalkeeper Matthew Nash with no chance.

The Mariners then created some chances but seven minutes from the break the Jets were two goals up when Adrian Karakolevski netted a spectacular goal from long range.

Shortly after scoring in brilliant fashion, Karakolevski missed a much easier opportunity.

Some words from coach Alex Tobin sparked the Mariners into life after the resumption.

Brodie Smith was dangerous in attack while at the back the Mariners looked stronger.

But the game was as good as over in the 83rd minute when Virgili beat the offside trap and rounded Nash to score.

Mooy's goal capped off what was a very impressive performance from the Craig Deans-coached Jets.

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners 0 Newcastle Jets 4 (Jesse Pinto 21-, Adrian Karakolevski 38-, James Virgili 83-, Brodie Mooy 89-)

Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Friday 24 October 2008 Referee: James Lewis

Central Coast Mariners line-up: 1.Matthew NASH (gk), 2.Steven TIBBETS, 5.Nathan SHERLOCK, 6.Ty OWENS (7.Matt LEWIS 45-), 8.Nick KAPSIS, 9.Brady SMITH, 11.Darko VIDOVIC, 12.Scott WRIGHT, 13.Laurence BRAUDE (6.Ty OWENS 90-), 15.Greg Owens (10.Glen TRIFIRO 58-), 17.Sean MITCHELL

Substitutes not used: Nil

Yellow cards: Sean Mitchell 77- Red Cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets line-up: 1.Jordan GRIFFITHS (gk), 2.Joel WITHERDIN, 3.Adrian KARAKOLEVSKI (14.Jacob PEPPER 60-), 4.George STROGYLOS, 5.Jon GRIFFITHS, 6.Taylor REGAN, 7.Jarrad ROSS (12.James VIRGILI 55-), 8.Matthew HARPER, 9.Brodie MOOY, 10.Jesse PINTO, 11. Simon MOONEY

Substitutes not used: Nil

Yellow cards: Jesse Pinto 54- Red Cards: Nil