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JETS DERBY DOUBLE ACT

There’s some strong similarities for the two senior Newcastle Jets teams at present. Struggling to find results to match their performances, both have the chance to turn things around this weekend in respective F3 derbys.

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JETS MUST WALK THE TALK

Newcastle Jets coach Branko Culina has turned up the heat on his players today as they search to break a six-game losing streak. In a frank discussion with players, he made the move in a bid to turn things around before the season is lost for good.

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GREEN AND SMITH CHASING GOLF SUCCESS

Golf and Toronto’s Nathan Green finished back in 47th at the USPGA Tour event in Las Vegas this morning but he remains in the hunt for a $1-million payday. In addition to tournament play this season, there’s an additional challenge for players with scores on an allocated hole at each tournament, tallied throughout the year. With three events left, Green is two shots off the leader. Meanwhile Belmont amateur Brendan Smith will head to China next week to contest a new event where the winner will tee up alongside Green at the US Masters next year.

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NO GOAL AND NO WIN FOR JETS WOMEN

The Jets hosts Melbourne tomorrow with Young Socceroos striker Sean Rooney expected to be rushed back into Newcastle’s starting team after his World Cup campaign. Their women’s team played today against Sydney FC in the W-League but it wasn’t their day. An early goal proving the difference on a day the visitors dominated.

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JUNIORS LIGHT UP JACK’S TOURNAMENT

Sydney’s Michael Williams has won the International Junior event hosted by Jack Newton at Cessnock today. He finished at 9 under, a two shot winner. Thailand’s Thipada Suwannapura actually beat most of the boys home as she claimed the girls by a whopping 11 shots. International Junior Classic Final Round Boys -9 Williams (73) -7 Goss (72) -2 Higginbottom (74) Girls -8 Suwannapura (73) +3 Gregory (75) (PAR=74)

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JETS READY FOR MELBOURNE

In stark contrast to the Brisbane Roar, things are much more stable at the Newcastle Jets. Although Ljubo Milicevic will miss Sunday’s match against his old club Melbourne, Newcastle signed up another of its young stars today, and will welcome several others back from rep duty.

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