Corica Reflects On Jets Stalemate

Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica said the Sky Blues' deserved more from Saturday evening’s 1-1 Hyundai A-League draw with Newcastle Jets.

The Sky Blues looked good for a third win in four matches this season thanks to Alex Brosque’s first-half goal, and dominated large parts of the game before the Jets struck late on, with Nick Cowburn’s 87th-minute header delighting a vocal McDonald Jones Stadium crowd.

"It was a frustrating finish to concede a goal late, I thought we dominated most of that game," Corica said.

“We played some great football for probably 75 minutes, and then they went very long and direct.

"We dealt with most of the long balls and the runs in behind, but it was a set piece which was not great defending.

“Most parts of that game we were very good, defended very good, we stuck to the structure, and to concede towards the end of the game like that, it’s like two points we definitely lost."

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Alex Brosque celebrates his strike against the Jets. Photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Corica said having the week off with the international break would put the Sky Blues' in good stead going forward.

No Hyundai A-League matches will be played next weekend due to the international break and Sydney FC’s run to the FFA Cup Final has crammed the club’s fixture list in recent weeks.

"It will definitely help us because we've had a big couple of weeks with a lot of games," he said.

“I think we'll freshen them up again this week and give them that extra time off they need from recovering from those hard games last week.

“It will help us, definitely.”

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