Griffiths injury concern in Jets draw

NEWCASTLE Jets face an anxious wait over the fitness of star striker Ryan Griffiths.

Griffiths collapsed clutching at his left hamstring in the final stages of a 1-all draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at Wanderers Oval, today (Saturday).

The 31-year-old front man was forced from the field, leaving the Jets with 10 men for the final eight minutes after they had used their three substitutes, and is ilkley to have scans on Monday.

Scott Neville put the home side ahead after seven minutes with a wonder strike from 20 metres.

However, his spectacular effort was cancelled out on the hour by Wanderers Croatian striker Dino Kresinger, who muscled his way in front of a defender and angled a header into the right corner.

Playing with a strong wind at their back, the Jets dominated the first half.

They were first to the ball, pressured the visitors in defence and caused havoc down both flanks.

But apart from Neville's bomb they had little to show for it.

Mark Bridge, one of five former Jets in the Wanderers line up, had the visitors first shot on goal in the 43rd minute, a crisp volley which was easily held by Mark Birighitti.

Second half the sting disappeared out of the Jets game.

Wanderers started to take over in midfield and Kresinger was a strong force up front.

The trial doubled as the Jets members launch and attracted a crowd of about 3,500.

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