GOALS were not the only thing scored in the Newcastle Jets match last Saturday against the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Shortland United Junior Football club had a stake in the game as each goal scored by the Jets was worth $1000.
More than 70 Shortland club members attended the game to cheer on the Jets for round 17 of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.
Selected from clubs Australia-wide, Shortland received $3000 from the Hyundai Goals for Grassroots grant, which gives the selected club $1000 up front plus $1000 for each goal scored by its A-League team at a specified game.
Club secretary Steve Beatty said the club, which has 13 junior teams and 144 registered players, planned to use the money to off-set registration fees and buy new equipment for the junior teams, including pop-up goals, bench seating and match balls.
"It was fantastic, we must have had less than a 1 per cent chance but for once the odds were in our favour," he said.