From the Dugout with John van 't Schip

Games such as Friday night when we needed to come back to secure a point are the moments which help create a team.

Games such as Friday night when we needed to come back to secure a point are the moments which help create a team.

Bringing 22 players together to create a new Club is a challenge, but to see the way we fought during the second half after changing our tactical approach was a pleasing aspect of the match.

There are still areas of our game we need to improve and work upon, such as when we are in possession of the ball in the defensive half of the field. However, I am confident we are on the right track and can continue the learning process.

After Josip Skoko was forced out of the game with an injury, we needed to make an early change which upset our rhythm in the midfield and allowed Newcastle to create a few chances.

We improved towards the end of the half though and played well, creating some good chances like Nick Kalmar's header, which was well-saved by Newcastle's 'keeper.

Following the break, the team began to link well, but after Newcastle's goal, we had to begin taking more risks as Newcastle were difficult to break down.

With our equaliser, we would have liked for it to have been a beautiful goal after nice build-up play, but a goal is a goal, it doesn't matter how it's scored.

Adelaide will be a difficult opponent this week, but hopefully we will be able to continue our rate of improvement and maintain the learning process which is important so we can grow as a football team.