Perth Glory put it all on the line to hold on for a huge three points as they defeated Newcastle Jets 2-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night thanks to first half goals from Diego Castro and Adam Taggart.

The last Jets home game of the season gave the side an opportunity to turn around their recent poor form while the visiting Glory had it all to play for as they looked to keep their fading hopes of finals football alive.

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Glory were given an early gift just eight minutes in when Riley McGree nicked the ankle of Brandon Mills in the box with Castro making no mistake from the spot as he fired the ball low into the bottom left corner to give the visitors a vital early lead.

After both sides traded opportunities it was Glory who found the back of the net again when a simple straight ball was played through the middle of the Jets defence to find Joel Chianese who calmly squared the ball to Taggart for the easiest of tap ins.

Newcastle fashioned their best chance of the first 45 just before the break when a slick counter attacking move saw an Ivan Vujica cross find the boot of Dimitri Petratos but his unmarked shot was poorly timed and flew just over the crossbar.

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The first thing of note to happen in the second half and made things go from bad to worse for the Jets as substitute Wayne Brown was taken off just 10 minutes after coming onto the field for Ronald Vargas with a recurring injury flaring up in his leg yet again.

Things got more bizarre in Newcastle when the lights on one half of the stadium turned off with 15 minutes remaining, causing a brief stoppage in what was at that stage a very unexciting half of football but continued shortly after.

The home side struggled to create any chance of real merit in the closing stages as Glory held on rather easily to take a vital six points back to Perth.

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The Jets’ form of the last month has been dreadful and there remains just one game away to the Central Coast Mariners to turn their form around while victory gives Perth a huge opportunity of sneaking into sixth spot with a crunch clash against Brisbane Roar to come next Saturday night.

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