Sydney FC beat 10 man Newcastle after own goal

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Sydney FC have beaten a 10 man Newcastle Jets 1-0 after a red card and an own goal at Jubilee Stadium.

Sydney FC enjoyed the majority of possession in the first half, with a steadfast Adam Le Fondre involved in many of the Sky Blues chances. The striker’s best opportunity of the half came in the 19th minute when his neat chip on the edge of the box was palmed over the crossbar by Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Glen Moss.

Alex Brosque and Siem De Jong linked up in the front third with a number of attacking efforts, but a solid Newcastle’s defence was able to block their first half opportunities.

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The Newcastle Jets weren’t without their chances, with Roy O’Donovan snaking around Redmayne in the 12th minute only to have his shot fire into the side netting. Jair’s curling ball gave the Sky Blues a scare when it almost dipped into the top right corner, but Andrew Redmayne was able to track back and tip it over the bar.

The first goal of the match came in the 44th minute as Brandon O’Neill’s cross destined for Alex Brosque was instead toed into the net by Newcastle Jets defender Nigel Boogaard. The own goal put Sydney FC in front just before the break, the two sides going into the change room with the home side up 1-0.

Sydney FC almost bagged a second goal in the 57th minute with Le Fondre missing a huge opportunity to put his side in front, skying the ball over the bar from Michael Zullo’s cross. The Jets responded quickly with a Dimitri Petratos strike that was sent just wide of Sydney’s goal, with a Jason Hoffman header narrowly missing the post minutes later.

The Newcastle Jets went down to 10 men in the 73rd minute when Hoffman was issued a red card for kicking Brandon O’Neill while on the ground after a tackle.

The ball almost crossed the line in Sydney FC’s favour in the 88th minute after a cutback from substitute Luke Ivanovic found Le Fondre, but goalkeeper Moss was just able to keep the ball in play. The game finished at 1-0 to Sydney FC thanks to a Boogaard own goal.

With this result the Jets will fall even further outside of the top six, while the three points will put Sydney FC in equal second place with Melbourne Victory. Next week’s short turn around sees Newcastle Jets play bottom of the table Central Coast Mariners, whilst Sydney FC travel across the ditch to take on Wellington Phoenix.

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Sydney FC: 1 (Nigel Boogaard 44′ OG)

Newcastle Jets: 0

 

Stadium: Jubilee Stadium

 

Referee: Adam Fielding

Assistant referee: Owen Goldrick and Greg Taylor

Fourth official: Kurt Ams

 

Sydney FC: Andrew Redmayne (GK), Aaron Calver, Alexander Wilkinson, Michael Zullo, Adam Le Fondre, Daniel De Silva, Brandon O’Neill, Alex Brosque, Anthony Caceres, Jacob Tratt, Siem de Jong, Benjamin Warland (7′), Cameron Devlin (81′), Luke Ivanovic (85′)

Unused subs: Aleksander Cisak (GK), Charles Lokoli Ngoy

 

Newcastle Jets: Glen Moss (GK), Jason Hoffman, Nigel Boogaard, Steven Ugarkovic, Dimitri Petratos, Jair, Roy O’Donovan, Ronald Vargas, John Koutroumbis, Matthew Ridenton, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Kaine Sheppard (66′), Joseph Champness (68′)

Unused subs: Lewis Italiano (GK), Ivan Vujica, Nicholas Cowburn

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Lani Johnson
Bachelor of journalism student from the University of Sydney covering Sydney FC. Passionate about writing and football.

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