Jets hand Roar worst-ever A-League defeat at Suncorp

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The visiting Newcastle Jets put Brisbane Roar to the sword in a resounding 6-1 win at Suncorp Stadium.

Newcastle started the strongest of the two sides, pressing a lethargic Brisbane back in the first few minutes.

Despite this, Brisbane were able to fashion the first real chance of the match – Tobias Mikkelsen making an excellent run through the Jets’ defence before dispatching a Lewis Italiano-saved shot.

Newcastle’s Joey Champness was the first on the score sheet, curling a shot in from the edge of the box after being given room by make-shift right back Daniel Leck.

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This was quickly followed by a Champness-assisted goal for Roy O’Donovan, the Irishman getting on the end of a low-driven cross.

The second half provided some consolation for the hosts, Zach Duncan grabbing his first A-League goal after tapping home an initially-parried Dylan Wenzel Halls shot.

Any hope of a comeback was quickly extinguished, Roy O’Donovan heading home his second goal off an Ivan Vujica-delivered cross.

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This was followed in the 65th minute by a heavily-deflected Kaine Sheppard shot which found the back of the net after wrong-footing Jamie Young.

Joey Champness grabbed his second of the night in the 68th minute, tapping a deflected Dimi Petratos cross in at the far post.

Kwabena Appiah-Kubi capped off the Jets’ win in stoppage time, running onto a Jack Simmons through-ball to tap the ball past Jamie Young.

The result is Brisbane’s worst-ever home defeat in the A-League – the previous record their 5-0 loss to Melbourne Victory earlier in the season.

 

Brisbane Roar – 1 (Duncan 49’)

Newcastle Jets – 6 (Champness 23’, 68’, O’Donovan 27’, 55’, Sheppard 65’, Appiah-Kubi (90’+2′)

 

Suncorp Stadium

Referee: Alex King

Assistant Referees: David Walsh, Anton Shchetinin

Fourth Official: Chris Beath

 

Brisbane Roar: Jamie Young (GK), Ruon Tongyik, Alex Lopez, Matt McKay (C), Joe Caletti, Tobias Mikkelsen, Dylan Wenzel Halls, Nicholas D’Agostino, Zachary Duncan, Daniel Leck, Izaack Powell, Charles Lokoli Ngoy (Sub 61’), Jay Barnett (Sub 69’), Eli Babalj (69’)

Unused Substitutes: Brendan White (GK), Aaron Reardon

 

Newcastle Jets: Lewis Italiano (GK), Steven Ugarkovic, Dimitri Petratos, Roy O’Donovan, Ivan Vujica, Kaine Sheppard, John Koutroumbis, Lachlan Jackson, Joseph Champness, Angus Thurgate, Nikolai Topor-Stanley (C), Jack Simmons (Sub 70’), Patrick Langlois (75’), Kwabena Appiah-Kubi (79’)

Unused Substitutes: Glen Moss (GK), Benjamin Kantarovski

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