Jets paving the way to a wooden spoon

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The Newcastle Jets are heading down the wooden spoon path, after continuing their winless campaign with a 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar.

Bad luck followed the Jets in the 6th minute when a deflection from Nikolai Topor-Stanley off Riku Danzaki’s strike on goal landed in the bottom left corner.

Newcastle attempted to even the playing fields when a cross from Valentino Yuel lingered past the face of the goal. However, Macklin Freke seized the ball before Roy O’Donovan could strike.

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In the 16th minute, Jay O’Shea attempted to solidify Roar’s lead with a powerful strike that flew over the crossbar.  

Jason Hoffman added to the onslaught of attempts at goal with a shot from the 35-yard mark. Brisbane’s earlier confidence was trampled by the Jet’s new found momentum. 

After three consecutive corners, Yuel landed a header from Najjarine and evened the scoreboard at 1-1 in the 38th minute. 

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Brisbane’s defence continued to meet the brute force of Newcastle and was slowly unravelling. Another breakthrough run from Najjarine almost saw a goal before half time, however the strike went wide.

In the early minutes of the second half, Newcastle were quick off the pace. Angus Thurgate lobbed the ball to Nigel Boogaard inside the box and his header went slightly too high.

Brisbane began regaining their possession, leaving the Jets to make quicker transitions and harden their defence.

Subsequently, a dangerous moment for the Jets occurred seconds after when Boogaard was handed a yellow card less than a meter from the box.

In the 61st minute, Dylan Wenzel-Halls went unchallenged in his run off Scott McDonald’s through ball and brought Brisbane back into the lead at 2-1.

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Roar took advantage of the lacklustre second half from the Jets at 2-1. A loss in momentum brought the hometown heroes facing their fourth straight loss of the season.

Newcastle Jets: 1 (Yuel ’38)
Brisbane Roar: 2 (Danzaki ‘6,Wenzel-Halls ’61)

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Referee: Daniel Elder
Assistant Referees: Ryan Gallagher & James Cleal
Fourth Official: Alex King

Newcastle Jets: 23. Jack Duncan (GK), 2. Johnny Koutroumbis, 3. Hoffman, 4. Nigel Boogaard, 6. Steven Ugarkovic, 9. Roy O’Donovan, 11. Ramy Najjarine, 17. Kauch Yuel, 24. Connor O’Toole, 32. Angus Thurgate, 44. Nikolai Topor-Stanley

Substitutes: 1. Lewis Italiano (GK), 13. Yerasimakis Petratos, 14. Ali Abbas, 15. Tete Yengi, 19. Kosta Petratos, 25. Jack Simmons, 27. Lucas Mauragis,

Brisbane Roar: 1. Macklin Freke (GK), 3. Corey Brown, 5. Tom Aldred, 6. Macauley Gillesphey, 10. Riku Danzaki, 15. Jesse Daley, 19. Jack Hingert, 23. Dylan Wenzel-Halls, 25. Rahmat Akbari, 26. James O’Shea, 77. Scott McDonald 

Substitutes: 7. Jai Ingham, 9. Masato Kudo, 12. Bon Scott, 27. Kai Trewin, 29. Jordan Courtney-Perkins, 33. Keegan Jelacic

Feature image credit: Newcastle Jets

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Jemma Pepper
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2020/21 season. Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Germany) at the University of Technology Sydney. Seven days without playing football can make one weak!