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77'
B. Santalab
A. Keogh
75'
N. Cowburn
Jair
70'
Fábio Ferreira
J. Chianese
65'
J. Brimmer
B. Wilson
65'
M. Ridenton
K. Sheppard
57'
N. Kilkenny
Yellow Card
50'
S. Lowry
Yellow Card
37'
J. Hoffman
I. Vujica
28'
J. Chianese
Yellow Card
25'
J. Davidson
Goal
24'
N. Boogaard
Yellow Card
3'
N. Kilkenny
Goal
Kick Off
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
12
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 551 384

Commentary

FULL TIME: NEWCASTLE JETS 0 PERTH GLORY 2 - The full time whistle has sounded and the Glory have held onto their half time lead and beaten the Newcastle Jets 2-0. The Jets dominated play in the second half and were unable to get past Reddy, who finishes the match with a clean sheet.
90' + 2' The sting has gone right out of the game, which is a sign that the Jets have conceded this match.
90' We have three minutes of stoppage time to be added on.
89' Nothing has gone right for the Jets today. It will be interesting to see if they rush O'Donovan straight back into the line up next week.
87' The Glory's impressive record at this venue is set to continue.
85' The Jets have had 20 shots on goal today, with six of them on target. Perth have had four shots on goal, with three on target.
83' The Jets have had so much of the ball, with 58.6% possession, to 41.4% for Perth.
81' Perth will return to the top of the ladder at the conclusion of this match, barring something special from the Jets.
79' Time is a factor that is playing against the Jets.
B. Santalab
A. Keogh
Perth Glory
77' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The Glory clear the bench as Keogh is replaced by Santalab.
N. Cowburn
Jair
Newcastle Jets
75' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Third and final change for the Jets, with Jair taking his leave and Cowburn being injected into the game.
74' The weather is starting to turn, with light rain starting to come down.
72' The Jets continue to have the ball residing inside their attacking half, but nothing results from their attacking play.
Fábio Ferreira
J. Chianese
Perth Glory
70' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The Glory make their second change, with Chianese heading off for an early shower and Ferreira running on.
69' It appears the Glory are lacking for pace around the ground.
67' The Glory are considering another change shortly. They are going for the win here.
J. Brimmer
B. Wilson
Perth Glory
65' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The Glory make their first change of the match as Wilson is off and Brimmer is on.
M. Ridenton
K. Sheppard
Newcastle Jets
65' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Sheppard's day is done as he is replaced on the ground by the experienced campaigner, Ridenton,
63' It is all Newcastle at the moment, with the Glory unable to stop this pure dominance in play.
61' Sheppard is unable to find a clear path on goal and sends it into Vargas direction, who has a shot on goal but he hits the side netting.
59' The Glory are getting slaughtered in defence, but yet, they have not been able to concede a goal.
N. Kilkenny
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
57' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Kilkenny goes into the ref's book for a clumsy tackle.
56' Petratos has featured in this match, but his influence has been heavily nullified this second half.
54' The Jets are spending a lot of time inside their attacking half. Luck needs to fall their way.
52' The ball is just not going where the Jets want it at the moment.
S. Lowry
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
50' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Lowry has frustrated the referee by delaying the restart and is awarded a yellow card.
48' The Jets are looking dangerous around the ground, but they need to find the goals first.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back under way for the second half.
HALF TIME: NEWCASTLE JETS 0 PERTH GLORY 2 - The Glory go into the half time break holding a 2-0 lead over the Jets. It all started with a third minute penalty goal to Kilkenny, which had the Glory on the scoreboard. After having most of the play, Davidson was able to shake the back of the net in the 25th minute. The Jets have a lot to work on in the second half.
45' + 2' Petratos with a great pass into Jair as his first touch is a little too heavy and Reddy comes out and makes the save before he is able to touch it again.
45' We have three minutes of additional time to play for the first half.
43' Chianese shows his dissatisfaction with his team mates after receiving no back up after his run down the wing.
41' Hoffman with a bullet at goal and Reddy has made another strong save.
39' The Jets early change is reported to be a tactical move and not a forced move.
J. Hoffman
I. Vujica
Newcastle Jets
37' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets make their first change of the match, with Vujica off and Hoffman on.
36' It appears the Jets may be looking to their bench for an early change.
34' The Perth defence are just doing what they need to do to not concede any goals.
32' The Jets are starting to push the ball forward, which is a great sign, but they need to find the back of the net, after some near misses today.
30' The Jets have a long way back into the game. A goal before the half time break would give them a lot of confidence going into the second half.
J. Chianese
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
28' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Chianese is a bit late to the party and is issued a yellow card as pennance.
J. Davidson
Goal
Perth Glory
25' GOAL GLORY (Jason Davidson) Newcastle Jets 0 Perth Glory 2 - Franjic heads it for goal, but Moss pushes it away, but only as far as Davidson who kicks the half volley into the back of the net.
N. Boogaard
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
24' YELLOW CARD JETS - Boogaard is the first player to be booked today after a late tackle.
23' Davidson queues up for goal, inside the box, front and centre and he kicks it over the crossbar.
21' Another strong shot on goal from Jair, as kicks it across the face of goal, skidding on the surface and Reddy makes the difficult save, to push it sideways.
19' There has been a couple of strong opportunities on goal from Jair. He would consider himself as unfortunate for not scoring a goal yet.
17' Jair with a menacing header at goal, but it goes off the frame of the goal. He would have definitely had Reddy beaten, as he was not ready for it.
15' The Jets will have O'Donovan available for selection from next week, which will give them a healthy selection headache.
13' The Glory are starting to look very confident inside their attacking half.
11' Perth Glory have had 53.7% possession with the Newcastle Jets only having 46.3% of the disposal.
9' It has been a quiet few minutes with both teams settling into the game.
7' The Jets are starting to push the ball inside their attacking half recovering after the start they have had against them.
5' It has been a mad start to the game, with lots happening since kick off. We just all need to catch our breath!
N. Kilkenny
Goal
Perth Glory
3' PENALTY GOAL GLORY (Neil Kilkenny) Newcastle Jets 0 Perth Glory 1 - Kilkenny takes the penalty kick as he kicks it across the face of goal and into the bottom right corner of goal, finding the back of the net, as Moss dives the other way.
1' Chianese is brought down inside the box by Moss and the referee immediately points to the spot. It's a penalty!
1' Jair with a massive shot on goal and it forces Reddy to make the save.
1' FIRST HALF - The Jets kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - PERTH GLORY (3-4-2-1) STARTING XI - Liam Reddy (GK); Tomislav Mrcela, Shane Lowry, Dino Djulbic; Ivan Franjic, Brandon Wilson, Neil Kilkenny, Jason Davidson; Christopher Ikonomidis, Joel Chianese; Andy Keogh. SUBS - Tando Velaphi (GK), Brandon Santalab, Chris Harold, Jake Brimmer, Fabio Ferreira. 
TEAMS - NEWCASTLE JETS (4-2-3-1) STARTING XI - Glen Moss (GK); Daniel Georgievski, Nigel Boogaard, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Ivan Vujica; Steven Ugarkovic, Benjamin Kantarovski; Dimitri Petratos, Ronald Vargas, Jair; Kaine Sheppard. SUBS - Lewis Italiano (GK), Jason Hoffman, Nick Cowburn, Johnny Koutroumbis, Matthew Ridenton. 
Perth's undefeated streak against Newcastle stretches out to 10 games at this venue, with six wins and four draws during this period. Their current streak against the Jets is five wins and one draw in their last six games.
Newcastle have won only two of their last 20 games against Perth, with four draws and 14 losses. Their last win against Perth Glory at home was over seven years ago. 
Welcome to McDonald Jones Stadium for the match between the Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory.
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