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Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory Live Commentary, 15/01/2017

FT
2 - 2
NEW
PER
M. Poljak (37 pen)
A. Nabbout (45+2)
A. Taggart (7)
A. Keogh (56)
McDonald Jones Stadium

Commentary

FULL TIME: JETS 2 GLORY 2. An entertaining game comes to an end as the teams share the points as it ends 2 goals apiece. Glory had the early running with the goal to Taggart but the Jets fought back well and got a 2-1 lead to take back to the sheds. Keogh equalised in the 2nd half to make it 2-2 and both teams had plenty of chances to win but the points will be shared. Newcastle will take the point as they were 2nd best while the Glory will think that's 2 points dropped and their domination in periods of the game wasn't rewarded with maximum points. 
90' + 2' Jets have a late free kick which Hoole is standing over. This will be close to being the last chance of the game. 
J. Koutroumbis
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
89' Yellow card John Koutroumbis
R. Griffiths
Yellow 2nd/RC
Perth Glory
87' Yellow 2nd/RC Rostyn Griffiths
Yellow 2nd/RC
87' Griffiths is sent off for a 2nd yellow for a challenge on Clut 
D. Clut
M. Nordstrand
Newcastle Jets
86' Substitution Morten Nordstrand Devante Autupuna Clut
Substitution
85' JETS SUB: Clut on, Nordstrand off 
84' Glory have the ball break to them in the area but Newcastle crowd them out before Taggart gets a quick shot away with goes wide of the target 
A. Kokko
Ma Leilei
Newcastle Jets
81' Substitution Leilei Ma Aleksandr Kokko
Substitution
80' JETS SUB: Ma comes off for Kokko 
N. Marinković
A. Grant
Perth Glory
80' Substitution Alexander Grant Nebojša Marinković
Substitution
79' PERTH SUB: Grant off, Marinkovic on 
78' Duncan comes out to claim the free kick well and the scores remain level. Keogh sets up Castro again at the top of the box but his volley goes very high and wide of the target 
77' Perth have a free kick in a good area which they will look to take advantage of. Glory looking threatening once again. 
B. Wilson
M. Smiljanić
Perth Glory
76' Substitution Milan Smiljanić Brandon Wilson
Substitution
75' PERTH SUB: Smiljanic off, Wilson on 
J. Chianese
C. Harold
Perth Glory
75' Substitution Chris Harold Joel Joseph Chianese
Substitution
75' JETS SUB: Poljak off, Koutroumbis on  PERTH SUB: Harold off, Chianese on. 
J. Koutroumbis
M. Poljak
Newcastle Jets
75' Substitution Mateo Poljak John Koutroumbis
Ma Leilei
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
75' Yellow card Leilei Ma
Yellow Card
74' Ma gets a yellow for a challenge
71' Harold's shot from the top of the box flies over the top of the crossbar. A pass to Risdon on the right looked a better option. 
69' Ugarkovic gives it away in midfield to Castro who gives it to Keogh and his squaring ball is perfect for Taggart who sidefoots it goalwards but Duncan saves extremely well to keep the scores level. 
67' Hoole controls the ball well with his first touch and swings around and puts a ball just wide of the far post. 
66' The free kick falls to the feet of Nordstrand who has his shot blocked. Going into an interesting last 25 minutes of this game with both teams looking good in attack but also sometimes looking vulnerable in defence. 
A. Grant
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
65' Yellow card Alexander Grant
Yellow Card
65' Grant gets a yellow card after taking out Nordstrand 
60' Perth give away a foul on Ma and Kenny Lowe gets a talking to by the referee for his displeasure at that decision. The free kick bobbles around the box and Ma's shot hits the side netting. The corner now goes just wide from Jackson who got a head on it. Very open game with another goal not looking far away. 
A. Keogh
Goal
Perth Glory
56' Goal Andy Keogh
C. Harold
Assist
Perth Glory
56' Assist Chris Harold
Goal
55' GOAL GLORY! GLORY 2 JETS 2. That goal was coming as Harold whips in a great ball to the back post and Keogh gets his boot to it and diverts it home into the back of the net to level the scores for the away side. 
54' Perth on top early in this half like they were in the 1st with Castro very busy in attack. Castro now tries to set up Griffiths who has his shot blocked. 
50' Castro tries to get through heavy traffic inside the box but the Jets are able to clear it away this time. Perth looking likely as they push the Jets for an equaliser 
48' Castro now has another chance from outside the box as he curls it just off target as it skims the crossbar. He's now hit the woodwork twice in a minute. 
47' Harold's cross is a great one and it eludes everyone except Castro who somehow puts his strike into the crossbar and not into the back of the net. Great chance to equalise. 
46' 1st chance for the Jets with Hoffman's deep cross hit on the volley by Ma who puts it wide of the target 
46' Back underway 
HALF TIME: JETS 2 GLORY 1. A surprising scoreline in Newcastle at half time as the home side lead by 2 goals to 1. The Glory came out firing with an early goal to Taggart and were the better side until the Jets got going and started playing their game and goals from Poljak and Nabbout have them leading at half time.
A. Nabbout
Goal
Newcastle Jets
45' + 2' Goal Andrew Nabbout
Goal
45' + 1' GOAL JETS! JETS 2 GLORY 1. Glory lose the ball in defence and Nordstrand then finds Nabbout on the wing who gets away from 2 defenders and slots it past Reddy to give the home side the lead just before half time 
A. Hoole
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
45' + 1' Yellow card Andrew Hoole
Yellow Card
44' Bad tackle from Hoole on Mills and he gets the yellow ticket 
42' Risdon pushes Nabbout to the ground and the home side get a free kick. Hoole's shot then goes well over the crossbar. 
A. Nabbout
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
41' Yellow card Andrew Nabbout
38' Mills has been a great outleft on the left for the Glory who puts in another great cross which the Jets have to scramble away to safety 
M. Poljak
Penalty Goal
Newcastle Jets
37' Penalty Goal Mateo Poljak
Penalty Goal
37' GOAL! JETS 1 GLORY 1. Poljak puts his penalty into the bottom right corner giving Reddy no chance and the home side are level
S. Lowry
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
37' Yellow card Shane Lowry
35' PENALTY! Lowry has brought down Nordstrand in the box and the referee has pointed to the spot 
34' Both teams a little sloppy in possession giving the ball away to each other. It's a pretty open game at the moment with both side's able to create some good chances. Perth will feel they should be more than 1 up while Newcastle will feel they could be level. 
31' Well worked move by the away side as Castro robs Hoffman of possession then Keogh sets up Taggart whose shot goes straight into the hands of Duncan. 
28' Ma's corner is a good one and it pinballs around the area and goes off Jackson's arm off target and out for a goal kick. Jets threatening to get the equaliser. 
27' Lowry and Nordstrand have a clash of heads in the box forcing a quick stoppage in this game. The match has been played at a blistering pace with the early chances going the way of the Glory who played well but the Jets have settled into their rhythm now and are coming back with some chances of their own. 
24' Cowburn forces a good save out of Reddy. The Jets finally creating some good chances and they have got themselves right back into this game. 
23' Good chance for the home side with Nordstrand found well by Nabbout with the through ball and his squaring pass to Hoole is cleared away for a corner. The deep corner finds the head of Boogaard but the centre half can't put his header on target 
21' Good ball in from Ma which is just a bit too deep for the attackers and Reddy who has been barely sighted so far in the Perth goal is there to claim it and get play quickly back underway with the throw to a teammate 
R. Griffiths
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
21' Yellow card Rostyn Griffiths
Yellow Card
20' First yellow card of the game goes to Griffiths who catches Hoole late from behind 
19' Smiljanic tries to find Keogh with a switch ball but Hoffman is back there to head it back to Duncan. Perth come again with Poljak getting in the way of Castro's path this time and clearing it away 
16' Nabbout has the first chance of the game for the home side as he gets away from his marker and drives into the box but his shot is deflected away for a corner 
14' Lovely build up play again from the visitors as Castro gives it to Mills whose cross is brilliant and Harold hits the crossbar with his header. Unlucky for the Glory, very lucky for the Jets who could easily be more than 1 goal down. 
12' Perth are keeping the Jets locked in their defensive third and are consistently getting to those loose balls first. Glory coming forward again looking for a 2nd. 
11' Perth have come out of the blocks firing and have the early lead and they will be happy with their start but the home side have started poorly and will need to try and get back into this one as soon as they can. Glory the dominant side at the moment. 
8' Almost a second goal for the Glory with Castro getting down the left and then squaring the ball for Keogh who curls one just wide of the post 
A. Taggart
Goal
Perth Glory
7' Goal Adam Taggart
Goal
6' GOAL PERTH! GLORY 1 JETS 0. The away side get what they deserved for their early dominance as Jackson mis-kicks the ball in the area and it falls straight to the feet of Taggart who has the simple task of sweeping past Duncan who is beaten at his near post and the Glory have the early lead. 
4' Duncan gets an early chance to get hands on the ball as he gets down low to claim Keogh's cross. Griffiths now has another chance but he scuffs his shot. Good early signs for the away side. 
2' Smiljanic has an early free kick he puts into the box but Griffiths header is way off target 
1' We're underway 
1' Very good start from the Glory as they have another chance with a cross flicked towards goal by Taggart but Duncan is there to claim it. Jets yet to really get going. 
1' Ma has come into the starting 11 for Brown as the Englishman was injured in the warm up 
Welcome to Newcastle where the Jets host the Perth Glory. This is a big game for both these sides at the halfway mark of the season as the teams occupy 5th and 6th position on the ladder. Perth can go within a point of the Roar in 4th with a win while the Jets can leapfrog the Glory with a win today into 5th. It's sure to be an interesting game this afternoon with plenty at stake. Kick off next. 
Newcastle Jets substitutes: Mullen, Kokko, Ma, Koutroumbis, Arcaba. Perth Glory substitues: Warren, Chianese, Marinkovic, Wilson, Feely  
Perth Glory (4-4-2) Reddy, Risdon, Lowry, Grant, Mills, Harold, Smiljanic, Griffiths, Castro, Taggart, Keogh 
Newcaste Jets (4-3-3) Duncan, Hoffman, Boogaard, Jackson, Cowburn, Poljak, Brown, Ugarkovic, Nabbout, Hoole, Nordstrand