Report: 10-man Jets secure late winner against Glory


The Newcastle Jets have kicked off their home campaign for the 2022/23 season with a last minute 2-1 win over Perth Glory.

After a goaless first half, the Jets took the lead in the 58th minute through Jordan Elsey who headed in a Carl Jenkinson cross.

Elsey was then dismissed from the field after receiving his second yellow card with a high footed challenge inside the box.

Aaron McEneff scored from the spot to make 1-1.

The Jets withstood pressure from Perth Glory and MIchael Weier’s quick thinking found Jaushua Sotirio unmarked on the wing who played in Beka Mikeltadze to make it 2-1 in the 93rd minute to send the Newcastle home crowd into raptures.

Play by play moments

1 | Kick-off, we’re underway.

25 | Best chance of the game so far. Dartsmelia loops in a high cross. it’s cleared away however it falls to Brandon O’Neill who riffles his shot just wide.

28 | Perth hit the crossbar through Azubel who cuts in from the right.

44 | Play stopped temporarily as Brandon O’Neill and Giordano Colli clash heads.

Half time

54 | Jets start the second half brightly with Jenkinson seeing plenty of the ball down the right.

58 | Jordan Elsey is unmarked in the box and heads the ball into the back of the net to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

68 | Jordan Elsey is sent off after a VAR check which deems his challenge a straight red card.

72 | From the resulting spot-kick, Perth equalise through Aaron McEneff from the penalty spot.

93 | Incredible drama as the Jets counter through Jaushua Sotirio. He finds Beka Mikeltadze who cooly slots the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-1.

Full time

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 15: Michael Weier of the Jets warms up during the round two A-League Men’s match between Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium, on October 15, 2022, in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)