Report: Jets suffer defeat in Melbourne

Newcastle Jets have succcumbed to a 4-0 defeat at the gands of Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Friday night.

A controversial penalty was converted by Jake Brimmer to give the hosts the lead.

Newcastle had a decent spell of possession and created chances as Arthur Papas’ side looked to find a way back into the game.

Victory went into the sheds leading and extended their lead shortly after the break when quick back to back goals from Chris Ikonomidis and Nick D’Agostino had the home side leading 3-0.

Victory were awarded another controversial penalty after Mark Natta handled the ball inside the box. Bruno Fornaroli stepped up to convert the penalty and make it 4-0 at full time.

Here’s how the play by play moments unfolded.

7 | Early chance for Ikonomidis as Victory counter. His shot is saved by Weier.

14 | Victory are awarded a penalty. Luis Nani is brought down in the box by James McGarry.

15 | From the resulting penalty, Jake Brimmer scores for Melbourne Victory to make it 1-0.

22 | CLOSE! Two chances there. Thurgate gets in behind, he finds Mikeltadze who has his shot blocked.

22 | Jenkinson gathers the loose ball and drives into the box before finding Sotirio who flashes his shot just wide.

Half time.

49 | Melbourne Victory score early on through Chris Ikonomidis who scores on the inside of the post.

53 | Jake Brimmer plays an intelligent through ball for Nick D’Agostino who cooly finishes past Michael Weier to make it 3-0 to the home side.

87 | Penalty to Melbourne Victory after a short VAR check. Natta is ruled to have made contact with his hand in the box.

88 | Fornaroli makes it 4-0 from the spot.