Gutsy Jets go down to Western at home


Welcome to our Match Day blog for Monday’s Easter clash between Newcastle Jets and Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium.

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Kick-off is from 5.05pm

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FT: After having the majority of the chances the Jets fall 1-0 courtesy of a goal in the opening minute from Lachy Wales

90’+3 FREE KICK Liri is fouled in an attacking position but the free-kick sails out for a goal kick

90′ YELLOW CARD Abi is cautioned after a dangerous challenge 

89′ SUBSTITUTION JETS Abi comes on for Millar 

88′ SUBSTITUTION WESTERN A triple change for Western see’s Lustica, Wales and Pierias make way for Pasquali, Sheppard and Calver

87′ CORNER The Jets continue to push for the equalizer 


84′ CHANCE A low cross from Matty Millar finds Hoffman who scoops it over the bar 

82′ CHANCE Topor makes an important save to keeps the Jets in this one

80′ CHANCE Italiano makes himself big and saves a one on one shot from Besart Berisha 

78′ CORNER Corner taken short, the ball finds Thurgate on the edge of the box but the shot is wide 

76′ SUBSTITUTION JETS Ali Abbas and Archie Goodwin come on for Yuel and Najjarine 

73′ YELLOW CARD Matty Millar is shown a yellow card for handling the ball in a tussle with Diamanti 

71′ SUBSTITUTION JETS Double change see’s AP and Prso make way for Liri and Hoffman 

69′ GOAL DISALLOWED VAR has intervened and the goal has been disallowed for Offside 

68′ GOAL Berisha slots home from close range to double the visitors lead 

67′ YELLOW CARD Tomoki Imai is shown a yellow card after a late challenge on Matty Millar 

65′ SUBSTITUTION WESTERN Brendan Hammill comes on for Andrew Durante

64′ CHANCE  Yuel and AP combine with Yuel’s cross finding AP whose backheel hits the side netting 


60′ SAVE Italiano claims the ball strongly after a searching cross from Pierias

56′ INJURY Miller is left injured after a nasty head collision defending a Western corner 

54′ CHANCE Italiano makes a smart save touching a shot from Connor Pain over the crossbar 

53′ SUBSTITUTION WESTERN Iker Guarrotxena is replaced by Alessandro Diamanti

52 CHANCE Thurgate blasts it over the crossbar from the edge of the bix

50′ FOUL Strong tackle from Yuel leaves Uskok on the deck

48′ CHANCE Yuel’s header is put wide

47′ CORNER Yuel wins a corner for the Jets 

46′ Western get the second half underway through Berisha 


HT: After falling behind in the opening minute, the Jets have been the better team and continue to trouble the Western defence. All to do in the second half 

45’1+ YELLOW CARD Berisha was deemed to be brought down and a protest from Topor-Stanley results in a yellow card 

45′ CHANCE The biggest chance of the game as Yuel’s header on find Topor-Stanley who heads it over the bar

43′ FOUL A scramble in the box results in a careless foul from Millar

41′ CORNER Najjarine whips it in and is goal-bound before its turned away from Scott

40′ CHANCE Najjarine’s curler from outside the box doesn’t come back enough and is behind for a goal kick

39′ CHANCE Yuel attempts his second bicycle of the evening with it falling the wrong side of the post

35′ CORNER A strong run from AP results in it being put behind for a corner

32′ CHANCE AP’s header falls just the wrong side of the post

31′ CHANCE A bicycle kick from Yuel narrowly goes over the cross bar

30′ FOUL Durante brings down Yuel in an attacking position

The Jets have settled into the contest and remain the stronger team despite being behind on the scoreboard 


25′ CHANCE  A strong run from Millar leads to a powerful shot but it’s straight at Scott

23′ CHANCE O’Donovan’s scissor kick is put narrowly wide after a searching cross from Najjarine 

18′ FOUL AP brings down Durante in a soft challenge 

17′ FOUL Strong challenge from Guarrotxena leaves Yuel on the deck

13′ YELLOW CARD Prso brings down Wales in a strong challenge that is deemed a yellow card from the referee


10′ CHANCE Jets are starting to take a foothold in the game with some good pressure 

8′ CHANCE A brilliant run from AP leads to a chance for O’Donovan, but he can’t find decent contact

7′ SAVE A smart save at Italiano’s near post keeps the score at 1-0

6′ OFFSIDE Lachy Wales is caught offside 

5′ GOAL KICK A header from AP goes behind for a goal kick

3′ CHANCE A fantastic save from Italiano draws Western’s first corner of the afternoon

1′ GOAL: Lachlan Wales scores for Western United within the first minute 

KICK OFF: Jets get us underway 

4.17pm: Here’s how we will take the pitch.


4.13pm: Here’s how the opposition will take the field.

4pm: Sheds are ready.




1.44pm: The stadium is in tip top shape.



8am: It’s a lovely day. The weather is perfect for a game of football tonight. SES personnel gain free entry. Just show your credentials to our staff at the ticketing window tonight.