Jets go down in controversial fashion


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FT: A controversial penalty seals the win for the Mariners

90+3 SUB CCM Smylie and Hatch replace Urina and Bouman

90+2 Thurgate’s shot is just wide 

There are to be 5 added minutes

88′ YELLOW-CARD O’Donovan is cautioned for a dangerous challenge and then Krasniqi is also cautioned for descent

87′ CHANCE Yuel tries to take it around the keeper but the ball gets away from him

85′ CHANCE Najjarine drives and his long-range shot narrowly fires over the crossbar 

84′ YELLOW-CARD Yuel is carded after a strong challenge

82′ FOUL Millar is brought down just over the halfway line 

78′ SUB CCM Josh Nisbitt makes way for Michal Janota 

74′ SUB JETS Hoffman makes way for Krasniqi 

70′ FOUL O’Donovan brings down Stensness

68′ CHANCE Yuel’s header on finds O’Donovan but the header flies wide, the flag goes up for offside

67′ CHANCE An audacious volley from O’Toole sails wide 

66′ FOUL Thurgate is fouled just outside the area


64′ SUB JETS Koutroumbis comes on for Boogaard

63′ FOUL Tongyik brings down Hoffman

61′ FOUL Boogaard is tripped from behind from Kuol

59′ SUB JETS Double change see’s Prso and Abbas make way for Najjarine and Yuel

59′ SUB CCM Simon makes way for Kuol

54′ GOAL Matt Simon converts the contentious penalty 

51′ PENALTY A penalty is blown for Thurgate’s challenge – Very soft!

47′ FOUL Clisby rakes down Abbas

46′ CHANCE Nisbitt bursts into the box but his shot is calmly dealt with by Italiano

45′ Thurgate gets us underway for the second half

HT: After a dominant first half, we head into the sheds all square 

45+3 FOUL Topor-Stanley is called for a push in the back

45+1 YELLOW CARD  Stensness’ tough challenge on Hoffman puts him in the book

There is to be 3 minutes of added time

42′ FOUL Hoffman is sandwiched between Stensness and Tongyik 

38′ FOUL Simon is pulled up for a push in the back on Boogaard

37′ CHANCE O’Donovan’s volley from an acute angle hits the side netting

35′ CHANCE Italiano stakes claim on a cross from Nigro down the right flank

31′ INJURY Prso is treated for a shoulder niggle but is set to continue

30′ CHANCE No offside called on Simon and his header is aimed across goal but is hit over by Urina

29′ SAVE Italiano makes himself big and blocks Simon’s shot

The Jets are dominating the possession and have had the majority of the chances but the score remains 0 – 0

22′ FOUL A foul on Hoffman is called in an attacking position

20′ CHANCE Topor-Stanley’s header from the back post is claimed by Birighitti 

18′ FOUL Rowles leaves Prso on the floor with a strong challenge 

17′ FOUL Hoffman clatters through the back of Bozanic


16′ YELLOW CARD The first caution of the night is shown to Tongyik for a heavy challenge on O’Donovan

15′ CHANCE A scramble in the box leads to a volley by O’Donovan but it fires just wide 

14′ FOUL A push in the back of O’Donovan gives the Jets a free-kick in an attacking position

10′ OFFSIDE Matt Simon has a sight of goal but the flag goes up

9′ TACKLE A strong challenge from Nigel Boogaard has left Urina on the deck but no foul is called by the referee

8′ FOUL Matt Simon crashes into Ali Abbas

7′ CHANCE Urina has a low driven shot from outside the box but it goes harmlessly wide 

5′ CORNER Boogaard’s header is narrowly over the crossbar

3′ CHANCE Hoffman is through on goal after a defending slip and his shot is blocked by Birrighitti, the follow is attacked by Thurgate and deflected for a corner

0′ Matt Simon gets us underway

Just under 10 minutes until kick-off 

The Mariners have named their starting XI


Here is how the Newcastle Jets line-up for tonight’s derby