Western United stand tall as Jets stall


Welcome to our Match Day blog for Monday’s clash between Newcastle Jets and Western United at AAMI Park.

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Kick-off is from 7.05pm.

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FULLTIME: Western 2-0.

90+ SUB Sanchez and Diamanti off. Pasquali and Inman and Pasquali on.

90′ Three minutes added time.

86′ We have back to back corners but can’t convert our chances.

81′ SUB Wales and Pain off and Markovic and Guarrotxena on.

80′ SAVE Italiano with a brilliant save from the free kick by Diamanti.

80′ CARD Krasniqi with a late tackle on Wales and he sees yellow.

75′ SUB Koutroumbis and Petratos come on for O’Donovan and Jackson.

73′ CHANCE Abbas with a cross to Millar, on the head and Hoffman has a shot but Western make the save.


70′ SUB Abbas on for AP.

69′ GOAL Pierias finds the back of the net. Sanchez with a lovely ball for Calver and Pierias guides it in.

64′ CHANCE Berisha with a run. Switch play from Wales. Diamanti is unmarked. He pushes his shot wide.

62′ SUB Hoffman and Krasniqi on for Yuel and Prso.

60′ CARD O’Donovan gets a yellow for breaking down the play with his foul.

59′ CHANCE A lovely run from AP, finds millar, back to AP. He goes searching for support. He finds Prsp. Off to Thurgate. He has a crack but it goes over the posts.

57′ CARD Prso fouled by Pierias and he gets a yellow.

54′ CHANCE Millar with a cross. Thurgate pinged for a handball. 

48′ INJURY Imai has leapt onto the back of Yuel and come crashing down to the turf. Ouch.

45′ Ugarkovic kicks off the second half.


HT: We are down 1-0.

45′ Additional two minutes signalled. 

41′ CORNER Western corner. Sánchez sends it in but it finds a Jets head. 


31′ CHANCE Millar into the box off a Topor-Stanley lobbing pass. O’Donovan is there. Western get a boot to it. Corner kick.

30′ SHOT Italiano makes the save after an attempt by Wales.

26′ CHANCE Berisha finds the head from the free kick off Diamanti but the flag is up for offside. 

25′ CARD Yuel with a foul on Diamanti and gets the yellow for his efforts. 

22′ CHANCE Ugarkovic with a crack from the top of the box off a back-heel from AP but it just pushes wide. 

20′ INJURY Risdon leaves the field with an ankle issue.

20′ CHANCE Thurgate crosses the ball, finds the head of AP and the ball pushes wide. 

17′ SHOT Diamanti has a crack from long range and it sails over the net.


12′ GOAL Wales pass the ball across and it’s hit the foot of Topor-Stanley and gone in. Oh no. Own goal.

10′ SHOT Diamanti has a crack from just inside the box. Looks for near post but is off target. 

9′ CHANCE O’Donovan goes for a run, crosses it in and finds AP on the head. Yuel is there but can’t get a foot to it. Scott has the ball for Western.

7′ CHANCE Diamanti with a crack and it sails over the bar.

6′ FREE KICK Millar is pinged for a late challenge. Western go down the right flank. A wonderful cross from Pierias can’t find a man and Jackson clears it out of the box. 

5′ FREE KICK Berisha with a shirt pull on Jackson after the defender won the ball. 

3′ Thurgate with a shot from range is intercepted. Yuel scoops it up and looks for the cross but gets a throw. Now, Western on the counter attack. Pierias gets a shot on but Italiano is quick to react. 

1′ A horrible pass from Prso puts us under pressure early. Fortunately we scramble and Italiano finishes up with the ball. Now we go on the attack. 

0′ Western kick things off at AAMI Park.

We are wearing black armbands tonight out of respect for a staff member who suffered a tragic loss last week.

Western changes: 

  • Number 25 Luke Duzel out replaced by Number 10 Steven Lustica
  • Number 17 Bradden Inman comes onto the bench

6.55pm: The warm up is over and it’s not long until kick-off.

5.45pm: Team lists are in (see below).


3.50pm: The pitch at AAMI Park is in great condition. The sun has even come out from behind the clouds.