Errors prove costly as Jets go down to Adelaide


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SCORE: Adelaide 2-1 Jets

Connor O’Toole at fulltime: “I thought today if I got an opportunity, I’d take it and fortunately it went in…. it was our own undoing that took us down. Next week, we need to get the mistakes out of the way.”

FT: We go down 2-1. 

90′ The official signals 4 minutes of added time.

87′ DIVE: Mauk is lucky to not get a yellow. Took a dive in the box.

85′ SUB: Thurgate off for Goodwin.

84′ FREE KICK: Koutroumbis cut down at the edge of the box.

82′ SUB: Abetew on for Strain.

80′ FOUL: Mauk goes flying in on O’Toole and gets a yellow.

78 SUB: Yengi on for Millar.

76′ GOAL: Ugarkovic loses the ball and Goodwin goes on the attack. He’s drilled it for the corner and found the net.


75′ SUB: Toure off for Niyongabire

73′ INJURY: M.Toure grabs at his left hamstring.

71′ SAVE: Halloran with the cross but Duncan cuts it off. Great read.

68′ FREE KICK: Thurgate tales Mauk off the ball near the edge of the D. Jets have the wall up. Goodwin with a cracking shot, finds the wood work. 

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65′ CORNER: Prso with another great corner. Finds the head of Millar but the ball is wide of the post.

63′ SUB: Caletti off for Cavello on. The Toure brothers also switch.

62′ Goodwin down the left flank, cuts back and finds Mauk but the finish is poor. 

59′ SAVE: Delianov made to work from the Jets corner via Prso. AP with a header and it’s off the bar. So close.

57′ SUB: Yuel off for AP and Abbas off for Prso.

55′ SAVE: Thurgate with a brilliant slide for the ball. Takes the ball out of danger for a corner kick. 

52′ SAVE: Low and into the corner goes Goodwin and Duncan produces a wonderful save.

50′ FREE KICK: Yuel pushes Lopez off the ball. Adelaide go on the counter attack but the shot from Halloran has too much pepper.

47′ CHANCE: O’Toole with a left from the top of the box and the Adelaide defender closes it down for a corner. 

46′ Play has resumed. 



HT’ We are level 1-1.

45′ The official signals we have an additional minute

39′ Jets defence has withstood a fair bit on the last five minutes. Finding a way to shut down Adelaide. 

34′ CHANCE: Goodwin from the top of the box but Thurgate gets a foot to it. Corner ball. Duncan claims the ball. Jets are off the hook.

32′ The game is opening up now. End to end action.


25′ CHANCE: Halloran with a thunderous strike. Crashes against the post.

CARD: Ali Abbas is shown the yellow.

22′ GOAL: Thurgate links with O’Toole and he drills it top left. It’s a cracker. His first A-League goal.

21′ SAVE: Lopez has a crack but Duncan is there.

20′ Adelaide in control. They are swarming us with a lot of energy.

16′ CARD: Halloran takes Millar off the ball and is shown the yellow.

14′ CHANCE: Ugarkovic from long range takes it on the volley but it doesn’t dip enough. He finds the bar. WOW. So close.

12′ CHANCE: Yuel cuts inside for O’Toole but his shot is blocked for a corner kick. Topor-Stanley with a left foot, finds O’Donovan but the official has found a hand ball from Topor-Stanley.

11′ FREE KICK: Abbas taken late. We need to find our composure here. Time to regroup. 

6′ GOAL: Overlapping run, ball is cut across into the box but it’s a poor clearance from Ugarkovic and D’Arrigo scores. 

3′ CHANCE: Koutroumbis does a wonderful job denying Halloran inside the box.

1′ FREE KICK: Boogaard fouled deep in his own half. Duncan takes the kick and we go on the attack.

0‘ We kick things off and go back to go forward.

7.33pm: Both teams are on the pitch and we are about to get under way.

7pm: Here’s how the opposition line-up.

6pm: The starting side has been named.



5.50pm: We are here and we are ready. Here’s a shot from inside the sheds.


3.15pm: We have arrived at the ground to set up and it’s in great condition.



3pm: To hear what Craig Deans had to say about the upcoming match, see the video below:



Adelaide United squad: 1.James DELIANOV (gk), 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c), 9.Tomi JURIC, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 15.Noah SMITH, 17.Mohamed TOURE, 18.Joe CALETTI, 21.Javi LÓPEZ, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Josh CAVALLO, 29.Kusini YENGI, 34.Yared ABETEW, 35.Al Hassan TOURE, 46.Joe GAUCI (gk)

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Ryan STRAIN (returns from injury), 9.Tomi JURIC (returns from injury), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (returns from injury), 35.Al Hassan TOURE (promoted) 

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOURTROUMBIS, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 14.Ali ABBAS, 15.Tete YENGI, 16. Matt MILLAR, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Luka PRŠO, 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 25. Jack SIMMONS, 26. Archie GOODWIN, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 33. Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY 

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted), 22. Lachlan JACKSON (promoted) 

Outs:  Nil

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – 2 weeks), 3.Jason HOFFMAN (Groin – 1 week), 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (ankle – 1 week)