Jets hold off fast-finishing Roar in draw


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SCORE: 0-0

Craig Deans: “It’s a tough place to come to play… Brisbane’s a good team. We came to win the game and think we’re capable, but I think the weather had an impact.

“We lacked a bit of quality with the ball tonight, but I think the weather played its part.

“We want to play good football and if you have the wind like that, you need to make the most of it.

“I thought the way we defended in the second half was exceptional.”

FT: Goal-less draw.

90′ Three minutes extra time

89′ SUBSTITUTION: O’Donovan off and Yengi on.

88′ FOUL AND SAVE: Koutroumbis gifts a free kick. Roar find the head, there’s a deflection and Duncan produces a magical save.

87′ O’Shea sends the free kick over the goal.

85′ FOUL: Thurgate gives away a free kick at the edge of the D.

84′ SAVE: Duncan forced to do some work, yet again.

80′ FOUL: O’Donovan is shown a yellow.

77′ SAVE: Another save from Duncan. This time the shot is from close range.

74′ FOUL: Roy is fouled and Aldred is shown the yellow.

73′ SAVE: Corner from Roar was a cracker but Duncan made the save.

69′ SUBSTITUTION: Abbas on for Prso.

68′ CORNER: Corner to the Jets. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

66′ SUBSTITUTION: Roar make a change. Substitution, Brisbane Roar FC. Rahmat Akbari replaces Jesse Daley.


64 FOUL’ Daley shown a yellow for a foul on Prso

58′ Danzaki sneaks one past Duncan but he’s called offside.

56′ CARD: Prso is shown the yellow for a late challenge

46′ SUBSTITUTION: Petratos off and Mauragis on.

HT: It’s level 0-0.


41′ SHOT: Yuel has a crack and the ball finds the post. So close.

39′ SAVE: Duncan with the save after some brilliant work from Wenzel-Halls

37′ Roar might’ve scored but the linesman says the ball had crossed the line before the attacker turned it back in for the shot. Goal-kick to the Jets. 

30′ SAVE: Shot from Roar outside the box is taken by Duncan.

27‘ Jets with some lovely work. Classy touches from Thurgate. Building pressure.


20′ CHANCE: Ugarkovic with a strike from long range but saved by the keeper.

17′ Roar applying pressure, Boogaard is beaten but Topor-Stanley plays interference. 

15′ Thurgate looks for Yuel but the cross is too heavy and finds the keeper instead

12′ CHANCE: Cross from O’Toole, Petratos falls down. Was there a touch from the defender? No penalty given.

9′ O’Toole with some nice touches and physical challenges early.

4′ Jets playing with the breeze at our backs this half. Plenty of movement from both team’s but no real attacking opportunities yet.

2′ FOUL: Petratos gives away the first free kick.

0′ Brisbane starts play and we are underway.

6.05pm: Warm-up is over and now we are minutes from kick-off.

5.24pm: Here’s how Brisbane line-up.

5pm: Not long now



5pm: Our Team List is in.



3.30pm: The squad lists named on Saturday are below.

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Macklin FREKE (gk), 3.Corey BROWN, 5.Tom ALDRED (c), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 7.Jai INGHAM, 9.Masato KUDO, 10.Riku DANZAKI,15.Jesse DALEY, 16.Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 28.Izaack POWELL, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 33.Keegan JELACIC, 34.Alex PARSONS, 77.Scott MCDONALD

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Jai INGHAM (promoted), 28.Izaack POWELL (promoted), 34.Alex PARSONS (promoted)

Outs: 11.Joe CHAMPNESS (unavailable)

Unavailable: Nil

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOURTROUMBIS, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Ramy NAJJARINE, 14.Ali ABBAS, 15.Tete YENGI, 16. Matt MILLAR, 18.Jack ARMSON, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Luka PRŠO, 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (returns following week off due to loan), 14.Ali ABBAS (return from injury), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (returns from injury), 16. Matt MILLAR (returns from quarantine),

Outs: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (Groin – 1 week), 13.Maki PETRATOS (Not selected) 

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – 2 weeks)