Winning at home! Jets too good for Melbourne City


Welcome to our Match Day blog for Sunday’s clash between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium.

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SCORE: 1-0

FULL-TIME : The Jets hold on to their half-time advantage and pick up their 2nd win of the season. Yuel’s goal proves the difference in a good overall team performance for Hoffman’s 150th game.

Head on over now to our W-League blog to see if our girls can make it 2 for 2  today for the Jets as they take on Melbourne Victory.

90+3 SUBSTITUTION JETS : Tete Yengi replaces O’Donovan for the final couple of minutes

90′ : The 4th official has indicated there will be a minimum of 5 added minutes 

88′ CHANCE : Koutroumbis’s cross is inches out of reach from a diving O’Donovan at the far post

86′ BOOKING : Boogaard sees yellow after a late challenge

83′ SAVE : Duncan with another sharp save, this time from the head of Luna who found some space at the back post

81′ BOOKING :  Garruccio goes into the book after a late challenge on Thurgate

76′ CHANCE : Mauragis finds Boogaard perfectly on the back post but the captains effort goes wide of the post

73′ SUBSTITUTION CITY : Colakovski replaces Noone

72′ SAVE : Duncan makes another great 1v1 save with two city attackers baring down on him, great defensive effort by Thurgate as well that chased back and put pressure on the city attackers 

69′ SUBSTITUTION JETS : Hoffman comes off to a warm round of applause on his 150th appearance, replaced by Mauragis

64′ CHANCE : O’Donovan finds Yuel on the back post with a great ball, however, he can’t get his feet sorted in time the City defence scramble to snuff out the chance

59′ SUBSTITUTION JETS : Kosta Petratos is entering the game for Luka Prso 

53′ : Jet’s building up good pressure here looking for the 2nd, City defending well to neutralise the Jet’s half chances

47′ OFFSIDE : Hoffman finds the back of the net from close range but is ruled offside by the linesman

46′ : Ugarkovic gets things going for us here in the 2nd half as we look to push on from our 1-0 lead

Here’s a look at that opener from Valentino



HALF-TIME : Jet’s lead 1-0 thanks to the Yuel strike that came late in the first half


44′ SHOT : All Jets at the moment as Hoffman’s strike from outside the box forces Glover to make a good save to his left

40′ GOOOAAAALL : Yuel picks up the scraps as Gus’s header from Hoffman on the right hits the post but lands perfectly for Valentino to put the Jet’s up by 1

38′ BOOKING : City’s Captain Jamieson goes into the Referee’s book for a deliberate handball

35′ SUBSTITUTION FOR CITY : Garruccio on for Tsubaki

29′ VAR DECISION NO GOAL : Yuel heads home after Hoffman’s blocked shot falls to him in the box, however, VAR adjudges that O’Donovan was offside and impeded Glover’s attempt to make a save

26′ : Pretty even first half here so far at McDonald Jones Stadium, not too many chances to come by for either side, score remains at 0-0

15′ CHANCE : Hoffman comes so close to opening the scoring on his milestone day after lovely build up by himself, Prso and Yuel, Hoffmans shot denied by a great reaction save from Glover

7′ SAVE : Duncan pulls out a great 1 v 1 save to deny Maclaren the opener

KICK-OFF 1′ : City get things started here at McDonald Jones Stadium for Hoffman’s 150th game


2.40pm: The stage is set.




9am: It’s a lovely day in Newcastle. We can’t wait to see you at the ground today to cheer on the team.


Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOURTROUMBIS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 13.Maki PETRATOS, 14.Ali ABBAS, 15.Tete YENGI, 18.Jack ARMSON, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Luka PRŠO, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD , 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**1-3 to be omitted**

Ins: 14.Ali ABBAS (return from injury), 18.Jack ARMSON (promoted)

Outs: 11.Ramy NAJJARINE  (loan agreement)

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – 2 weeks), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (ankle – 1 weeks)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Nuno REIS, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 16.Taras GOMULKA, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 18.Connor METCALFE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 35.Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES, 37.Bernardo OLIVEIRA, 48.Luke ORESTI.

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Nuno REIS (completed quarantine), 37.Bernardo OLIVEIRA (promoted), Luke ORESTI (promoted)

Outs: 36.Kerrin STOKES (suspension)

Unavailable: 15.Andrew NABBOUT (hamstring), 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS (quad), 36.Kerrin STOKES (suspension)


Referee: Alex King

Assistant Referee 1: Kearney Robinson

Assistant Referee 2: Matthew McOrist

Fourth Official: Tim Danaskos

VAR: Shaun Evans