Jets draw 1-1 with Wanderers


Welcome to the Newcastle Jets match day blog.

Re-live the action from the match below:


Craig Deans on the penalty goal: “Live to me, it looked like a penalty.

“We’d been on the wrong end of a few close calls… tonight its swings and round abouts and we got one. It’s nice for Roy to get one again and keep confident and in a positive frame of mind.”


FT’ It’s a 1-1 draw on a wet night in Sydney.

Extra time’ Yuel is fouled and Natta gets a yellow

Extra time’ Boogaard cops a heavy knock but will finish the game.

Extra time’ Yellow card to WSW duo Graham Dorrans and Keanu Baccus. 

89′ Studs up from Mauragis and he cops a yellow card.90′ +5 mins extra time

79′ Aquilina takes the legs of Luka in the box. Roy nails the spot kick and we are level 1-1. 

78′ WSW make three changes with Russell off for Kamau. Troisi off for O’Doherty and Mourdoukoutas for Ziegler.

76′ The Jets continue to build pressure after a missed opportunity from WSW on the counter punch.

72′ Wonderful attack from the Jets. Roy with a shot on goal which results in a corner.

67′ Najjarine is down with an ankle issue. He comes off for Luka Pršo.
Hoffman also comes off and is replaced by Lucas Mauragis.

61′ Change – Ibini off and Yeboah on for WSW.

60′ O’Donovan tries the bicycle kick but he fails to make any connection. 

54′ The rain is absolutely bucketing down at Bankwest Stadium.

52′ Yuel uses his footwork, turns and has a crack from outside the box but it zips over the goal.

45′ We’re back under way!


45′ +2 mins extra time added


42′ WSW with another chance but offside is called by the linesman.

39′ WSW Russell gets a yellow for a late challenge on Thurgate.

35′ WSW score courtesy of Ibini from close range. Cox found the post on his shot and Ibini finished it on the rebound. 1-0.

33′ WSW make a change. Müller off and Cox on.

26′ WSW on the counter but Topor-Stanley shuts it down. WSW corner and Boogaard attracts a penalty as Jets defend the kick.30′ Boogaard is wrong-footed and Ibini takes it to the line, finds Russell on the head but Duncan makes the save.

23′ Thurgate has a crack from the top of the box but the ball zips over the top of the goal.

21′ A corner to WSW finds the head of Baccus but he clears the crossbar. Close call. Score remains 0-0.

17′ A Jets error sees WSW on the counter attack. Ibini has a shot at goal and goes wide.

16′ Ugarkovic has a shot but pushes it wide.

11′ Ibini with some class, finds Dorans who has a shot but he is called off-side.

9′ Najjarine with class, plays into Hoffman and Yuel with a shot but it’s over the crossbar. 

7′ Russell has a shot on our goal but it is wide.

5′ A corner for WSW is well defended and the Jets go on the counter attack. 

3′ The Jets string together some great passes for Yuel to create a chance early.

0′ The Wanderers kick off to start the first half.

7.01pm: Both teams are on the field and we are ready! We are wearing our white away strip. 

6.45pm: The boys get warmed up.




6.40pm: Here’s how WSW will take the field tonight.

6.05pm:  The Coach inspects the pitch.

5.50pm: Your starting XI.

Team v WSW


12pm: An update from Bankwest (for those coming to the game).

11.40am: On Thursday, coach Craig Deans discussed the upcoming match. Hear what he had to say in the video below.



10.25am: STAT | The Jets have made 66 passes into the final third this A-League campaign, the highest of any team in the competition and 14 per game more than Western Sydney Wanderers FC (52).

10.20am: STAT Jets duo Valentino Yuel (29) and Roy O’Donovan (23) have made more touches in the opposition’s box than any other player this A-League season.


Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Bernie IBINI, 10.Simon COX, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 25.Phillip CANCAR, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (gk)

*2-4 to be omitted*

Ins: 23.Kosta GROZOS (promoted), 34.Patrick ZIEGLER (promoted), 50.Oliver KALAC (gk) (promoted)

Outs: 40.Noah JAMES (not selected)

Unavailable: 4.Dylan McGOWAN (foot injury), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury), Jordon MUTCH (hotel quarantine)

Newcastle Jets FC squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOURTROUMBIS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Ramy NAJJARINE , 13.Maki PETRATOS, 15.Tete YENGI, 17.Valentino YUEL, 18.Jack ARMSON, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Luca PRŠO, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

*2-4 to be omitted*

Ins: 18. Jack ARMSON (promoted), 21. Luca PRŠO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – 4 weeks),  22.Lachlan JACKSON (ankle – 2 weeks), 14.Ali ABBAS (hamstring – 2 weeks)


Newcastle Jets (496) are four goals away from reaching 500 in the A-League.


Friday, 29 January 2021 at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Kick-Off: 7:05pm (Local) (7:05pm (AEDT))

Referee: Ben Abraham

Assistant Referee 1: Andrej Giev

Assistant Referee 2: Brad Wright

Fourth Official: Kurt Ams

VAR: Alex King