10-men Jets fall in Melbourne

It was a night to forget in Melbourne as a 10-men Jets side went down to City in disappointing fashion.

Despite a great showing in the first half, the Jets weren’t able to find a breakthrough and instead conceded in the last minute of stoppage time after Jamie Maclaren nodded home his ninth of the season.

Our Men opened the second half strongly, but the game completely turned on it’s own soon after. First saw Mathew Leckie find the back of the net after some good dribbling from Marco Tilio, before a second yellow card for Taylor Regan ruled out any efforts of turning the game back in our favour. Carl Jenkinson scored his third to finish off a rough night for our Jets.

We know shift our focus to Wednesday night where the Jets welcome the Wanderers to McDonald Jones Stadium.


88′ Galloway fires in a shot from a corner, but it’s well-blocked.

72′ Leckie takes a strong shot that’s saved by Duncan. But the rebound falls to Maclaren. He tries to work his way through our defence, but again his shot is saved by our keeper.

64′ MCY 3-0 NEW Jenkinson finds the back of the net.

55′ RED CARD We’re down to 10-men after Regan receives another yellow.

51′ MCY 2-0 NEW A great run by Tilio ends with Leckie scoring.

49′ We enter this half with the lion’s share of possession – 58% – as well as 82% passing accuracy, however’ we’ve only had one shot on target.

48′ Boumal has a half-chance and fires a shot outside the box. It takes a deflection and just sails over the bar.

45′ Second half begins with Grozos on the field for Thurgate.


45+2′ MCY 1-0 NEW Maclaren nods home the opener

41′ Regan receives a yellow card after a strong tackle on Tilio.

38′ Another great passing play that almost sees Mikeltadze receive a shot chance. It’s blocked though – final pass lacking at the moment.

37′ Nabbout tries a long shot, but again, doesn’t trouble Duncan in goals.

29′ A well worked play almost ends in brilliant fashion, but Penha’s touch lets him down and the keeper collects.

25′ Tilio attempts a long shot but it’s well high.

23′ A Hoffman challenge results in a yellow card for both the offender, and Andrew Nabbout.

16′ Both teams striving to keep possession in this one and are determined not to force anything. Back-and-forth at the moment.

8′ We receive a first half-chance in front of goal as a crafty ball comes to Yuel who plays it to Thurgate, however the youngster’s shot is blocked.

7′ Tilio finds his way behind the defence and has a shot from close range, but Ingham clears it away instead.

2′ City start well and almost trouble our goal through Maclaren. But Duncan snuffs out the danger with a strong parry.

KICK-OFF: This one is off and running!

FRIDAY 7:35PM: Melbourne has officially been warmed up!

FRIDAY 7:00PM: Our Starting XI for tonight is locked in!

FRIDAY 6:45PM: City have locked in their team for tonight’s fixture. Starting XI: 1. Glover (GK), 2. Galloway, 4. Reis, 5. Griffiths, 6. Jenkinson, 10. Berenguer, 8. O’Neill, 23. Tilio, 15. Nabbout, 7. Leckie, 9. Maclaren (c). Subs: 33. Sutton (GK), 16. Gomulka, 17. Colakovski, 18. Metcalfe, 20. Pucciarelli, 22. Good, 34. Hall

FRIDAY 12:00PM: The boys have finished their Gameday walk and AAMI Park awaits

FRIDAY 10:00AM: Find out everything you need to know including the players to watch in this weekend’s Match Preview

FRIDAY 10:00AM: Watch Arthur Papas as he gives his Final Word ahead of tonight

FRIDAY 10:00AM: Gameday has arrived! Our team are in Melbourne and preparing for a big night of football.