Double Header in Sydney brings goals-galore

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Saturday’s matchday at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium saw a doubleheader fixture, featuring the Women and Men’s Jets and Sydney FC sides doing battle.

It was the first outing of the Liberty W-League season for the Jets, as they went down in 3-1 against last year’s grand finalists, in a game that saw four 2nd-half goals and a red card.

The men’s side were looking for their first victory of the Isuzu UTE A-League season against the Sky Blue’s and ended up sharing the points in Kogarah after a spirited 2nd-half fight back almost saw them steal all three points.

Although not victorious on the day, both sides were able to get on the score sheet, with Lauren Allan opening up the women’s account for the season and Valentino Yuel claiming a fantastic brace to take his tally to three in as many games.

Here you will find everything related to Saturday’s Double Header including breaking news, team lists, and play-by-play updates of each game.

Full-Time The Jets will share the points here at Kogarah after a brave second-half fightback

89′ Set piece from the Jets of the back of a foul 10 yards from the box, a shout for a handball in the Sydney FC box falls on death ears

87′ Foul on Boumal as we continue our search for the winning goal

84′ Jack Duncan makes a huge save to keep us in the match

82′ Set piece by the Jets in the attacking third quickly sorted by Sydney FC, with both sides pushing for a winner here

80′ Substitutions: Murnane, Silvera and Babalj replace Yuel, Hoffman and O’Doherty

76′ GOAL DISALLOWED BY VAR scores remain SYD 2 – 2 NEW

76′ GOAL: SYD 3 – 2 NEW scored by Adam Le Fondra

72′ Hoffman squares a beautiful ball into Grozos, with his shot only just rising above the crossbar – away for a Sydney FC goal kick

70′ Ingham has his shot across the face of goal, the Jets are pushing hard to find a winner here at Kograh

68′ SUBSTITUTION: Penha leaves after a stellar stint, replaced by Grozos

64′ GOALLLLL!!!!!!!!! SYD 2 – 2 NEW Yuel bags the equaliser! a beautiful ball from the midfield saw Yuel 1-on-1 with the keeper – slotting it in the top left corner.

62′ Penha has a shot just brush past the post as the Jets push hard for an equaliser

59′ GOAL!!!!!!! SYD 2 – 1 NEW Yuel beautifully tucks away a Penha pass that sees us back in the hunt!

57′ A Kamsoba shot sprays across the face of goals for a Jets goal kick

52′ Matty Jurman clears a Sydney FC attacking raid to safety

50′ Jets outlast a wave of Sydney FC attack, with the defensive line keeping Adam Le Fondre at bay

47′ Free kick awarded to the Jets – deep in their own half

45′ 2nd half begins

Half-Time: Work to do in the second 45

42′ A cross-come-shot almost pays off for Yuel, as Jets push hard into the attacking third of the Sky Blue in search of a breakthrough

38′ YELLOW CARD for Sydney FC’s Paulo Retre

32′ Jets are pushing hard to get back into this match – As Yuel tries hard down the left touchline

30′ Goal SYD 2 – 0 NEW Kamsoba scores

28′ Valentino Yuel has another major chance of the game with his shot glancing across the face of goal

25′ A magnificent strike from Boumal almost sees the Jets draw level, as he struck a Yuel cross on the volley – only just rising above the crossbar and away for a goal kick

18′ Jurman defends well and shuts down a Kamsoba attacking run on goal

15′ A shot from Dane Ingham forces a save from the Sydney FC keeper, seen away for a corner.

14′ Jets are holding possession well and look to be controlling the tempo of the match, as Beqa Mikeltadze is awarded a free kick in the attacking third

7′ Goal SYD 1 – 0 NEW penalty converted by Adam Le Fondre

6′ Penalty Sydney FC

3′ Safe hands from Duncan see’s us turn away the first attacking set-piece from the Sky Blue

2′ Jets are settling into the contest nicely as Jack Duncan lines up his first goal kick of the night

7:45: KICK-OFF!

SUNDAY 7:25PM: Let’s do this!

SATURDAY: 7.15PM: Here is your starting lineup for tonight’s A-League Men’s clash against Sydney FC!

Sydney FC Lineup: 1. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 3. Benjamin Warland, 4. Alexander Wilkinson (c), 8. Paulo Retre, 10. Milos Ninkovic, 14. Adam Le Fondre, 16. Joel King, 17. Anthony Caceres, 22. Max Burgess, 23. Rhyan Grant, 27. Elvis Kamsoba SUBS: 2. James Donachie, 12. Trent Buhagiar, 20. Thomas Heward-Belle (gk), 21. Harry Van Der Saag, 28. Calem Nieuwenhof, 32. Patrick Yazbek, 33. Patrick Wood.

SUNDAY 7:10PM: We now turn our attention to the Isuzu UTE A-League as our men prepare for the challenge of Sydney!

FULL TIME SYD 3 – 1 NEW A tough fight ends in defeat in our opening match of the A-League Women’s season

89′ The Jets are pushing for their second goal from a set-piece but is dealt with by the Sydney FC defence

86′ A strong challenge from Brewer turns Sydney FC away and keeps us in the game

83′ A shot from Vine doesn’t bother Coelho, as the Jets try to fight their way back into the match

82′ Jets are holding on and pressing forward

76′ Red Card for Tiana Jaber, Jets are down to 10 players.

74′ Jets are pushing hard for another goal, settling in Sydney FC’s half and applying the pressure

70′ A shot from Brodigan hits the crossbar in an agonisingly close chance for the Jets

68′ GOAL SYD 3 – 1 NEW scored by Cortnee Vine

66′ JETS GOAL!!!! SYD 2 – 1 NEW scored by interchange Allan! we’re not done yet!

65′ Substitution Tara Andrews and Lucy Johnson are brought off for Harding and Dovrik

62′ Sydney FC have launched another attacking raid on the Jets with Coelho working overtime to keep us in the game

58′ Goal SYD 2 – 0 NEW Scored by Princess Ibini

52′ Goal SYD 1 – 0 NEW scored by Remy Siemsen

47′ A great save from Coelho denies Cortnee Vine

45′ 2nd half begins!

FIRST HALF PICS: Some of the best shots from the first half that was.

HALF TIME: A great opening half from the Jets with plenty of chances created, but we head to the half-time break at 0-0

44′ A second yellow card is given to Tiana Jaber after a challenge on Ibini

42′ Yellow Card produced for Jets debutant Lucy Johnson after a mistimed challenge

39′ Chipped set piece from the Jets is sent out for a corner from Sydney FC, with the ensuing corner dealt with by their keeper

37′ A sweetly hit shot from Franco from just on the edge of the box is caught by Sydney FC’s keeper.

35′ Great defending from the skipper Cass Davis see’s an almost certain Sydney FC goal prevented

34′ An enticing cross from House almost see’s the Jets open their account, but is turned away for a corner

32′ Substitution: Gordon leaves after sustaining an early injury, with Brodigan coming on to take her place

30′ Gordon is being attended to on the sideline for the Jets, with a substitution likely to be made soon

28′ Shot from distance from Princess Ibini hits side post before being set upon by Jets keeper Coelho

26′ Free kick awarded for the Jets in their box for a foul from a Sydney FC corner

22′ Jets are starting to wrestle back the early momentum built by Sydney FC as a shot from House rises above the crossbar

20′ Tara Andrews has our first shot on target, however it is quickly set upon by the keeper and played away

19′ Jets looking to assert themselves in Sydney FC’s half, with Fenton proving a handful on the left-wing

15′ First corner of the match awarded to Sydney FC, however, is turned away quickly for a Jets goal kick

13′ Set piece from the Sky Blue see’s a cross sail over the crossbar as the Jets look to wrestle backfield possession

9′ Jets fend off some enterprising play from Sydney FC with Remy Siemsen almost turning home the first goal of the game

7′ Jets called off for offside in the attacking third of Sydney FC’s area

4′ Sydney FC’s Courntee Vine has an audacious effort from outside the box that only just sails past the posts

1′ Jets survive an early attacking drive from Sydney FC as the girls look to settle into the arm wrestle

5:05PM: Kick Off!

SATURDAY 4:45PM: It’s a little chilly in Kogarah, but our women are feeling warm.

SATURDAY 4:20PM: Here’s your starting XI for the Jets W-League season opener!

SATURDAY 4:15PM: Here’s how Sydney line up for today’s Liberty A-League match.

Jada Whyman (GK), Ally Green, Natalie Tobin, Charlotte McLean, Jessika Nash, Taylor Ray, Mackenzie Hawkesby, Sara Hunter, Princess Ibini, Remy Siemsen, Cortnee Vine. Subs: Kate Offer, Charlize Rule, Rachel Lowe, Kahli Johnson, Natasha Prior

SATURDAY 4:00PM: We’re here in Kogarah! Kick-off in just over an hour.

SATURDAY 9:00AM: IT’S GAMEDAY X2! Today both our teams head to Kogarah!






FRIDAY 3:00PM: The first Double Header of the season is here! Welcome to our official Match-Day Blog ahead of Saturday’s matches as our Liberty A-League Women feature for their game, and our Isuzu UTE A-League Men attempt their first win. Keep your eyes glued here on Match-Day as we list live scores, blow by blow updates, squad updates and behind the scenes news, photos and videos.