Jets go down at home despite late fight back

After a scoreless first half, the Newcastle Jets went down to the Central Coast Mariners 2-1, despite a late flurry almost seeing the scores level at MacDonald Jones Stadium.

Goals in quick sucession from the visitors just after the break ended up proving the difference despite a late fight back led by Valentino Yuel’s goal late in the second half.

The Jets will now turn their attention to the Western Sydney Wanderers away, next Sunday.

Scroll below to see all the major moments from the match and a play-by-play review.

SUNDAY 7:10PM: HIGHLIGHTS – Re-watch all the important moments

SUNDAY 6:50PM: GALLERY – All the best shots from today’s clash

FULL TIME : We go down in the season opener at home

90 +1′ Jordan Elsey has his chance just swing wide of the goals from a Jets set-piece

90′ The clock is ticking down, as Duncan makes consecutive saves to keep the Jets in the game

88′ Jets continuing to knock on the door, with O’Doherty showing fantastic tenacity to keep the ball and play and almost drawing a penalty

86′ CROWD ATTENDANCE 6,424 – a fantastic showing for less than desirable weather conditions

84′ Jets continuing to push hard for an equaliser, with corners in quick succession turned away by the Mariners

81′ SUBSTITUTION: Dane Igham comes off for Eli Babalj – his A-League debut for the Jets

79′ The Jets are pressing hard for an equaliser with Beka latching onto a cross that hits the paintwork and cleared by the Mariners

77′ GOAL!!!!! NEW 1-2 CCM The Jets have their first for the season thanks to a header from Valentino Yuel and this one isn’t over just yet!

73′ Chance for the Jets turned away from the keeper as we continue to press for our first goal of the new season

69′ Keeper Jack Duncan is quick off his line to shut down an attacking opportunity from the Mariners.

68′ Conditions continue to worsen here at MacDonald Jones Stadium, as the Jets work hard to overturn a 2 goal deficit

63′ SUBSTITUTIONS: Grozos, Siatravanis and Boumal are replaced by O’Doherty, Yuel and Silvera

62′ Free kick awarded to the Jets in dangerous territory as the side look to do it the hard way

59′ Jets are trying to wrestle back momentum, a mistimed challenge from the Mariners sees the Jets awarded a free-kick

56′ NEW 0-2 CCM goal for the Mariners scored by Farell

55′ Mariners attacking raid ends with their shot being deflected away for a corner.

50′ NEW 0-1 CCM goal for the Mariners scored by Nisbet

48′ A strong challenge from the Mariners sees Farell booked

HALF TIME: All square in the derby so far

45′ Major chance for the Beka, with his shot just rising above the crossbar as we approach half-time

42′ Dangerous cross from Beka forces a save from the Mariners keeper for a Jets corner.

39′ Free kick from the Mariners turned away by the Jets, with the shot being blasted over the crossbar

32′ Yellow card for Daniel Penha

28′ Savvas with a shot on goal after another quick counterattack, pounced upon by the Mariners keeper

27′ First shot on target from Daniel Penha after quick thinking from keeper Jack Duncan saw defence quickly turn into attack

24′ Jets launch an attacking raid as they look to camp themselves down in the Mariners end of the field

17′ A major chance forces a save from the Mariners keeper after an incisive pass from Daniel Penha

15′ SUBSTITUTION: Jason Hoffman is subbed off for Riley Warland after an earlier collision

11′ Stoppage in play for Hoffman after a strong challenge, he remains on the field however

10′ Foul called for the Mariners on the edge of their box after another dangerous run from Boumal

5′ First chance for the Jets, with a dangerous cross from Boumal

4′ Chance for the Mariners, but Duncan is awarded the foul

2′ Free kick given to the Jets in a fast pace opening to the match

KICK OFF: We are underway at McDonald Jones Stadium!

Sunday 3:20pm: The starting XI for both teams are in!

Central Coast Mariners lineup:
1. Birighitti, 4. Nisbet, 7. Goddard, 8. Bozanic (C), 11. Nkololo, 12. Urena, 14. Rowles, 15. Rous, 16. Balard, 18. Farrell, 21. Tongyik SUBSTITUTES: 24. Sozer, 3. Miller, 10. Moresche, 17. Tsekenis, 23. Hall, 25. Hatch, 34. Steele

Sunday 2:15pm: Two of our international players ready to make their mark at home!

Sunday 2:00pm: Kickoff just around the corner
Rainy conditions but the F3 derby is sure to heat things up!

SATURDAY 3:00pm: Manager Arthur Papas previews the F3 Derby



SATURDAY 9:00am: MATCH PREVIEW – Everything you need to know for tonight’s clash.

FRIDAY 3:00pm: The season has arrived, and so is the first Derby of 2021/22! Welcome to our official Match-Day Blog ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Round One match with the Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium. 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.