Late goal sinks Jets fightback in F3 Derby

Our side showed plenty of fight in the second half to turn this iteration of the F3 derby into a gripping contest, but a late goal by the visitors put the defeat beyond doubt for our Jets as we attempted to comeback from three goals down.

It was a back-and-forth first half between the two sides, with our Jets enjoying the majority of the possession, however, two quick counter-attacks and a penalty had the visitors in the box seat at the break.

Our team came out of the sheds full of energy in the second half and had the score at 3-2 less than 10 minutes into the second half. It looked like we had finally found an equaliser late in the half, but was disallowed by VAR, before our opponents found a late goal to put the result beyond doubt.

We will now head to the inner-west of Sydney next Sunday, as we take on Macarthur FC.

Read the full play-by-play breakdown below:


90+5′ It’s all over here after a firey finish to this one, we fought hard in the second half but couldn’t come away with the win.

90+5′ Red Card. Penha is sent from the field as tempers flare to finish this one.

90′ Goal for Kuol. NEW 2 – CCM 4.

87′ Substitution, Cummings is replaced by Kuol for the Mariners.

83′ Siatravanis heads home a chance for the Jets but its ruled out after a push by Archie Goodwin is found on consultation with the VAR.

79′ Substitution, double change for our side, Regan and Thurgate are replaced by Siatravanis and Silvera.

77′ Brilliant tackle by Warland! He stops a certain shot on target as he slides in on Cummings!

71′ Substitution, both sides making a change, Archie Goodwin replaces Grozos for our side and Moresche is replaced by Urena.

70′ SAVE! Duncan smothers another chance, this time against Moresche.

69′ Chance! Penha hits a left-foot strike towards goal but its saved by Birighitti.

68′ Yellow Card, Miller goes into the book for a challenge on Mauragis.

65′ Substitution, Mohamed Al-Taay joins the action in place of Brandon Wilson.

62′ SAVE! Hatch takes on Duncan who does extremely well to prevent the goal and keep the scores at 3-2.

60′ Substitution, a triple change for the visitors, Nisbet, Roux and Muller are replaced by Steele, Hatch and Miller.

57′ Chance! Birighitti spills a cross but is able to clean up his scraps.

56′ Both sides are moving it about with intent as the high intensity from the opening 20 minutes returns.

54′ Yellow Card. Jordan Elsey is shown a card for a lunging tackle that missed the ball.

49′ OWN GOAL! Farrell turns it in to his own net and this game completely changes! NEW 2 – CCM 3.

46′ GOAL! Hoffman sends a cross in and Mauragis converts the chance to give our side a lifeline! NEW 1 – CCM 3

45′ We’re back underway for the 2nd half! One change at the break with Warland replacing Matthew Jurman.


45′ A tough first half concludes and we’ve got plenty of work to do in the second half.

43′ A bit of a quiet spot in the match as both sides search for chances approaching halftime.

33′ Goal. Cummings converts the penalty. NEW 0 – CCM 3

32′ Penalty for the Mariners after a foul by Jurman

29′ Goal, Cummings makes it two for the visitors. NEW 0 – CCM 2

25′ Mikeltadze fires a shot on target but its saved by Birighitti.

23′ Grozos is flagged for offside as we look to attack the Mariners end.

22′ Yellow Card. Jurman goes into the book for a challenge in the Mariners half.

18′ Goal, Moresche scores for the Mariners. NEW 0 – CCM 1

15′ Penha takes a shot from the 18-yard box but slips as he takes the shot.

12′ The Mariners look to come at us through Cummings but Regan steps in and snuffs out the danger.

9′ Chance! Thurgate shoots from outside the box and Birighitti is forced into making a big save.

8′ Chance for the Mariners as Nkololo has a shot from the edge of the box but it sails over the bar for a goal kick.

6′ Chance! Mauragis whips a ball into the box and Thurgate heads goalward but it’s saved by the Birrighitti.

4′ Corner. Mauragis presses Nkololo into conceding the first corner of the evening.

3′ We’ve looked to dominate possession early in what has been a frantic start.

KICK-OFF: We’re underway here at McDonald Jones Stadium, lets swing the derby record in our favour!

SATURDAY 7:45PM: The last post is played as a tribute to those who stood before us.

SATURDAY 7:00PM: Only 45 minutes til’ kickoff! Our boys will be out for warmup shortly!

SATURDAY 6:45PM: Our starting XI for the derby is locked in!

SATURDAY 6:45 PM: Here’s how the Mariners will line up tonight: 1. Birighitti (GK) (C), 18. Farrell, 14. Rowles, 23. Hall, 15. Roux, 11. Nkololo, 16. Balard, 4. Nisbet, 27. Muller, 10. Rodrigues, 9. Cummings Subs: 3. Miller, 7. Goddard, 12. Urena, 25. Hatch, 34. Steele, 36. Kuol, 24. Sozer (GK)

SATURDAY 5:00 PM: Here and ready for a battle!

SATURDAY 12:00PM: A reminder that we will today hold a pre-match ceremony to commemorate servicemen and women past and present as part of our ANZAC Day ceremony.

SATURDAY 9:30AM: MATCH PREVIEW|Everything you need to know ahead of our crucial clash with our noisy neighbours!

SATURDAY 9:00AM: It’s gameday!!!! Our Jets do battle with our ultimate rivals the Mariners! Secure your tickets here.