Jets progress to round of 32 with cup win over Perth

Our side has advanced beyond the playoff round and into the Round of 32 in the Australia Cup, after beating Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Thursday night.

It was a cagey and steady opening half to the fixture, our side dominated possession in the opening stages but couldn’t crack the Perth defence, we eventually found an opener through Jordan Elsey, followed by Daniel Penha who doubled our lead before halftime.

Perth showed some fight in the second half, pulling the difference back to one with a goal by Tyler Vecchio midway through the second half, Archie Goodwin put the result beyond doubt with a stoppage-time goal to finish 3-1 victors on the night.

See the full play-by-play review below:


FULL-TIME: We finish at home and advance to the next round of the Australia Cup with a convincing 3-1 victory.

90+2′ GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!! With his first touch Goodwin tucks away a chance to seal the victory for our side! NEW 3 – 1 PER

90+1′ Substitution: Archie Goodwin replaces Daniel Penha

90′ We’re in to 3 minutes of stoppage time with a 2-1 lead.

86′ CHANCE! Some silky dribbling by Yuel in the box gives him the room to shoot, but it takes a deflection and goes just wide.

85′ Chance! Penha delivers a solid ball into the box from a free kick, but the Perth defence heads behind for a corner.

84′ Yellow Card, Lachmann receives a card for a foul on Daniel Penha as we look to play on the break.

82′ Free kick awarded to our side in a dangerous area after Al-Taay is fouled just outside Perth’s 18-yard-box.

81′ Yellow Card, Muir is booked for a foul on Lucas Mauragis

78′ Substitution: Timmins is replaced by Coyne for the visitors.

75′ Yellow Card, Al-Taay is booked for a foul in a lunging attempted tackle.

71′ Substitution: Double change for the Jets, Mauragis and Al-Taay replace Wilson and Silvera.

70′ Goal. Vecchio scores for Perth NEW 2 – 1 PER

69′ Pressure by Hoffman on the Perth defence leads to a Newcastle corner.

60′ SUBSTITUTION: Changes for both sides, Valentino Yuel replaces Kosta Grozos, and a double change for Perth with Niyongabire replacing Edwards, and Vecchio replacing Zamarino

54′ Yellow Card, Grozos is booked for a nasty foul on a Perth player.

52′ Penha drives forward towards the Perth goal and his shot flies above the goal and over the bar.

49′ Yellow Card, Joshua Anasmo goes into the book for a foul on our captain Matthew Jurman

SECOND HALF: We’re back underway and in the box seat for the second 45!


45′ The referee calls time on what has been a superb first-half performance by our Jets!

38′ Save! Weier is up to the task to make the save as Glory record their first shot on target for the evening.

37′ Mikeltadze fires at goal, but slips while shooting and Reddy cleans it up for Perth.

29′ GOOOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Daniel Penha fires home a rocket from outside the box to double our lead! NEW 2 – 0 PER

25′ GOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!! Elsey with a diving header to convert a Jets corner into a goal! NEW 1 – 0 PER

24′ A surging run by Thurgate takes all of Perth’s defensive effort to shut down as he’s tackled just before he can get a shot away.

21′ Our opponents are playing a very solid defensive shape, our side will need to work hard to break them down.

16′ Another corner for our side, Jurman heads it goalward but it’s not troubling the Glory’s keeper.

13′ Perth look to hit us on the counter and find some space behind Elsey but Jurman arrives on the spot to sweep away the trouble.

10′ Chance! Thurgate fires a shot at goal which forces Reddy to tip it over the bar for a corner.

7′ Penha has an attempt from distance, but it sails over the crossbar for a goal kick.

6′ Our side has dominated possession so far, Perth have barely touched the ball with just 11% of possession in the early stages.

3′ Chance! Silvera’s curling effort towards the bottom right corner is tipped behind by Reddy for a corner.

2′ Thurgate takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s saved by Reddy.

KICK-OFF: We’re underway here at McDonald Jones Stadium!

THURSDAY 7:00PM: Cup Ready.

THURSDAY 6:35PM: Our starting line-up is locked in!

THURSDAY 6:35PM: PERTH GLORY LINE UP: 33. Liam Reddy (GK) (C), 36. Joseph Forde, 29. Daryl Lachman, 37. Jacob Muir, 22. Joshua Rawlins, 19. Callum Timmins, 41. Chris Donnell, 43. Adam Zimarino, 26. Giordano Colli, 28. Trent Ostler, 45. Aidan Edwards, SUBS: 12. Cameron Cook (GK), 24. Pacifique Niyongabire, 32. Aidan Coyne, 42. Joshua Anasmo, 47. Tyler Vecchio

THURSDAY 5:30PM: There’s something special about the Cup, will we see some more big moments tonight?

THURSDAY 10:00AM: To get warmed up for tonight’s clash, re-live some of our side’s best moments in the cup here

THURSDAY 9:00AM: It’s gameday! A reminder that entry for tonight’s Australia Cup tie is free!