Jets bounce back for massive win at home

Our side returned home to McDonald Jones Stadium in style as they recorded a stunning 6-1 victory over Perth.

The first half was electrifying as saw Beka Mikeltadze fired home twice, as well as a goal to Daniel Penha to give us a 3-0 lead at the split.

We continued our dominant display in the second half despite Perth scoring a consolation. Mikeltadze completed his hat-trick, as well a second goal for Daniel Penha and a goal to Valentino Yuel to seal a massive 6-1 victory at home.

Our side will look to back up tonight’s performance as we take on Melbourne Victory at home next Saturday night.

See the full play-by-play recap below:


FULL-TIME: A fabulous win at home! We simply dominated Perth tonight and the scoreboard shows it!

90′ We’re now in to stoppage time, the fourth official has indicated there will be two added minutes.

87′ We’re still full of energy in the closing stages and looking to finish strong.

82′ SUBSTITUTION: Blake Archbold takes the field to replace Dane Ingham.

80′ GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!! Perth caught napping! Yuel lashes it home to make it 6-1!!!

78′ SUBSTITUTION: After collecting his third, Beka Mikeltadze makes way for Archie Goodwin. Jurman is also replaced by Warland.

76′ GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!! The Georgian goal machine steps up, sends Reddy the wrong way and collects his third! Newcastle 5 – Perth 1

75′ PENALTY! Ingham looks to beat his man and draws a foul in the 18-yard box.

72′ Chance! Mikeltadze has a hit from the edge of the 18-yard-box but its straight at the keeper.

68′ Goal, 4-1 Perth find the net through Ciaran Bramwell and they have one back on us.

67′ Chance! Grozos delivers a fantastic ball into the box for Mikeltadze who just hits wide and can’t find the finish.

64′ Corner, Siatravanis makes another solid and finds Murnane, who’s cross deflects behind for a corner.

59′ SUBSTITUTION: Double change for the Jets, Daniel Penha earns himself an early rest and is replaced by Grozos, meanwhile Hoffman makes way for Dylan Murnane.

58′ Chance! Siatravanis makes a searching run and finds Valentino Yuel who can’t find the finish.

55′ Perth are trying to work the ball into our end, but we’re remaining solid and preventing any real chances.

51′ Yellow card shown to Angus Thurgate after a collision with Trent Ostler.

49′ GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL! 4-0! Angus Thurgate’s strike is saved but not dealt with and Penha lashes home for a brace of his own on the followup!

46′ We’re back underway at home, we’ll look to build on a comfortable 3-0 lead. Big 45 minutes coming up!


41′ Yellow card shown to Matt Jurman.

36′ GOOOAALLLLLLL!!!!!! Mikeltadze at the double!! Ingham delivers a cross into the box and Beka fires home to make it 3-0!

30′ GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!! 2-0 Newcastle!! A loose pass finds Mikeltadze in open space, the flag stays down and his shot just beats Liam Reddy to extend our lead!

27′ Chance! Siatravanis looks to cut it back again but Glory get a body in the way. We look to tuck it away on the followup but can’t get a clean connection.

21′ GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Penha tucks away a cutback by Valentino Yuel and we have the lead!

18′ Perth have dominated possession in the opening stages but are yet to have a shot on goal.

14′ The VAR examines the incident for a possible red card but the referee waves it away.

12′ Yellow card for debutant Jayden Gorman after a nasty challenge on Daniel Penha

9′ Chance! Mikeltadze looks to flick on a low cross but it deflects behind for a corner.

6′ An incisive pass by Penha creates a half chance, and a deflection wins us a corner.

5′ Lots of ball in midfield to begin this one as both sides look to find their footing in the match.

1′ Foul by Perth just outside the 18-yard box. We’ll get a chance to deliver an attacking set piece.

KICK-OFF: Here we go! It’s all underway here in Newcastle!

SUNDAY 3:30PM: The boys are out for the warmup, not long til’ kickoff!

SUNDAY 3:00PM: Our team is locked in for this afternoon and Yuel makes his way to the starting line-up!

SUNDAY 3:00PM: Here’s how Perth will take to the field: 33. Reddy (GK)(c), 21. Burke-Gilroy, 22. Rawlins, 29. Lachman, 14. Clisby, 23. Oxborrow, 18. Stynes, 88. Gorman, 28. Ostler, 24. Niyongabire, 26. Colli. Bench: 6. Malik, 19. Timmins, 32. Coyne, 36. Forde, 38. Bramwell, 47. Vecchio, 12. Cook (GK)

SUNDAY 2:30PM: The team has also arrived!

SUNDAY 2:00PM: We have arrived to McDonald Jones Stadium and the weather is perrrrrfect

SUNDAY 9:30AM: THE FINAL WORD – We hear from the Boss about the return of Penha

SUNDAY 9:30AM: MATCH PREVIEW – Everything you need to know ahead of this afternoon’s game

SUNDAY 9:30AM: It’s Gameday! And we’re at home! GET EXCITED!