Jets and Western United share spoils in hard-fought contest

It was a cagey encounter between our side and our high-flying opponents Western United that ended in a 1-1 draw in our final home game for the 2021/22 season.

Our side dominated the opening minutes of the encounter before Western United took the lead against the run of play midway through the half and had us trailing 1-0 at the break.

We came out firing in the 2nd half and found the equaliser through stand-in captain Jordan Elsey, who nodded home a corner in the 52nd minute to level the scores.

Our side pushed for a late winner and came close on several occasions but couldn’t find the finishing touch to secure victory.

Our focus turns to the F3 Derby on Saturday for our final game of the season.

See below for the full rundown of tonight’s game.


90+3′ Yellow Card, Lacroix goes into the book for a messy challenge on Weier.

90+1′ Silvera receives some medical attention before play gets back underway, however it won’t take from the added time.

90′ We’re in to 5 minutes of stoppage time as we look to spoil Western United’s trip.

88′ Free kick for our side just inside the opposition half as we push for a late winner.

85′ Substitution, Pierias is replaced by Wenzel-Halls for Western United

79′ Substitution, Riley Warland is forced from the field with an injury, and he’s replaced by Dylan Murnane.

75′ Yellow Card, Neil Kilkenny is shown a yellow card for dissent.

74′ CHANCE! Another change gone begging for our side as Silvera is denied by the post this time.

72′ Substitution, Double change for our side, Mauragis is replaced by Thurgate and Arques by Grozos.

69′ Substitution, Bayew is replaced by Pierias for the away side.

67′ CHANCE! A driven shot by Mauragis has Jamie Young scrambling to make the save, and he just does enough to keep the scores level.

61′ CHANCE! Mikeltadze lashes a shot at goal and has the keeper at all odds to make the save, he’s denied only by the frame of the goal.

60′ Yellow Card, Brandon Wilson goes in to the book.

54′ Chance, Mikeltadze latches onto a lobbed through ball and looks to squeeze it in at the near post, but Young is up to the task and makes the save.

51′ GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Jordan Elsey levels the scores with a thumping header off a corner, and the Emu celebration returns once again! NEW 1 – WUN 1

46′ Yellow Card, Jordan Elsey goes into the book after a high-footed aerial challenge.

2ND HALF: Back underway at home for the final time this season! A couple of changes for our side as Wilson replaces O’Doherty and Ingham replaces Hoffman for the second half.


45+3′ The referee blows his whistle for half-time, and we’ve got work to do in the second 45.

45+2′ Hoffman has a shot on goal blocked and there are appeals for handball, but the referee dismisses them.

44′ SAVE! Another brilliant save by Weier! Two clutch saves in two minutes to keep Western United at bay!

43′ Save, Huge save by Weier who tips a shot over the bar to keep the score at 1-0.

39′ Our side is let off the hook after some poor passing leads to a shot by Wales which sails over the bar.

36′ CHANCE! An audacious effort by Silvera from near the halfway line is just saved by Jamie Young, who has worn an injury for his troubles.

31′ A strong run by Yuel down the right flank wins our side a corner.

26′ Goal. Bayew scores for the away side. NEW 0 – WUN 1

21′ Possession is beginning to even out, but our side still has had most of the ball with 59% so far.

18′ Our side has a chance to counter off of a corner, but Regan’s pass is just too much for Yuel.

16′ Save, Kilkenny fires a shot at goal but its safely collected by Weier.

15′ Western United have a shot on goal blocked by Arques who gets a crucial touch and sends it behind for a corner.

9′ We’ve had 68% of possession so far, but its been a slow start for both sides with neither really creating a big opportunity so far.

7′ CHANCE! A rare shot on goal for Taylor Regan as he fires goalward but it’s straight at the keeper.

6′ Corner, Hoffman’s cross is blocked and we get an opportunity for a set piece

5′ Save, Weier comes off his line to collect a cross and stop the Western United attack

3′ We have a free kick in the opposition half after a foul on Mario Arques

1′ Corner for the visitors as Warland snuffs out a potential attack

KICK-OFF: We’re underway at home for the final time this season!

WEDNESDAY 6:30PM: The boys are warm and ready.

WEDNESDAY 6:05PM: Our side is locked in for the final home game of the season!

WEDNESDAY 6:05PM: Here’s how our visitors will line up: 1. Young (GK), 17. Garrucio, 44. Topor-Stanley (c), 4. Lacroix, 6. Imai, 16. Khrin, 88. Kilkenny, 11. Pain, 8. Wales, 31. Bayew, 99. Prijovic, SUBS: 37. Scott (GK), 33. Collins, 26. Milanovic, 27. Skotadis, 5. Pieras, 9. Wenzel-Halls, 38. Botic.

WEDNESDAY 5:30PM: It’s a beautiful night to send off our home fans!

WEDNESDAY 5:00PM: We’re here and ready to rock!