Jets concede late winner at home to Victory

The game was in the balance until the final kick of the game, but our Jets were pipped at the post by a heartbreaking late goal to go down 2-1.

It was a cagey first half which saw an early goal to Melbourne through D’Agostino, though that was the only real chance of note.

The second half was a total reversal of the first, with huge chances coming the home side’s way before the eventual equaliser by Savvas Siatravanis.

It wasn’t to be for our Jets as Victory stole the three points with a late winner, our focus now turns to Western Sydney on Wednesday night.

See the full play-by-play recap below:


90+4′ Goal, Melbourne Victory score through Margiotta.

90′ We’re in to stoppage time here, and the assistant has added 4 minutes to the clock!

88′ Substitution for Victory, Rojas is replaced by Brooks.

84′ SUBSTITUTION: Another double change for our side, Goodwin replaces the goalscorer Siatravanis and Murnane replaces Hoffman.

83′ Free kick on the edge of the area for a foul on Daniel Penha.

82′ A big chance for Victory who hit the post with their shot before Elsey clears.

81′ Another double change for Victory, Margiotta replaces D’Agostino and Broxham replaces Vidal.

80′ It looks like a nervy final ten minutes as neither side will want to leave tonight without the three points.

78′ SUBSTITUTION: Wilson and Grozos are replaced by O’Doherty and Arques in a double change for our side.

74′ Double substitution for Victory, Hamill replaces Spiranovic and Folami is replaced by Velupillay

73′ It’s been a far more open second half than first, chances going both ways in what has been an entertaining half so far.

70′ SUBSTITUTION: Yuel takes the place of Olivier Boumal, who has been solid on his return from injury.

68′ Jason Hoffman takes a shot at goal but catches a bit too much of it as it sails over the bar for a goal kick.

67′ CHANCE! We look to play on the break again but Siatravanis’ pass is just too long for Penha.

65′ GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Siatravanis tucks it past Kelava as we catch Victory out on the break! Jets 1 – Victory 1!

62′ CHANCE! A cheeky attempt by Penha who looks to catch Kelava out with a corner and he tips it over the bar for another Jets corner.

61′ Massive claims for a penalty here after some contact in the box on Mikeltadze.

59′ Corner for Victory after some desperate defending by Hoffman.

57′ Yellow Card: Folami is shown the yellow after bringing Penha down on the counter attack. Free-kick to the Jets.

56′ Chance for Victory as Rojas fires goalward but puts it wide for goal kick.

55′ Foul by Davidson on Dane Ingham, Penha looks to catch Kelava out with his free-kick but the Melbourn keeper is on to his attempt.

49′ It’s been a very open beginning to this second half with plenty of chances going both ways.

48′ Great defending there by Elsey who clears D’Agostino’s shot off the line.

46′ CHANCE! A chance goes begging as Mikeltadze cuts it back and we hit the crossbar on the followup TWICE. Desperately unlucky not to equalise there.

SECOND HALF: We’re back underway at McDonald Jones Stadium with a big second half coming up!


HALF-TIME: We’ve got work to do and a big 45 minutes coming up!

45′ A slight delay to the corner as Mikeltadze receives some treatment for an earlier head knock.

44′ We’re just starting to build some pressure here with another corner as we look to finish the half strong.

43′ Corner for our side, Mikeltadze’s free kick deflects off the wall.

42′ Foul on the edge of the box for Newcastle.

41′ Our side looks to counter with some fancy feet by Penha but nothing comes of it.

40′ Yellow Card: Jordan Elsey is shown the yellow for a foul on the halfway line.

37′ First corner of the game goes Victory’s way as Hoffman blocks a cross

35′ Our side appeals for a penalty for a foul on Siatravanis but the flag goes up for offside.

34′ Boumal looks to push up field and wins a throw in the attacking half.

28′ Sublime touch by Penha on the break but out counter is snuffed out before it can get started.

24′ Melbourne have a chance through Rojas who shoots from outside the box but puts it wide.

22′ Chance! We win a free kick in an attacking position, after a few rebounds it lands at the foot of Grozos who shoots, but it sails over the bar for a goal kick.

21′ Melbourne look to build pressure on our side but it’s relieved by a foul on Siatravanis.

19′ Our side is enjoying the bulk of possession so far with 52% to Melbourne’s 48%.

14′ It’s been a cagey start to this one, besides the goal neither side has created too many chances of note.

9′ We’re looking lively with the ball but can’t quite break Victory down.

5′ Goal, D’Agostino scores early for Victory. Jets 0 – Victory 1.

2′ Chance! Wilson strikes a knock-down goalward but it goes wide for a goal kick.

1′ Siatravanis wins a free kick in a good position after badgering the Melbourne defence.

KICK-OFF: We’re underway at home! Huge 90 minutes ahead!

SATURDAY 7:05PM: The Easter Bunny has hopped in to pay Jets fans a visit!

SATURDAY 7:00PM: Less than an hour til’ kickoff! The boys will be warming up shortly.

SATURDAY 6:45PM: Here is our starting XI for this evening!

SATURDAY 6:45PM: Here’s how the visitors will line up: 20. Kelava (GK), 2. Geria, 3. Davidson, 4. Vidal, 5. Spiranovic, 7. Ikonomidis, 8. Brillante (c), 11. Folami, 18. D’Agostino, 21. Miranda, 23. Rojas. Subs: 6. Broxham, 9. Margiotta, 13. Kirdar, 17. Hamill, 24. Velupillay, 26. Brooks, 30. Bulic (GK)

SATURDAY 5:30PM: The Easter Bunny has paid McDonald Jones Stadium a visit, see if you can find a chocolate bunny around the ground to secure yourself a tasty treat as well as secure your tickets to next weeks F3 Derby!

SATURDAY 5:00PM: We’re here and ready to take on Victory at home!