REVIEW: Perth Glory 2, Newcastle Jets 0


Newcastle Jets’ long run without a win in Western Australia extended on Monday evening with Scott Miller’s side suffering a 2-0 defeat to Kenny Lowe’s Perth Glory at nib Stadium.

Goals to Andy Keogh and Gyorgy Sandor in the 37th and 46th minutes respectively proved to be enough for the purple-whites on their home patch.

Newcastle had central defender Daniel Mullen sent off for a second bookable offence after an hour of play, leaving the Jets to chase the game with ten men.

Miller’s side prodded and probed in the second stanza, but couldn’t quite force the ball beyond Perth goalkeeper Ante Covic and into the Glory’s goal.

Milos Trifunovic fired wide after a great counter-attack involving Morten Nordstrand and Enver Alivodic two minutes after Mullen’s dismissal.

Late in the fixture Nordstrand and Alex Grant tangled in the box with referee Chris Beath firstly awarding a penalty. However, Beath reversed his decision after consultation with his assistant referee, leaving the Jets devoid of the chance to reduce the arrears and to perhaps push for a late match leveler.


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In the first half – which Newcastle dominated for significant periods – Leonardo and Nordstrand each played sublime forward passes to Trifunovic, however the Serbian striker’s efforts were blocked by desperate defending from Glory’s Alex Grant.

Keogh netted seven minutes before the break when he headed a precise Aryn Williams cross into the back of the net from just beyond the six-yard box.

Hungarian midfielder Sandor slid a low strike beyond Jets custodian Mark Birighitti less than a minute after the restart after he received a pass from Glory’s special Spaniard Diego Castro, doubling Perth’s advantage.

Newcastle Jets will play their next match at Hunter Stadium against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.

15 points remain on offer in the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 regular season for each club. Newcastle currently sits outside the competition’s top six by five points.

Perth Glory 2 (Keogh 37’, Sandor 46’)
Newcastle Jets 0
nib Stadium, Perth
Referee: Chris Beath

Newcastle Jets: 1. Mark Birighitti (Gk), 2. Daniel Mullen, 3. Jason Hoffman, 4. Nigel Boogaard (C), 7. Enver Alivodic, 8. Mateo Poljak, 9. Milos Trifunovic (5. Ben Kantarovski 62’), 10. Leonardo (28. Ryan Kitto 67’), 16. Steven Ugarkovic, 19. Morten Nordstrand, 24. Nicholas Cowburn
Substitutes not used: 6. Cameron Watson, 20. Ben Kennedy (Gk), 22. Lachlan Jackson
Yellow cards: Hoffman, Mullen (x2), Nordstrand, Boogaard
Red cards: Mullen

Perth Glory: 1. Ante Covic (Gk), 2. Alex Grant, 4. Shane Lowry, 7. Gyorgy Sandor, 9. Andy Keogh, 10. Nebojsa Marinkovic (11. Richard Garcia 72’), 14. Chris Harold (21. Kosta Petratos 78’), 17. Diego Castro, 19. Joshua Risdon (C), 23. Krisztian Vadocz, 29. Aryn Williams (6. Dino Djulbic 46’)
Substitutes not used: 12. Jerrad Tyson (Gk), 18. Mitchell Oxborrow
Yellow cards: Lowry
Red cards: Nil