Talking Points from Jets-Glory draw

It was a frustrating night in Perth as the game finished as a goalless draw despite the multitude of chances we had to take all three points.

The nil-all tie does prove to be our third consecutive clean sheet though and still keep us in touch with the top six and the finals race that is continuing to heat up right across the league.

Here are the major talking points from our draw with the Glory.


It was a night of missed opportunities for our Jets as we failed to convert any of our 21 shots into goals.

After dominating possession with 59%, there were multiple chances to take the lead throughout the game including a golden chance for Beqa Mikeltadze and other half-chances for young guns Lucas Mauragis and Archie Goodwin.

While it may have been a different story for us if we turned our dynamic attack into goals, our Jets will take some form of consolation knowing opportunities are continuing to be created regularly throughout the game.

It’ll be an area of focus for side as they prepare in the next few days for Brisbane Roar on Sunday afternoon.


It’s no secret that our defensive record had struggled in the first half of the season, but in the last three games, our team have been rock-solid.

Our 0-0 draw marked our third straight clean sheet, which equals the club record for consecutive clean sheets.

One of the reasons we were able to keep Perth to nil was down to some fantastic goalkeeping from Jack Duncan, who pulled off a remarkable reflex save, that was then followed up with a goal-line clearance from Mikeltadze – both denying what looked to be a certain goal.

Both Taylor Regan and Jason Hoffman played in the centre of the backline in our modified formation structure and continued our streak of defensive resolve and they’ll be hoping that can continue when we meet the Roar.


Having dropped points to Perth, our next five games are of the upmost important to our finals hopes.

Our next two fixtures are against the teams on the bottom of the table in Brisbane and Perth once again, before we meet Victory, Wanderers and the Mariners – all teams who are locked in the tight finals race.

Based on previous seasons, teams will be aiming towards the 36-37 points mark in order to secure a finals position meaning every point we can muster is crucial.

While we may be missing star attacking midfielder Daniel Penha for at least one of our upcoming games due to suspension, Manager Arthur Papas will be confident he has the players to cover for him as we enter the business end of the season.