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A. Goodwin
T. Buhagiar
2 - 2
M. Beevers
T. Ostler
2 - 1
R. Piscopo
B. Mikeltadze
1 - 1
L. Bodnar
K. Jelačić
1 - 0
D. Williams
Penalty Miss

Match Stats

42% 57%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 4
Total Passes 336 479
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FULL TIME: PERTH GLORY 2 NEWCASTLE JETS 2 - A thrilling second half in hot and testing conditions comes to an end at Macedonia Park! Newcastle dragged themselves back into the contest on the back of some Reno Piscopo magic - his classy strike from beyond the area gave Cameron Cook no chance. Perth regained the ascendency in the 79th minute thanks to some Mark Beevers courage in the air but it was cancelled out in the 88th minute when supersub Archie Goodwin popped up at the far post to head home and equalise. An opportunity for Perth to jump inside the top six goes begging and they remain 7th whilst the Jets sit one rung below in 8th place just one point adrift.
90' + 9' Grozos blasts his free kick into the wall and the opportunity for the Jets passes.
90' + 8' Free kick to Newcastle! A last roll of the dice for the visiting Jets with Grozos over the ball and preparing to take the free kick from just outside the penalty area.
90' + 8' On the break, Taggart storms towards goal with just the keeper ahead however Duncan stands his ground to make an important save.
90' + 6' There are pleas for a penalty from the home crowd as Jelacic goes down inside the box however referee Evans is having none of it.
90' + 5' There are plenty of tired bodies out there after 94 gruelling minutes in steamy conditions - has either side got the stamina to grab a late winner?
A. Thurgate
Yellow Card
90' + 2' YELLOW CARD JETS - Angus Thurgate picks up an injury time booking for his sliding challenge on Lachman.
90' Still plenty of time for either side with nine additional minutes to be played in this second half.
T. Buhagiar
88' It was terrific determination from Trent Buhagiar who managed to force the ball to the unmarked Goodwin for the equaliser.
88' GOAL JETS! PERTH GLORY 2 NEWCASTLE JETS 2 - Newcastle have dragged themselves off the canvas and found a late equaliser! A lapse in defence allows Archie Goodwin off the leash and he nods home into the open net to spark celebrations on the visitors' bench.
A. Zimarino
M. Amini
85' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Defending their precious lead, Perth make one last change with Adam Zimarino joining the action in place of skipper Mustafa Amini.
A. Goodwin
J. Sotirio
82' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Needing a late spark, Newcastle look to the bench and it will be Jaushua Sotirio off and Archie Goodwin on.
T. Ostler
79' A pinpoint cross to the top of the six yard box from Trent Ostler set up Beevers for his first goal in Perth Glory colours.
79' GOAL GLORY! PERTH GLORY 2 NEWCASTLE JETS 1 - Macedonia Park erupts as Perth Glory edge ahead with their first goal of the second half! Showing tremendous courage with Jack Duncan approaching, Mark Beevers launches himself into the air to get his head to the ball and it bounces into the open net.
J. McGarry
C. Jenkinson
77' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Carl Jenkinson has been important in defence for Newcastle this evening - he makes way for James McGarry.
75' With the scores locked up at 1-1, the players head to the sideline for the final drinks break of the match.
A. Taggart
D. Williams
70' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The sideline is a hive of activity with more changes coming for the hosts - David Williams is replaced by Adam Taggart.
C. Timmins
M. Al-Taay
70' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Mohamed Al-Taay is given an early mark with Callum Timmins preparing to join the action.
K. Grozos
R. Piscopo
70' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Some fresh legs for Newcastle with Kostandinos Grozos coming on for Reno Piscopo.
J. Dowse
J. Forde
69' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The second of the Perth double change will see Jacob Dowse coming on to replace Joseph Forde.
T. Ostler
A. Burke-Gilroy
63' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - A double change for Perth with Antonee Burke-Gilroy off and Trent Jordan Ostler on.
Z. Duncan
L. Bodnar
63' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Changes coming up for the home side with first half goal scorer Luke Bodnar replaced by Zachary Duncan.
A. Burke-Gilroy
Yellow Card
56' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Referee Shaun Evans does not approve of Antonee Burke-Gilroy's delaying tactics and he produces a yellow card.
T. Buhagiar
D. Stynes
46' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle have swung a change during the break with Daniel Stynes replaced by Trent Buhagiar.
45' SECOND HALF - It will be the Jets kicking off to get us back underway!
HALF TIME: PERTH GLORY 1 NEWCASTLE JETS 0 - Plenty of feeling between these two sides in the opening half at Macedonia Park! The Jets dominated early but were unable to make it count on the scoreboard. David Williams had a chance from the spot to give the hosts a lead in the 29th minute however saw his spot kick saved by Jack Duncan. Perth weren't to be denied however and Luke Bodnar headed home in the 44th minute for his first A-League men's goal. If the first half is any indication, expect plenty of fireworks in the second stanza!
45' + 6' With half time approaching, the Jets have a set piece opportunity via a corner.
45' + 4' A wayward clearance from Duncan opens the door for Amini - he has a couple of cracks but is unable to beat Matthew Jurman.
45' There will be seven minutes of additional time played in this first half.
K. Jelačić
44' It was the curling corner kick from Keegan Jelacic which set up Luke Bodnar at the far post for the opening goal of the match.
44' GOAL GLORY! PERTH GLORY 1 NEWCASTLE JETS 0 - It's Perth Glory who break the deadlock in the shadows of half time! The Jets fail to deal with the corner kick and at the far post it is Luke Bodnar who nods home for his first ever A-League men's game.
43' The good news is that Beka Mikeltadze is back on his feet and looks set to continue.
40' Injury concern for the Jets in back play after Beka Mikeltadze went to ground following contact to the back of his leg.
39' Piscopo overhits the corner which floats over everyone and over the goal line on the far side.
38' Thurgate lifts the ball to the far post however Burke-Gilroy is there to nod the ball over for a corner.
36' Stynes curls his cross to the top of the six yard box however there is no one there for the Jets.
31' A second drinks break - after a slow start, Perth have dragged themselves back into the contest and are starting to create some useful opportunities.
D. Williams
Penalty Miss
29' PENALTY MISS! David Williams steps up to the spot and drives his penalty attempt out to the left however Duncan goes that way too and comes up with a spectacular save.
J. Duncan
Penalty Save
29' PENALTY SAVE! Duncan guesses the right way and launches himself to complete a stunning save which denies the David Williams spot kick.
28' PENALTY! Jelacic is brought down by the dangling leg of Stynes and referee Evans does not hesitate in pointing to the spot.
26' CHANCE! A blistering move down the right by Ryan Williams who whips in the cross however Jelacic is unable to finish.
22' Mustafa Amini looking for his first goal in Glory colours however his effort is straight at Duncan who makes a comfortable save.
20' Newcastle have completed an incredible 103 passes in opposition territory compared to Perth's 11.
19' A short drinks break for both sides - this match is being played in very warm conditions in Perth.
L. Bodnar
Yellow Card
17' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Plenty of feeling in this match early - Luke Bodnar brings down Piscopo resulting in referee Evans reaching for his pocket.
K. Jelačić
Yellow Card
15' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Keegan Jelacic has picked up a booking for his reckless challenge on Stynes.
14' Stynes cuts inside looking to create something just outside the penalty area but he is brought to ground by a nasty looking tackle from Jelacic.
10' CHANCE! Darryl Lachman storms downfield with just the keeper ahead - he cuts inside but lashes his shot wide of the target.
8' The ball hangs in the air in the goal mouth however Beka Mikeltadze is off balance and unable to put his shot away.
7' The stats are confirming Newcastle's early control of general play - the visitors have enjoyed over 85% possession so far.
6' Jelacic wins a free kick for Perth who have seen very little of the ball early in this first half.
3' Newcastle are content to knock the ball around in the middle of the field as they look to control possession early.
2' Conditions are good for this clash at the end of what has been a very warm day in Perth.
1' CHANCE! Almost a dream start for the Glory however Jelacic can only manage to rattle the side of the net with his shot.
1' FIRST HALF - It will be Perth kicking off to get us underway.
Newcastle Jets (4-3-1-2): Duncan (GK); Hoffman, Jurman, Jenkinson, Ingham; Al-Taay, Thurgate, Stynes; Piscopo; Mikeltadze, Sotirio. Subs: Weier (GK), Buhagiar, Dartsmelia, Goodwin, Grozos, McGarry, Timmins.
Perth Glory (4-2-3-1): Cook (GK); Forde, Beevers, Lachman, Elsey; Bodnar, Amini; Ryan Williams, Jelacic, Burke-Gilroy; David Williams. Subs: Clarke (GK), Duncan, Dowse, Ostler, Zimarino, Taggart, Muir.
Welcome to Macedonia Park for an important mid-table clash between the resurgent 7th placed Perth Glory and the 9th placed Newcastle Jets.