Hyundai A-League - 2010/2011 - Season 6

Last minute drama at EnergyAustralia Stadium
By Robert Szomolnocki

2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 16
7pm, Wednesday 24 November, 2010
at EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle

Newcastle United Jets FC 1
(Saso Petrovski 90'+2)
drew with
Central Coast Mariners FC 1
(Matt Simon 49')


(Photo linked from FFA site)


Saso Petrovski came off the bench and with almost the last kick of the game denied his former club three points in a dramatic finish to the local derby.

It starts brightly for the visitors Bozanic threads a pass through for Simon who hits a shot from an acute angle but Kennedy saves.

The home team should of taken the lead on 9 minutes Jesic beautifully keeps possession in the middle of the park looks up, finds Jeffers who has only Ryan to beat, Jeffers can only hit a soft shot wide of the far upright.

Elrich wins the ball in the middle of the park he back heels for Jeffers who has 3 defenders around him, Jeffers still manages a shot which dips over the cross bar.

Rose is looking good whenever he has possession he plays a one two with Amini and is through on goal he blasts one at the near post but Kennedy saves

On the half hour Jeffers is off with a groin injury replaced by Haliti, a McGlinchey free kick finds Bozanic who rounds two defenders in a crowded penalty area but has his point blank shot saved by Kennedy

The last first half action has a Wehrman corner headed goal bound by Milicevic, Rose sticks a leg out to save, the ball ends up with Abbas who curls one into the far top corner but Ryan makes a great diving save.

Its 0-0 at half time

The second half has Elrich going on a long run he finds Wehrman who skips past a defender and hits one but its wide of the upright.

On 49 minutes a Bozanic cross finds Amini who passes to Simon who is unmarked he hits a low one across Kennedy to score, 1-0 CCM.

On the hour The Jets look dangerous as they pass the ball around the penalty area the move ends with Elrich firing just wide.

Rose makes a 60 metre run with blinding pace from his own half he delivers a cross but Kennedy saves

On 76 minutes the Jets miss a golden chance as Elrich crosses, the ball falls to Wehrman who has not one but two chances to score from point blank range as Ryan makes a double save.

The Mainers miss a golden chance to wrap the game up a Sainsbury cross has Bozanic in front of goal and failing to connect and then Kwasnik also failing to touch the ball in.

The final minutes has the home team pressing a Wehrman free kick has Topor-Stanley getting in a header in but its wide, Haliti with one minute to go, races at the defence threads a pass for Wehrman but his near post shot is saved by Ryan.

Then finally a Topor-Stanley throw in has Kantarovski flicking on for Petrovski to poke home its 1-1

The final seconds has enough time for the Mariners to win it, Lewis is found from a long pass but Kennedy saves and its a draw



2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 16
7pm, Wednesday 24 November, 2010
at EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle


Newcastle United Jets FC 1
(Saso Petrovski 90'+2)

drew with
Central Coast Mariners FC 1
(Matt Simon 49')

    Crowd: 7,730

    MATCH STATS:

    Newcastle Jets FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 3. Adam D’APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC (12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE 46’), 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 7. Kasey WEHRMAN, 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABBAS (13. Sasho PETROVSKI 70’), 24. Francis JEFFERS (14. Labinot HALITI 30’)

    Substitutes not used: 40. Matthew NASH (rgk)

    Coach: Branko Culina

    Yellow Cards: Jobe Wheelhouse 53’, Saso Petrovski 74'
    Red Cards: Nil

    Central Coast Mariners FC :
    Player listing:
    20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 2. Daniel McBREEN (23. Adam KWASNIK 62’), 3. Joshua ROSE, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 11. Oliver BOZANIC (17. Chris DOIG 90+1’), 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 22. Mustafa AMINI (12. Matthew LEWIS 87’)

    Substitutes not used: 30. Paul HENDERSON (rgk)

    Coach: Graham Arnold

    Yellow Cards: Nil
    Red Cards: Nil


    Referee: Matthew Breeze 7/10
    Assistant referees: Scott Edeling, Ryan Gallagher; Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

    BOTN Player Points:
    3. Kasey Wehrman (NUJ)
    2. Ben Kantarovski (NUJ)
    1. Joshua Rose (CCM)

    Pitch rating: 6/10

    Game rating: 7/10

    Match Report and ratings: by Robert Szomolnoki


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