Hyundai A-League - 2012/2013 - Season 8

Jets hold on for 'F3 Derby' win
By Robrt Szomolnoki

2012/2013 Hyundai A-League - Round 3
5:00pm, Saturday 20 October, 2012
at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Newcastle Jets FC 2
(Ryan Griffiths 5' pen, Emile Heskey 61')
defeated
Central Coast Mariners FC 1
(Bernie Ibini-Isei 71 ')

The Newcastle Jets have held on for a thrilling 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners in an exciting and at times spiteful F3 derby, in Round 3 in Newcastle.

The game commenced magnificently for the home fans when Michael McGlinchey fouled Emile Heskey in the penalty area and Ryan Griffiths stepped up to convert to the give the home team the lead after just 5 minutes.

It was the visitors who then began to dominate and the Jets defence was tested time after time; a Mile Sterjovski corner found Trent Sainsbury whose header was touched over the cross bar by Mark Birighitti.

Birighitti again saved the Jets as Tomas Rogic on a brilliant run rounded two defenders as he went right through the defence to have a one on one with the keeper but Birightitti saved well.

The Jets finally respond in the 37th minute as Craig Goodwin on a weaving run down the left is able to cross for Heskey, Ryan makes a save and Griffiths can't control the loose ball in front of goal.

The Mariners commence the second half full of running and a Rogic cross has two team mates ready to tap in but Birighitti makes a full length dive to cut out the cross.

On 61 minutes James Virgili goes down the right wing on a mesmerising run in which he passes two defenders along the byline he centers for Heskey who taps in, its 2-0 Jets.

The home team looks comfortable for a win, but this is a derby and the visitors come storming back, from a long throw in McBreen heads on to McGlinchey who finds Ibini in front of goal, he fires home and with still 20 minutes to go we are for a big finish.

Goodwin almost extends the lead when his free kick from the edge of the area hits the cross bar. But its the Mariners with most of the possession as Rogic and Ibini look dangerous.

In the final minute of time added on, Patrick Zwaanswijk heads over Birighitti to level but it is ruled out for off side, and it ends 2-1 Jets



2012/2013 Hyundai A-League - Round 3
5:00pm, Saturday 20 October, 2011
at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Newcastle Jets FC 2
(Ryan Griffiths 5' pen, Emile Heskey 61')
defeated
Central Coast Mariners FC 1
(Bernie Ibini-Isei 71 ')

    Crowd: 15,289

    MATCH STATS:

    Newcastle Jets FC :
    Player listing:
    20. Mark Birighitti (gk), 3. Tiago Calvano, 4. Josh Mitchell, 5. Dominik Ritter, 8. Ruben Zadkovich, 9. Emile Heskey (6. Ben Kantarovski +80'), 14. Taylor Regan (12. Joshua Brillante +70), 15. Craig Goodwin, 16. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 17. James Virgili (22. Adam Taggart +84'), 23. Ryan Griffiths
    Substitutes not used: 1. Ben Kennedy (rgk)

    Coach: Gary van Egmond

    Yellow Cards: Zadkovich, Virgili, Heskey, Mitchell
    Red Cards: Nil

    Central Coast Mariners FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Mathew Ryan (gk), 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zac Anderson +88'), 14. Michael McGlinchey, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery (12. Troy Hearfield +83'), 21. Mile Sterjovski (9. Bernie Ibini +58)
    Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (rgk)

    Coach: Graham Arnold

    Yellow Cards: McGlinchey, Bojic, McBreen
    Red Cards: Nil


    Referee: Ben Williams 7/10
    Assistant referees: Ryan Gallagher, Nick Backo; Fourth official: Adam Gehrig

    BOTN Player Points: I couldn't split!
    3. Craig Goodwin (Jets)
    2. Mark Birighitti (Jets)
    1. Tomas Rogic (CCM)

    Pitch rating: 7/10

    Game rating: tba/10

    Match Report and ratings: By Robert Szomolnoki

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