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Jets' super-sub Champness with late winner in Brisbane 

Newcastle Jets substitute Joey Champness hit a late winner as Ernie Merrick's high-flyers defeated Brisbane Roar FC 1-0 at Suncorp on Saturday. 

Both keepers were in fine form throughout an entertaining clash in humid conditions, but it was the former Roar youth team striker who broke Brisbane hearts with a lovely finish after 79 minutes.  

Relive the game in the MATCH CENTRE


  • GOOD TEMPO Both sides making a bright start in humid conditions 
  • YOUNG SAVES The Roar keeper at his best to keep out the Jets (SEE HERE
  • DUNCAN SAVES Roar rip Jets apart but Jack Duncan with a lovely stop seconds before the break 
  • HALF TIME 0-0 Top entertainment with chances at both ends. Keepers Duncan and Young starring. 
  • McGREE MAGIC Riley McGree curls a lovely shot tipped over by Young (SEE HERE)
  • MACCA MISS Maccarone fails to finish off a good move in the box. Still 0-0. 
  • SLIPPERY FISH IS BACK! Henrique comes off the bench to a huge roar from Roar fans. 70 mins. 
  • ROAR AND JETS FLUFF IT! Champness can't pick the final pass as he burst into the Roar box, then Henrique is played through into the box but his ball across to Maccarone is cut out. 
  • YOUNG AGAIN! Young's superb palm away from Petratos' set piece. 
  • GOAL JETS!!! Champness, Brisbane raised, finishes superbly. Subdued celebration. 0-1 after 79 mins (SEE HERE)
  • YOUNG SAVES AGAIN He's done it again! Keeping out Jets with another save in stoppage time. 
      Roy and Roar



      Champness Jets 0-1, 79'

      Ugarkovic with the brilliant set up, winning the ball in the front third, his slide-rule ball for Champness to finish superbly with a  low shot past the excellent Jamie Young. 


    Hyundai A-League 2017/18
    # Club P W D L PTS
    Sydney FC 24 17 4 3 55
    Newcastle Jets 24 14 5 5 47
    Melbourne City FC 24 11 4 9 37
    Melbourne Victory 23 10 5 8 35
    Adelaide United 24 9 6 9 33
    Western Sydney Wanderers FC 24 7 9 8 30
    Brisbane Roar FC 23 8 4 11 28
    Perth Glory 23 8 2 13 26
    Central Coast Mariners 24 4 8 12 20
    Wellington Phoenix 23 4 5 14 17