Dazzling Newcastle Jets thrash Wanderers as finals football looms for Merrick's men

A slick Newcastle Jets have blown away Western Sydney Wanderers with a brilliant and emphatic display to confirm they are the real deal after a 4-0 win. 

The Jets were outstanding throughout, playing with pace, enthusiasm and skill while converting their chances clinically. 

Wanderers simply had no answer to the Jets' non-stop, incisive and attacking football at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night. 

STORY OF THE GAME

  • JETS IN CONTROL: The home side pressed incessantly to dominate WSW in the opening 10 mins. They also had an offside goal. 
  • GOAL: A deserved opener on 11 mins to Johnny Koutroumbis of Jets. 1-0
  • POST HIT: Jets' Ugarkovic hits the post with a long-distance strike on 28 mins. 
  • JETS CHANCES: Vujica bursting into the box hits his low shot at the keeper. Champness picking up a loose clearance but can't hurt WSW.
  • HALF-TIME: 1-0 The Jets were irresistible: great work rate, enthusiasm and always willing to play forward. It should've been more than 1-0. 
  • GOAL! Jason Hoffman makes it 2-0 to the hosts just on the hour mark.
  • WSW CHANCE: Riera going so close placing his low shot past the post around the hour mark. 
  • JETS DOUBLE CHANCE: Champness and Vujica make Janjetovic work hard to keep them out after 67 mins. 
  • GOAL! Kantarovski with a goal off a corner to make it 3-0 after 69 mins. 
  • GOAL: Ugarkovic makes it 4-0 after 84 minutes. 
  • GREAT CHANCE: Petratos and Nabbout combine to almost give Mario Shabow a fifth goal for the Jets after 85 minutes. 
Dimi Petratos
Dimi Petratos was superb as the Jets racked up another win on Friday night

GOALS

Koutroumbis Jets1-0, 11'

The youngster found the ball on the edge of the box before guiding a low shot past Janjetovic's right hand. 

Hoffman Jets 2-0, 60'

The Jets with the flick-on header playing their way through the WSW defence before Hoffman blasted home. A goal of simplicity and style. 

Kantarovski Jets 3-0, 68'

"Kanta" with the header from a corner getting in front of the keeper to guide home the third. 

Ugarkovic Jets 4-0, 84'

Petratos with the clever back-heel to set up Ugarkovic in the box, and the midfielder coolly curled past the keeper.