Exciting finale sees Newcastle Jets defeat Adelaide United with late penalty

An exciting finale saw Newcastle Jets beat Adelaide United 2-1 on Saturday at McDonald Jones stadium. 

On a humid afternoon (29 degrees at kick off) in the Hunter, an exciting second half saw the Jets score a late penalty to win again and close the gap on leaders Sydney FC to five points. 


  • JETS CHANCE: Nabbout with the best chance of an even opening stanza, almost turning in Vujica's low cross on 16 mins. 
  • REDS CHANCE: Konstandopoulos making  Moss in the Jets goal work with a left foot  shot on 34 mins. 
  • HALF TIME: 0-0 Few chances after an even first 45 minutes in hot conditions at McDonald Jones Stadium. 
  • GOAL! Nabbout hits the net from the Jets' first shot on target after 55 mins. 
  • GOAL! Blackwood powers home the equaliser for the Reds after 66 mins. 
  • SAVE: Moss with a super block to keep out Reds full back Marrone.
  • JETS CHANCE: Hoffman's superb deep cross found Nabbout who headed the ball back to Champness but the ball was scrambled clear after 80 mins. 
  • PENALTY! Gulum adjudged to have handled the ball in the Reds box. 
  • GOAL!  Petratos converts after 86 mins to give the Jets a late lead
Nik Mileusnic
Reds winger Nikoka Mileusnic


Nabbout Jets 1-0, 55'

Champness with the ball inside the box,  Lia's defensive block saw the ball fortuitously falling to Nabbout and the Jets striker curling the ball past keeper Izzo.  

Blackwood Reds 1-1, 67'

A superb transition goal with Mileusnic setting  Marrone free down the right hand side, he crossed the bal low to the on-running  Blackwood and he powered home the equaliser. 

Petratos (pen) Jets 2-1, 89'

Gulum adjudged to have handled and Petratos smashed home the pen.