Jets remain unbeaten after Petratos equaliser thwarts Wanderers

A late revival from Newcastle Jets saw Ernie Merrick's men earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday at McDonald Jones Stadium. 

The Wanderers were playing their third game in a week after their midweek FFA Cup semi final loss, but they dominated most of the game till the Jets' late rearguard.  


  • The  Jets fans gave their injured number 8 Ronnie Vargas a standing round of applause on the eighth minute.

  • But it didn't help the hosts as the Wanderers looked the sharper of the two sides, with Jumpei and Llorente causing havoc. WSW took a deserved lead on 16 minutes. 

  • The Jets worked their way back into the contest and found an equaliser with 22 minutes to go to set up a grandstand finish. 

  • Newcastle finished the stronger of the two sides creating a number of excellent chances thanks to the energy of substitute Joey Champness. 


Jets v Wanderers on Sunday at McDonald Jones Stadium
Jets v Wanderers on Sunday at McDonald Jones Stadium


Bridge, Wanderers 16': 0-1

Jumpei with the trickery into the box, bedazzling the defenders before his shot hit a defender and the ball fell to Bridge - coolly the former Jet curled a powerful drive past Jack Duncan to open the scoring. 

Petratos, Jets 68': 1-1

Hoffman with the burst down WSW's left and his cross was met by O'Donovan whose power strike was parried by Janjetovic - Petratos was first to the loose ball to guide it home.