Sydney FC have gone down to an Archie Goodwin first half double away to Newcastle Jets.
Sydney FC 0 def. by Newcastle Jets 2 (Goodwin 40’, 42’)
Moments That Mattered:
HEWARD-BELLE SAVE – 2’ – Mauragis takes a shot which Heward-Belle brilliantly tips over.
CACERES SHOT DEFLECTED – 26’ – Caceres drives towards the Jets defence and curls a left foot shot towards the corner but it hits Ninkovic and goes just wide.
GOODWIN GOAL – 40’ – Mauragis crosses from the left to Goodwin who gets in between two defenders to head home.
GOODWIN GOAL – 42’ – A slide ball in behind finds Goodwin who is on-side and finds the corner of the net.
BUHAGIAR CHANCE – 53’ – O’Toole whips in a cross to Buhagiar who gets across his defender and puts a chance just over.
TALBOT CHANCE – 60’ – Talbot gets the ball on the right, cuts back inside onto his left and hits a shot which is deflected wide.
REGAN GOAL DISALLOWED – 78’ – Regan heads home at the far post but it’s ruled out for an earlier offside.
BOBÔ HEADER – 82’ – Caceres crosses for Bobô who heads to the far corner but it’s just wide.
SEGECIC SHOT – 87’ – Bobô plays through Segecic in a tight angle but his shot hits the shoulder of Duncan in the Jets goal.
What They Said: Steve Corica: “It was very flat in the first half, and we weren’t winning any second balls or challenges.
“We conceded two costly goals before half time. The second half was a little bit better and we created a couple of good chances.
“I think we had 13 shots and more possession but the timing of their goals cost us.
“We’ve got two derbies next week, Macarthur first on Wednesday and then Wanderers after that so it’s a short turn around and that’s a good thing to get back on the park.”
Alex Wilkinson: “They caught us twice in transition, they’ve got some fast players going forward and we’ve got to be better.
“It’s really disappointing, we got on a roll the last couple of weeks, but we’ve got two home games in the next few days so a good chance to bounce back.”
A quick fire first half double from Jets striker Archie Goodwin was the undoing of Sydney FC at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle tonight.
The striker scored a header and followed up with a right footed effort as the Sky Blues switched off for two minutes just before half time.
Sydney FC had a number of chances to pull the game back but were unable to take them with Segecic, Bobô and Talbot all going close.
The Sky Blues now head into two crucial derby home games next week with Macarthur FC and Western Sydney Wanderers set to head to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
Sydney FC: 20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE, 2. James DONACHIE, 4. Alex WILKINSON ©, 5. Connor O’TOOLE, 8. Paulo RETRE, 10. Milos NINKOVIC (11. Kosta BARBAROUSES 50’), 14. Adam LE FONDRE (9. BOBÔ 69’), 16. Luciano NARSINGH (12. Trent BUHAGIAR 50’), 17. Anthony CACERES, 25. Callum TALBOT, 32. Patrick YAZBEK (31. Adrian SEGECIC 77’).
Unused Subs: 30. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 3. Ben WARLAND, 21. Harry VAN DER SAAG.
Yellow Cards: Wilkinson 37’, Retre 60’.
Red Cards: None.
Newcastle Jets: 1. Jack DUNCAN (GK), 2. Dane INGHAM, 4. Jordan ELSEY, 6. Matthew JURMAN, 8. Mario ARQUES BLASCO (14. Mohamed AL-TAAY 89’), 10. Olivier BOUMAL, 11. Daniel PENHA, 13. Brandon WILSON (7. Jordan O’DOHERTY 45’), 19. Taylor REGAN (44. Riley WARLAND 89’), 26. Archie GOODWIN (23. Eli BABALJ 66’), 27. Lucas MAURAGIS (15. Dylan MURNANE 66’).
Subs: 30. Nathanael CAVALIERE (GK), 16. Kosta GROZOS.
Yellow Cards: Arques 35’, Mauragis 40’, Elsey 85’.
Red Cards: None.
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Referee: Stephen Lucas.