Sydney FC Set New A-League Record With Win


Sydney FC have set a new Hyundai A-League record for undefeated matches away from home after a dominant display against the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium.

Sydney FC 1 (Brosque 88’) def. Newcastle Jets 0

The Sky Blues are now undefeated in 16 consecutive regular season away games after Alex Brosque’s late winner ensured Graham Arnold’s men came back to Sydney with their first three points of the season.

Brosque nodded home Alex Gersbach’s right wing corner with two minutes remaining to cap off a second half performance which saw them pepper the Newcastle Jets goal.

Sydney FC now have four points from two Hyundai A-League games and head into the Sydney Derby at Allianz Stadium next weekend against Western Sydney Wanderers undefeated.

What They Said

Alex Brosque:  “We really needed the three points. It was good, it was a tough game especially after Newcastle’s good win last week we knew they were going to be tough but we dug deep and got the three points and we move on.

“From the 60th minute the game really started to open up and I think our players behind the strikers started to get more ball and were able to turn and cause some problems, so we were confident.

“I think the stat that we are having so many shots is good but as long as we win at the moment that’s important.”


88’ BROSQUE GOAL – Alex Gersbach whips in a right wing corner to the near post where Brosque glances a header just inside the near post.


Key Moments

27’ BROSQUE SHOT SAVED – Jurman challenges with the keeper from a left wing corner, the ball falls to Ninkovic on the edge of the box who shoots.  His shot heads towards Alex Brosque who deflects it goalwards but Birighitti is equal to it.

34’ BROSQUE SHOT SAVED – Ball forward is headed in the air and Brosque collects before hitting it on the bounce towards goal but Birighitti catches the ball.

35’ HOFFMAN GOAL OFFSIDE – A Jets free-kick is floated to the Sydney FC far post where Hoffman heads home, however the linesman has his flag raised for offside.

40’ GRANT SHOT SAVED – Ninkovic plays a  neat ball into Brosque with his back to goal. Brosque lays the ball off to Grant who has freed himself up on the left to have a clear shot on goal but Birighitti gets down low.

47’ SMELTZ SHOT SAVED – Ball played into the box from the left to Smeltz with his back to goal.  He turns his defender and shoots but Birighitti gathers.

80’ SMELTZ CHANCE – Gersbach drives at the Jets defence and squares it to Blackwood who plays in Smeltz clear on goal but the striker’s chip goes over Kennedy and the bar.

86’ OFF THE POST – Brosque is released with a ball forward.  He holds off the challenge of the defender and unleashes a left foot shot which bounces off the foot of the left hand post and comes

Team News

Sydney FC 1 (Brosque 88’) def. Newcastle Jets 0

Sydney FC Head Coach Graham Arnold made one change to the line-up that started against Melbourne City seven days earlier. Christopher Naumoff returned to start following Olyroos duty in place of Filip Holosko who was left out to rest a tight hamstring.  The bench remained the same.

Attendance: 12,173

Ground: Hunter Stadium  

Referee: Peter Green

Sydney FC:  1. Vedran JANJETOVIC 2. Seb RYALL, 5. Matt JURMAN, 8. Milos DIMITRIJEVIC (27. Mickael TAVARES 70’), 9. Shane SMELTZ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Christopher NAUMOFF (24. George BLACKWOOD 57’) , 13. Brandon O’NEILL, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 19. Jacques FATY, 23. Rhyan GRANT (3. Alex GERSBACH 57’).

Subs not used: 20. Ivan NECEVSKI, 18. Matt SIMON.

Yellow cards: Ryall 55’.

Red cards: None

Newcastle Jets FC: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk) (20.Ben KENNEDY (gk) 77’), 2.Daniel MULLEN, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (c), 6.Cameron WATSON, 7.Enver ALIVODIC, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Milos TRIFUNOVIC, 10.LEONARDO (14.Mitch COOPER 77’), 11.Labinot HALITI (25.Brandon LUNDY 13’), 23.David CARNEY.

Subs not used: 24.Nick COWBURN, 29.Andrew PAWIAK

Yellow cards: Kantarovski 43’.

Red cards: None

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