Newcastle Jets 2 Perth Glory 2 (3-4)
Newcastle Jets 2
(Carney 24’, Haliti 115’)
Perth Glory 2 (AET, win 4-3 on penalties)
(Sciola 88’, Marinkovic 92’)
A brave Perth Glory recorded a thrilling come-from-behind penalty shootout win over Newcastle Jets at Magic Park.
After scores were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 at the end of extra-time, new recruit Gyorgy Sandor converted the decisive penalty to hand Glory a 4-3 win in the shootout.
The Jets started brightly and took a deserved lead in the 24th minute through winger David Carney. The former Socceroo dispossessed Antony Golec inside the Glory half before calmly slotting past onrushing keeper Jerrad Tyson to make it 1-0.
The Glory worked their way back into the contest and were unfortunate not to equalise on the stroke of half-time with Dino Djulbic’s close-range header rebounding off the crossbar.
Perth enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the second stanza and deservedly equalised in the 88th minute with Sidnei Sciola prodding home from close-range to force extra-time.
The Glory went ahead just two minutes into the extra period with Nebo Marinkovic converting from the penalty spot after Antony Golec was brought down inside the area.
The Jets pushed for an equaliser and were rewarded five minutes from full-time with Labinot Haliti finishing from close range after a superb cross from David Carney.
But three missed spot kicks in the shootout proved costly for the hosts as the Glory advance to the Round of 16.