A winner in the final 10 minutes secured Adelaide United a fortunate 2-1 A-League win over Newcastle in oppressive conditions at Coopers Stadium.
The temperature hovered around 38 degrees Celcius on Sunday for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff but Newcastle adjusted better and were on top from the outset. The Jets had the first chance after just three minutes when Ben Kantarovski's header forced a superb reflex save from Paul Izzo after a perfect free kick from Dimi Petratos.
Both sides were rewarded for their...
W-League review: Hamilton makes history, attendances flat-line, and won't someone give Adelaide a break?
The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less
Western Sydney are three from three after 3-1 win over Brisbane, City scrape a 1-0 win over Adelaide, Canberra cement fourth spot with a 3-2 win over Newcastle, and Sydney go top on goal difference with a 3-1 win over Perth.
Kristen Hamilton has had quite a year. The American winger signed for Western Sydney off the back...
Teenager Angus Thurgate has proved the match-winner again as Newcastle Jets edged out Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium.
The 19-year-old, who scored in Newcastle's last-start 1-0 win over Western United, came on in the 63rd minute on Saturday night and struck on the turn in a goalmouth scramble on 15 minutes later. He then beat the offside trap near halfway before setting up Dimi Petratos for a tap-in and the match sealer in the 86th.
The round-eight performance continues an...
Three seconds. That was all the time Steven Ugarkovic was allowed growing up and playing football.
The three second limit was not set for time on the ball, however -- it was off the ball. In his formative years, Newcastle Jets star Ugarkovic had it drummed into him over and over again: If you do not receive the ball within three seconds, move into another position and create another angle for your teammate.
Like children themselves, the simplest of ideas mature. By imposing that detail, his father...