BALLARAT. Western United and Newcastle Jets draw 1-1. L. Wales scored the first goal (13′) for Western United. D. Stynes settled the score 1-1 (18′). Newcastle Jets couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)
The match was played at the Mars Stadium (Ballarat) stadium in Ballarat on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Kurt Ams with the support of George Lakrindis and Andrew Meimarakis. The 4th official was Adam Bavcar. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 18.1 degrees Celsius or 64.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 54%.
Newcastle Jets was in firm control of the ball 57% while Western United was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Western United was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Western United to win the match.
Western United shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Newcastle Jets shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target.
Western United received 2 yellow cards (Jacob Tratt and Léo Lacroix). On the opposite side, Newcastle Jets received 1 yellow card (D. Ingham).
(Western United) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (75′).
After this contest, Western United will have 12 points like Newcastle Jets to move down in the 11th place. Regarding the opposition, Newcastle Jets will have 13 points to stay in the 10th place.
Newcastle Jets will host Western Sydney Wanderers on the 22nd of January with a 11-10 head to head statistic in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers (9 draws).
Western United: Formation and Lineups
Western United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager John Aloisi chose to play with the following team: Jamie Young , Jacob Tratt , Tomoki Imai , Léo Lacroix , Joshua Risdon , Tongo Doumbia , Neil Kilkenny , Dylan Pierias , Lachlan Wales , Connor Pain and Aleksandar Prijović .
Western United made 3 changes: Aleksandar Prijovic for Noah Botic (64′), Dylan Pierias for Nikolai Topor-Stanley (80′) and Connor Pain for Nicolas Milanovic (89′).
Best player: Jamie Young
The player that probably impressed the most for Western United was the goalkeeper: Jamie Young. His rating is 8.02. He performed 7 saves.
Newcastle Jets: Formation and Lineups
Newcastle Jets started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Arthur Thomas Papastamatis played with: Jack Duncan , Dane Ingham , Carl Jenkinson , Matthew Jurman , James McGarry , Jaushua Sotirio , Beka Dartsmelia , Angus Thurgate , Daniel Stynes , Trent Buhagiar and Beka Mikeltadze .
Newcastle Jets made 4 changes: James McGarry for Jason Hoffman (60′), Daniel Stynes for Kosta Grozos (72′), Daniel Stynes for R. Piscopo (72′) and Jaushua Sotirio for A. Goodwin (89′).
Top player: Daniel Stynes
Probably the most impressive player in Newcastle Jets was Daniel Stynes.
His rating iswith 24 passes (75% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 7.
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