Newcastle Jets opened their account for the new season with a hard fought win over visitors Perth Glory at the Newcastle International Sports Centre.
The Jets clash with Central Coast Mariners was cancelled last weekend due to heavy downpour.
Carl Jenkinson layed a brilliant cross into Perth Glory box and located Jordan Elsey unmarked in a close range and the Australian international headed home the first goal for the home side.
Although Newcastle Jets came close scoring their second in the game, Perth Glory successfully avoided conceding a second goal.
However, Aaron McEneff scored the leveller for Perth Glory by slotting the ball into the right side of the net.
The home side continued knocking on the door until they finally found a breakthrough In added time as Beka Mikeltadze received a pass in the 18-yard box of the visitors and fired the ball into the bottom left corner.
Jordan Elsey was sent off in the 72nd minute after the Video Assistant Referee spotted the foul and made the call.
Newcastle Jets earned their first three points at home and will set sights on the next game.
Michael Weier – (7.1), Carl Jenkinson (6.8), Jordan Elsey (6.5), Mark Natta (6.4), James McGarry (6.8), Buhagiar (6.5), Dartsmelia (6.7), Thurgate (7.4), (c) O’Neill (6.6), R. Piscopo (6.5), Beka Mikeltadze (7.3)
Matthew Jurman (6.7), Jason Hoffman (6.6), Mohamed Al-Taay (6.5), Jaushua Sotirio (6.8
Liam Reddy (6.0), Mark Beevers (7.0), Darryl Lachman (6.9), Jacob Muir (6.4), Salim Khelifi (7.1), Zachary Duncan (6.2), (c) Mustafa Amini (7.4), Ryan Williams (6.9), Giordano Colli (6.5), Ben Azubel (6.9), Bruno Fornaroli (6.8).
Mitchell Oxborrow (6.2), Aaron McEneff (6.9), David Williams (7.0), Luke Ivanovic (6.4).
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