New­cas­tle jets to the top

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

NEW­CAS­TLE Jets came from be­hind to beat Ade­laide United 2-1 and snatch top spot on the A-League ta­ble last night.

The vic­tory at Coop­ers Stadium main­tains the Jets’ un­beaten start, but it was the Reds’ third straight loss.

United dom­i­nated the early stages, with Ge­orge Black­wood and Ryan Kitto com­bin­ing for an early chance but the striker was de­nied from close range by Jack Dun­can.

The Reds’ goal came after 24 min­utes with Kitto in­volved again, sup­ply­ing a de­light­ful through ball from in­side his own half for Nikola Mileusnic.

The winger latched on to the long pass and made no mis­take, slot­ting his shot past the on­rush­ing Dun­can from the edge of the area.

New­cas­tle equalised right on half­time when Dimi Pe­tratos whipped in a per­fect cross for Ben Kan­tarovski to power home at the near post.

New­cas­tle made the per­fect start to the sec­ond half when An­drew Nab­bout rounded Izzo on the edge of the area and tapped the ball into the empty net on 47 min­utes.

The flyer in­ter­cepted a weak back pass from young United de­fender Ben War­land and was left with just the Reds ’keeper to beat.

ON TAR­GET: Wayne Brown (left) con­grat­u­lates An­drew Nab­bout on his goal.

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