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A-League: Newcastle Jets 1 Perth Glory 2
Mar 08, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
Perth Glory kept their season alive when a stoppage-time goal from Michael Thwaite gave them a 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets on Friday night.
The Jets dominated possession and territory but found themselves trailing after 24 minutes when the Glory scored a well-worked goal on the counter via Matias Cordoba.
Adam Taggart equalised for the Jets with a crisply struck shot just before half-time to see the sides locked at 1-1 at the break.
Newcastle had a plethora of chances to grab the lead in the second half but couldn't convert and just as the match looked headed for a draw, Thwaite stole the win when he poked home the ball after a goal-mouth scramble in stoppage time.
The win sees Perth move to 28 points and on the cusp of the six, just two points behind the fifth-placed Jets with the rest of the round to play.
Perth's opener came after a Liam Miller long ball put Chris Harold away down the right wing.
He took the ball to the byline before cutting back to Cordoba on the edge of the area and he threaded a shot inside the far post for a 1-0 lead.
Newcastle eventually drew level right on the stroke of half-time.
Marko Jesic took possession of the ball on the halfway line and steamed into Glory territory before feeding a sublime ball for Taggart, who slotted his first-time shot perfectly inside the far post to send the sides to the sheds locked a 1-1.
And Thwaite silenced the Newcastle crowd in stoppage time when a Jamieson corner wasn't cleared and the veteran poked home a deflected ball from six-yards out and right in front of goal to see Perth snatch all three points.