Jets upset Western United to claim first win

Newcastle Jets have delivered a mighty upset to secure their first A-League win of the season, defeating Western United 1-0 in Geelong.

Newcastle deservedly took the lead after 36 minutes through 19-year-old striker Angus Thurgate and while United grew into the game, they were unable to find a response at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

United were bolstered by Besart Berisha’s return, while Josh Risdon made it back from international duty in time to start, but Panagiotis Kone was missing with a hamstring injury.

Newcastle’s Angus Thurgate shoots on goal. Credit:Getty Images

In Kone’s absence United struggled to control the midfield, with industrious Newcastle duo Steven Ugarkovic and Ben Kantarovski keeping the Jets ticking over.


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