Brisbane Roar hosted Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium, which was seen as a dead rubber - albeit for the retiring 36-year-old, Matt McKay who has amassed 271 games for his beloved Roar.

Asian Cup winner and two- time title winner, his is a glittering career coming to an end, with just one more game to go against Adelaide United next week.


Did the Jets get the memo?

If this match was supposed to be about McKay, Newcastle Jets stole the show and didn’t read the memo.

They settled the quickest, finding a huge amount of space and width on both on the left and right-hand side with ease. While Brisbane had to concentrate on Dimi Petratos who looked lively, dangerous and showed fantastic close ball control, the warning signs were there for Roar to handle Jets attacking third.

Joe Champness brought heartache when the home side turned to see that he was threatening from the left side, while Roar were concentrating about the right-hand side

The Jets were able to cross the ball at will and he striked the ball so sweetly, quickly giving the away side a well deserved lead on the 23rd minute.

But the Jets weren’t finished there, with an assist from Champness, Roy O’Donovan dutifully tapped the ball in from close range, neatly into the bottom left-hand side of the post, leaving Young struggling to get down.