Perth Glory have returned to the summit of the A-League, nullifying a blunt Newcastle Jets side in front of a weather-effected crowd at the McDonald Jones Stadium.
Smashed the post with a bullet header in the 17thminute. Could have equalised in first-half injury time but for a bad touch. Only touched the ball 22 times in his 75 minutes, not nearly enough to impact the game.
Ronald Vargas- 8
Pulled the strings as per usual but could not find the killer ball required to put scoreboard pressure on the Glory.
Dimi Petratos- 7
Saw a ton of the ball yet was unable to exert major creative influence on the Jets' attack. Looked absolutely gassed and out of ideas by the conclusion of the match.
Kaine Sheppard- 8
Showed intelligent hold up play, however the Jets' midfielders were unable to breakdown a compact Perth Glory side, resulting in very few chances for the big Englishman.
Nick Cowburn- n/a
Replaced Jair in the 75thminute.
Jason Hoffman- 6
Suprisingly subbed in for Vujica after just 37 minutes. Struggled to get into dangerous positions, however went close with a half-volley in the 83rdminute.
Matt Ridenton- 6
Replaced Kaine Sheppard in the 65thminute. Created one chance in his 25 minute cameo, but was as blunt as his teammates.