NEWCASTLE Jets enhanced their reputation as the new entertainers of the A-League with an exhilarating 4-0 hammering of Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night.
ON TARGET: Ben Kantarovski celebrates after scoring in the Jets’ 4-0 rout of Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night. Picture: Darren Pateman
John Koutroumbis (11th minute), Jason Hoffman (60th), Ben Kantarovski(63rd) and Steve Ugarkovic (85th)hit the target in a one-sided affair.
The Jets have now scored 29goals in 12 games, one more than they tallied for the entire 2016-17 campaign.
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Wanderers’ relief was short lived.
Five minutes later, Koutroumbis was left unattended on the edge of the penalty box. With Wanderers defenders Michael Thwaite and Raul Lorente on their heels, the right back had enough time to take two touches and pick a spot in the bottom left corner.
It was one-way traffic.
Nabbout chipped a shot wide when one-on-one with keeper Vedran Janjetovic, Ugarkovic had a long-range effort deflectedoff a Wanderers defender and strike the left upright, Ivan Vujica stung the gloves of Janjetovic, Petratos grazed the outside of the left post with a left-foot special and Nabbout hit a shot straight at the keeper.
Wanderers’ only real chance of the half was a header to Mark Bridge in the 42ndminute which went straight into the gloves of Glen Moss.
It was more of the same in the second half. Hoffman burst into the box and drilled a shot into the left corner on the hour, Kantarovski headed home a corner three minutes later and Ugarkovic completed the rout five minutes from time.