It was an incredible day for the Greek brothers at Newcastle United as the Jets defeated Sydney FC 2-1, with a late winner scored by Kosta Petratos.
Newcastle started the match a goal down with Sydney FC’s Anthony Caceres blasting the ball into the back of the net in the 25th minute, supported by a great set up play from Skipper Rhyan Grant and Alexander Baumjohann.
The Jets almost pulled ahead less than ten minutes later as Roy O’Donovan was delivered a near-perfect through ball by Steven Ugarkovic. Left one-on-one with keeper Andrew Redmayne, the Irishman was denied an equaliser by a great save from the Sydney FC keeper.
Sydney FC were left battling in their own side of the field for the first period of second half. After 57 miniutes their dominance was rewarded spectacularly by scissor kick by Nick Fitzgerald, driving past Redmayne in the bottom corner.
As the game came to a dire close, Newcastle Jets manager Carl Robinson subbed on 22-year-old Kosta Petratos in the 78th minute. With Kosta and Dimitrios together on the field, danger for Sydney was sure to ensure.
That danger came in the form of a last minute goal by the 22-year-old Greek Australian, who had a brilliant effort from outside the 18-yard box. The incredible hit was was Kosta’s first goal in the A-League competition.
With their victory, Newcastle Jets have delayed the Sky Blues from receiving the Premiers’ Plate, also keeping their finals hopes alive.
Newcastle Jets will face Central Coast Mariners next Friday at 7:30pm (AEST)