Newcastle Jets held Melbourne City to a 1-1 draw at AAMI Park. Check out who was best on ground according to Griffin McMaster.
ANDREW REDMAYNE – 7
Quiet match with not much to do. Made a good one-on-one save from a quickly taken free-kick in the first half. Did well.
ROB WEILAERT – 6.5
Beaten by Montano to the ball for the goal. Otherwise a quiet match.
JASON HOFFMAN – 6.5
Had a good chance in the first half but was stranded with the header. Otherwise can do better.
IAIN RAMSAY – 7
Hit a good volley but straight at Birighitti. Did well. Brought off for tactical reasons.
PATRICK KISNORBO – 7.5
ERIK PAARTALU – 6.5
Got substituted. Ok, is he the glue in a mobile midfield? Still finding his role for the side.
AARON MOOY 7.5
Very mobile and provided some good things going forward for City. Great player in the A-League.
MASSIMO MURDOCCA – 7
Plenty of touches on the ball and his passing was good. Linked up well with the front two strikers. Still think he’s going to take time to gel with the front players.
DAVID WILLIAMS – 6.5
Ok. Wasn’t his best match but wasn’t disgraced.
DAVID VILLA – 8
Always double teamed and didn’t get much room to move. Scored a late equalizer, has been great for City.
DAMIEN DUFF – 7.5
For a 35 year old he is very sharp. Plays a roaming type of role. Always one to watch out for in the last third. Love his creativity from tight angles.
PAULO RETRE – 7
Came on in the 67th minute. Did well.
JAMES BROWN – N/A
Came on 82nd minute. Didn’t make enough impact.
MATE DUGANDZIC – 6.5
Came on in the 64th minute. Ok.
MARK BIRIGHITTI – 6
First half his team was under the pump but had little action. Cost his side the points with a ball let in at the near post.
DAVID CARNEY – 6.5
Most of Newcastle's attacks went through him but his final delivery was lacking.
SCOTT NEVILLE – 7.5
Did well with waves of attack going against them.
SAM GALLAGHER – 6
Giving away unnecessary balls.
KEW JALIENS – 8.5
Defended well under pressure. One of the best for Newcastle week in week out.
JOEL GRIFFITHS – 7
Set up the first goal with a good cross. Apart from that he didn’t see a lot of the ball.
JOHNNY STEELE – 6.5
Didn’t see much of the ball in the first half. Still working in his gears.
MARCOS FLORES – 6
Not at 100% sharpness yet. Looks like he’ll need more matches to get better.
TAYLOR REGAN – 7.5
Did well but him along with Newcastle’s defense sat back. Didn’t concede in the first half. Good aggression in the first third.
JACOB PEPPER – 7.5
Played the holding role and did well. Passing good and made a few interceptions.
EDSON MONTANO – 7
Popped up and scored Jets' only goal.
ZENON CARAVELLA – 7
Came on in the 54th minute to make an impact. Did quite well and had a good opportunity late on but couldn’t capitalize.
ANDREW HOOLE – 6.5
Came on in the 69th minute. Did ok.
JERONIMO NEUMANN – 6.5
73rd minute came on. Probably better if he had started.comments