Melbourne City win youth league title

Melbourne City has won the Foxtel National Youth League 2014/15 season in dramatic circumstances on the final day of the competition.

A 2-2 draw with Newcastle Jets at Magic Park on Sunday saw City edge Perth Glory or honours and lift their first piece of silverware.

With Joe Palatsides' side top of the table on goal difference only there were plenty of permutations prior to kick-off.

Perth's opponent on the final day was third-placed Brisbane Roar which, with 32 points, was also in the running for the title.

City’s draw meant they were forced to await the outcome of Perth's match with Brisbane, but despite Perth scoring first, Roar overturned the one goal deficit, completing a come from behind 2-1 win.

Palatsides' side, who had boarded the bus to Newcastle Airport disappointed but hopeful after walking away with a point from Magic Park, learned of the final result from Western Australia in transit.

City started their clash in blistering fashion, scoring the opener in the second minute through Stefan Zinni before the Jets hit back on the counter.

 Bradey Crowley delivered a powerful cut back across the penalty area, forcing Jonantan Germano to bundle his attempted clearance into his own net.

Germano redeemed himself on 52 minutes, restoring City's lead, but with two minutes of regulation play remaining, the Jets equalised to make it 2-2.

The late blow was compounded by the news that Perth Glory were 1-0 up in the opening stages of their encounter with Brisbane putting the WA side on track to top the table.

But with Brisbane’s comeback win, City secured the silverware with a superior 'goals for' after points and goal difference were equal to Roar.