Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory finished all square at Hunter Stadium and FourFourTwo's Griffin McMaster provided his assessment of every player on the pitch.
MARK BIRIGHITTI – 6.5
First goal not to blame. Second goal was hard but got to question his angles as the shot went in the middle of the goals. Could have made himself bigger.
KEW JALIENS – 7.5
Always tries. Jets' best player.
TAYLOR REGAN – 6.5
Got the assist with a flick-on for the first goal but defensive duties once or twice could have done better.
SCOTT NEVILLE – 7
Not too bad. Distribution not bad.
SAM GALLAGHER – 7
Job doer. Pass mark. Had a tough job from Barbarouses but did well.
ZENON CARAVELLA – 7
Was the busiest of the midfielders, combined pretty well with the front players. Defensive job was good in the last 20 minutes.
ALLAN WELSH – 6
Got some touches would’ve liked to have seen more involvement.
BEN KANTAROVSKI – 7
Got some good touches on the ball, work rate sound.
DAVID CARNEY – 7.5
Deliveries were good, his corners very effective.
ÉDSON MONTAÑO – 6
Was given man of the match for the home side but I’m a bit perplexed. Hardly got a shot on goal for the day.
JOEL GRIFFITHS – 6.5
Converted from the spot to get Newcastle’s second. What was the penalty for - Khalfallah? Still baffled but Victory players didn’t protest. Not at his best but a goal will help his confidence.
MARCOS FLORES – n/a
On in the 84th minute.
SAMUEL GALLAWAY – n/a
ANDREW HOOLE – n/a
On for the last 13.
NATHAN COE – 6.5
Did flap at a cross. Wasn’t to blame for the first goal. Second goal penalty, dived the right way but Griffiths penalty was too strong.
DANIEL GEORGIEVSKI – 6.5
ADRIAN LEIJER – 6.5
Had a few problems defending set pieces.
LEIGH BROXHAM – 6
Not his natural position but did well in the same spot last week. This week not bad but again like Leijer gaps opened especially on set pieces.
SCOTT GALLOWAY – 6
His side got pressured a lot and was out of position once or twice. Had to come off after 60 minutes.
GUILHERME FINKLER – 6.5
Got the assist for Victory’s first goal. Good build up. Dangerous when has possession of the ball but a little quiet.
CARL VALERI – 6
KOSTA BARBAROUSES – 7
Great attacking option on the right. Starts in smart positions and makes good runs. Big threat.
FAHID BEN KHALFALLAH – 7
Well deflected header to get Victory back in the match. Played very well. The penalty against was his fault? Looked soft.
MARK MILLIGAN – 6.5
Limped off after 18 minutes but stayed on. Didn’t get better as he left his man at the far post and Jaliens from a flick on. Got back into the match.
BESART BERISHA – 8
Scores when you need him to. Also hit the post. The guy's too good for this level.
RASHID MAHAZI – n/a
On in the 77th minute.
DYLAN MURNANE – n/a
Came on for the injured Galloway.
ARCHIE THOMPSON – n/a
Rested. On last for the 20.comments