It’s time for midweek A-League football as Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets heading to Carrington Park, Bathurst for their regional match with both sides needing a win to keep finals hopes alive. Join us from 8.00pm for minute by minute commentary.
John Kosmina would have left Bluetongue Stadium feeling more than just a little hard done by on Saturday evening, after his side took a 2-1 lead early on before succumbing to two late goals from the league leaders.
It was yet another indication of the quality performances that he has been able to produce from this Reds squad, but the loss serves as a reminder of exactly what i required to drag Adelaide into the top six.
They currently sit in eight position on 19 points but are only four points from sixth-placed Sydney, and they get a great opportunity to pick up another three tonight.
After Perth and Wellington have managed to pick up wins on the road in the last few rounds, Newcastle Jets must surely take the mantle of the worst travelling sides in the competition, managing a meagre two points away from home all season.
With a solid hom record early on in the season Newcastle had sat as high as third, but even that has deteriorated over the past six weeks and they now sit second last, having won only once in their past seven.
Coach Gary van Egmond is faced with the awkward proposition of trying to re-program a squad he has inherited to play his style of football while at the same time trying to maintain winning results.
With the Jets managing only three wins in the 14 games van Egmond has been in charge, it’s fair to say it hasn’t worked out so far.
But tonight they meet Adelaide on neutral ground and if they do harbour any hopes of a resurgence this season, they must show something – anything – tonight.
It might be eighth up against ninth but that’s not to say it will be any less willing than a top of the table clash, with the chance of finals football still up for grabs. Who takes it? Find out here from 8.00pm AEDT as we cover the action with minute by minute commentary.