A-League premiers Melbourne Metropolis suffered a shock late defeat of their ultimate recreation of the common season as Newcastle Jets emerged 2-1 victors to maneuver off the foot of the desk, with a historic purpose for Archie Goodwin among the many highlights.
It regarded as if Metropolis – winners of the season’s first section – had been going to coast to their sixteenth A-League victory of the season when Stefan Colakovski turned in Adrian Luna’s low cross within the ninth minute.
Nevertheless, Goodwin levelled in some type 14 minutes later, accumulating a backheeled go from Lucas Mauragis earlier than nonchalantly curling a surprising 25-yard strike into the far facet of the web.
In doing so, Goodwin – aged 16 years and 215 days – grew to become the membership’s youngest-ever A-League scorer, and second solely to Mohamed Toure (15y, 325d) within the competitors’s historical past.
2 – At 16y 215d, Archie Goodwin’s purpose for @NewcastleJetsFC throughout #MCYvNEW tonight makes him the second youngest purpose scorer in a match in #ALeague historical past, solely Mohamed Toure (15y 325d v CCM, 14 Feb 2020) has been youthful. Highlight. pic.twitter.com/BBsFApd4Oi
— OptaJason (@OptaJason) June 10, 2021
The Jets then accomplished the turnaround with a minute of regulation time to go, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos – who got here on for Goodwin – assembly Mauragis’ teasing free-kick supply with a glancing header that discovered the bottom-left nook.
Jack Duncan within the Jets’ internet then needed to be alert to maintain out Nathaniel Atkinson’s close-range effort a number of seconds after the restart, thus clinching a end result that ensured Craig Deans’ males moved off the underside of the desk, with Melbourne Victory taking their place.
Metropolis end prime regardless, two factors away from Sydney FC, and now flip their consideration in direction of the semi-finals on June 20, the place they await the lowest-ranked winner of the elimination-finals.
— NEWCASTLE JETS FC (@NewcastleJetsFC) June 10, 2021