ALM R12 Preview: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets

Brisbane Roar look to make it two wins in as many week’s against Newcastle Jets when they head to McDonald Jones Stadium for Isuzu UTE A-League Round 12 action on Tuesday night.

A Jay O’Shea brace along with Jonas Markovski’s first A-League goal saw Roar defeat Jets 3-2 when the two sides went head-to-head in Unite Round last weekend.

Following that match Roar suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Macarthur at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night in a match that saw Markovski score his second goal in as many games.

Newcastle, meanwhile were handed a 4-0 defeat by Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Stadium on Friday night.

Roar come into Tuesday’s match in eighth position on the A-League ladder, one point outside the competition’s top six while the Jets sit four points further back in tenth.


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Joe Caletti: “It’s good that we got the result against them last time, so hopefully we can learn from what we did well and learn from what we didn’t do well and hopefully get another result.”

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Roar are bolstered by the addition of Scott Neville, Henry Hore, and Antonee Burke-Gilroy who all return from injury to come into the squad for Tuesday’s match in the Hunter.

Keegan Jelacic is suspended for Tuesday’s match after being sent off in Thursday’s clash against Macarthur while Ben Cahn confirmed that Florin Berenguer remained touch-and-go after picking up an injury last time Roar faced the Jets.

Newcastle have named an unchanged squad from their 4-0 defeat in Sydney on Friday night.

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BRFC Squad: 1. Macklin FREKE (GK), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 5. Thomas ALDRED (C), 6. Joe CALETTI, 7. Florin BERENGUER, 8. Jonas MARKOVSKI, 10. Nikola MILEUSNIC, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Taras GOMULKA, 13. Henry HORE, 16. Thomas WADDINGHAM, 17. Carlo ARMIENTO, 18. Shae CAHILL, 19. Jack HINGERT, 21. Antonee BURKE-GILROY, 22. Alex PARSONS, 26. Jay O’SHEA, 27. Kai TREWIN, 29. Matt ACTON (GK), 35. Louis ZABALA, 99 . Ayom MAJOK

Ins: 2. Scott NEVILLE, 13. Henry HORE, 21. Antonee BURKE-GILROY
Outs: 23. Keegan JELACIC, 32. James NIKOLOVSKI, 44. Ryan LETHLEAN
Unavailable: 3. Corey BROWN, 14. Rylan BROWNLIE

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ryan SCOTT, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 5. Lucas MAURAGIS, 6. Brandon O’NEILL, 7. Trent BUHAGIAR, 8. Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10. Reno PISCOPO, 13. Clayton TAYLOR, 14. Dane INGHAM, 15. Jason BERTHOMIER, 17. Kosta GROZOS, 18. Daniel STYNES, 19. Callum TIMMINS, 20. Michael WEIER, 22. Phil CANCAR, 23. Daniel WILMERING, 25. Carl JENKINSON, 26. Archie GOODWIN, 33. Mark NATTA, 39. Thomas AQUILINA

Ins: Nil
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 11. Jacob DOWSE, 21. Noah JAMES, 27. Nathan GRIMALDI, 29. Justin VIDIC, 37. Lachlan BAYLISS, 66. Zac BOWLING


Roar defeated Newcastle 3-2 in a thrilling come from behind win at Allianz Stadium in Unite Round just over a week ago.

The Jets lead twice through goals from Apostolos Stamatelopoulos and Phillip Cancar but Roar responded through Jay O’Shea and Jonas Markovski before O’Shea stepped up to convert a 90th minute penalty and seal all three points for Ben Cahn’s side.

Played: 54
Brisbane Roar wins: 21
Newcastle Jets win: 21
Draws: 12

KEY STATS Brought to you by Opta:

-Brisbane Roar finished with 91% pass accuracy in Thursday’s match against Macarthur, their highest accuracy in an A-League Men match since Opta recording began.

-Brisbane Roar have won four of their last five A-League Men matches against the Newcastle Jets (L1), including each of their last two; a third consecutive win in this game would equal the Roar’s longest winning run against the Jets in the history of the competition (W3 – November 2014 to April 2015 and W3 – November 2008 to September 2009).

-Brisbane Roar FC have forced 11.4 high turnovers per game in the 2023/24 A-League Men season, the second most of any team in the competition (Sydney FC – 13.5 per game); only the Perth Glory (6) have scored more goals from high turnovers in the campaign than the Roar (4).

-Jay O’Shea (Brisbane Roar FC) has been directly involved in five goals in his last five A-League Men matches against Newcastle Jets (3 goals, 2 assists), including two goals in his most recent game against the Jets (14 January 2024).

Isuzu UTE A-League Men 2023/24 – Round 12: Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Tuesday, 22 January (6:00pm AEST KO)