A 10 player Newcastle Jets have produced a gutsy performance to deny Perth Glory a home win and spoil Shannon May's centenary celebrations in a 2-2 draw.
As the match moved into its final stages, Glory struggled to get into any rhythm with their passing whilst the Jets were defending with real skill.
A final throw of the dice saw May push forward and she was nearly rewarded with a goal with a rasping shot which hit the post and somehow managed to stay out.
The result means that Glory remains undefeated and stay second in the table, whilst the Jets stay just outside the top four.
After the game, both coaches expressed their disappointment with the way the game had gone.
“Football is about people paying money to come and see it and playing 11 v 11 and if we had won the game or lost the game, I’d still make the same comment, so that’s disappointing,” said Jets coach Craig Deans.
“The performance of 10 players for 75 minutes I thought was unbelievable, but probably a draw was fair in terms of the number of shots on target that Perth had in the second half.”
Glory coach Bobby Despotovski was disappointed that his players didn’t take advantage of the extra player.
“I’m disappointed that we didn’t adapt to everything that we spoke about at halftime” he said.
“When you play against 10 men you sometimes get a false sense of security. Let’s lump it and start fighting there and that’s the easiest way for the 10 men to defend.”