28 Dec 2009

Glory snap Jets' winning run

11:57 am on 28 December 2009

In Football's A-League, Perth Glory has ended the Newcastle Jets' four-game winning streak, romping to a 4-0 win.

The Glory entered the match having won just one of their previous nine games, but looked a supremely confident unit as they raced out to a three-nil lead inside 36 minutes.

Such was Perth's dominance, goalkeeper Tando Velaphi didn't make his first save until the 51st minute, palming over Jets defender Adam D'Apuzzo's long-range missile.

Newcastle, so dominant in the past month, simply lacked spark and were dreadfully exposed in defence as the Glory created chance after chance.

The Jets remain fourth on the table but are now five points adrift of third-placed Gold Coast, who recorded a resounding 5-1 victory over Brisbane earlier on Saturday.