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The slide happening for Newcastle Jets continued on Saturday as they fell 1-0 to Perth Glory at Hunter Stadium.

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Newcastle really dominated the opening stages in what was a fast paced opening half and could well have taken the lead in the 11th minute when Craig Goodwin's shot was parried by Danny Vukovic in to the path of Adam Taggart who just couldn't find the net.

Perth saw the danger of the Jets speed and sat back, letting the Jets run at their deep line and the hosts again had a chance in the 19th minute as Taggart and Ruben Zadkovich set up Craig Goodwin who sent his effort wide from close range.

In the 27th minute Goodwin looked to try and make up for his error as he crossed in for Kew Jaliens but he also missed from close range as he sent his header over the bar.

Perth didn't have a chance until the 33rd minute when Sidnei Sciola was able to find Chris Harold with a cross that he headed just over the bar.

For all of Newcastle's dominance their finishing was poor and in the 38th minute they were punished for that as a poor back pass from Jacob Pepper allowed Harold to run on to the ball and slot it past Mark Birighitti.

That left Newcastle out of the half, with neither side really able to create any chances in the closing stages of the half which ended 1-0 with Perth up.

The second half was much quieter, Newcastle were still the better side, but they couldn't create many clear chances.

They pushed forward but they couldn't really find a chance until the 71st minute as a corner from Jailens was headed goalward by Emile Heskey and looked like heading in only for Vukovic to clear the ball off of the line.

That lead to a period of dominance for the Jets as Perth never even got out of their half but still for all that possession they just couldn't find the net.

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