Stat Attack: Glory v Jets In Numbers


If your idea of a quality early Christmas present involves some statistical pearls from OPTA mixed in with a scattering of historical trivia gold, you’re going to be feeling very festive, very soon…

Glorious Record

Glory have lost only two of their last 24 Hyundai A-League games against the Newcastle Jets (W17, D5) and are undefeated in their last five meetings (W4, D1), across which they’ve kept four clean sheets.

At home, meanwhile, Glory have won 13 of their last 15 Hyundai A-League games against the NSW side and the last time this fixture finished all-square was in November 2008.

Defensive Colossi

Glory v Mariners - Getty - Greg Wuthrich jostles Silvera

Glory duo Alex Grant and Gregory Wüthrich – who both scored last week – have each made 46 clearances this season.

Only Adelaide United’s Michael Jakobsen (53) has made more, while Lachlan Jackson is the Jets’ best performer in this area with 41.

(And yes, we love the word ‘colossi’!)

Keeping It Clean

Newcastle (9.8) are the only team to have conceded fewer than 10 fouls per game so far this Hyundai A-League campaign.

Glory have conceded 101 fouls in their nine games to date, for an average of 11.2.

Comings and Goings

Glory v Roar - Liam Reddy diving

There has been a significant amount of player movement between Glory and the Jets over the years, with some of the more prominent men to have represented both clubs including Liam Reddy, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Adam Taggart, Josh Mitchell, Nick Ward and Scott Neville.

Joy For Jamie

Glory’s first Hyundai A-League goal against the Jets here in WA was scored by Jamie Harnwell who grabbed the opener during a 2-1 win for the hosts back in November 2006.

Luke Glavas bagged Glory’s last-minute winner after a Nicky Carle penalty had drawn the Jets level.


Dimi Petratos

Newcastle midfielder Dimi Petratos has created 28 chances this season, second only to Brisbane Roar’s Jay O’Shea (33).

Neil Kilkenny leads the way for Glory with 20.

Happy Harold

In his 20 appearances against Newcastle for Glory and Gold Coast United, forward Chris Harold has only been on the losing side three times.

The 27-year-old has accumulated a tally of five goals from the games, plus one yellow card.