W-League: Newcastle Jets fuming after send-off in 2-2 draw with Perth Gloryphotos, videos

Larissa Crummer shown a red card against Perth on Saturday night. Picture: AAP/Tony McDonough
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Jets W-League coach Craig Deans believes his team are regularly being punished for not having big-name players after a controversial 26th-minute send-off marred an “unbelievable”performance from Newcastle in a 2-2 away draw with Perth on Saturday night.

Matildas defender Larissa Crummer was shown a straight red card for a challenge on superstar striker Sam Kerr, who slotted the ensuing penalty to make it 2-2 and cap a frantic opening 27 minutes at Dorrien Gardens.

Much like their 3-2 semi-final loss to Sydney last season, where they forced the game to extra-time despite losing Hannah Brewer to a red card in the first half, Newcastle held on against the odds to draw the round-seven game.

Deans said the effort from his side, who moved to seven points from six games, was unbelievable, but he was disappointed about the send-off call.

“What I’ve been told is that the rule is that as long as you’re making a football challenge–it’s definitely a penalty, I’ve got no problem with the penalty, but it’s not a red card, it’s a yellow card,” Deans said.

W-League: Newcastle Jets fuming after send-off in 2-2 draw with Perth Glory | photos, videos EARLY BLOW: Perth Glory celebrate Leticia McKenna’s fourth-minute goal against Newcastle on Saturday night in their round-seven W-League clash at Dorrien Gardens. Pictures: AAP/Tony McDonough

SHOCKED: Newcastle defender Larissa Crummer reacts after being sent off.

HURTING: Jets coach Craig Deans consoles injured star Taylor Smith.

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“She’s getting better with her all-round football contribution of being involved in the build up of play and organisation.

“She doesn’t play much at home so she’s obviously still learning and making her way in the game, but she was brilliant.”

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