Sky Blues lift the Premiers Plate

Saturday April 15, 2017 by  

Sydney FC capped off their remarkable, record-breaking regular season in style defeating the Newcastle Jets 2-0 to smash the A-League points record and lay claim to being the greatest team in Australian football history.

Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque receives the 2016-17 A-League Premiership Plate from FFA CEO David Gallop.
Photo courtesy of Jaime Castaneda/Sydney FC

The win takes the Sky Blues to 66 points from a possible 81 this season with 20 wins to their name having dropped points in just seven games.

The total eclipses Brisbane Roar’s points total of 65 and was achieved with Sydney FC playing three fewer games.

Second half goals to Milos Ninkovic and Alex Brosque sealed the points for the Sky Blues, leaving their ecstatic fans to celebrate their team’s triumphant and watch skipper Brosque raise the Premiers Plate. Read more

Depleted Phoenix show glimpse of the future

Sunday March 26, 2017 by  

Wellington Phoenix have put aside concerns over All White absentees to reward their faithful fans with a vintage performance on Sunday night at Westpac Stadium.

Amid furore over the International and A-League fixture clashes the focus could have easily been on who was absent rather than who was present, but the Phoenix players that pulled on the yellow and black played with a spirit and belief that keep alive Wellington’s slim finals hopes.

In cool but clear conditions Wellington started the brighter fashioning a swag of half chances inside the first fifteen minutes. Read more

Star duo fire Phoenix to an away point

Monday December 26, 2016 by  

Strikes from star duo Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler helped Wellington Phoenix to a 2-2 away draw against Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium on Boxing Day.

Barbarouses gave Phoenix the lead in the first half with a fine individual effort from inside the box after the half hour.

While Newcastle managed to equalize shortly after the break through Andrew Hoole, a superb Phoenix move just seconds later was finished off by Finkler to restore Wellington’s lead. Read more

A-League 2015-16 Season to kick-off in October

Monday June 29, 2015 by  

The A-League 2015/16 Season kicks off in October with three blockbuster rounds featuring a Sydney Derby, Melbourne Derby and an Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory blockbuster at Adelaide Oval to give fans a turbo charged start to Season 11 of Australia’s premier domestic football competition.

The season will burst into action on Thursday 8 October as the Western Sydney Wanderers host Brisbane Roar, kick-starting a season that will run uninterrupted through to the A-League 2016 Grand Final, which will played on Sunday 1 May 2016.

Round one will feature the traditional interstate Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory clash at Adelaide Oval on Friday 9 October. Read more

Jets and Mariners play out scoreless draw

Saturday February 28, 2015 by  

The Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets have played out a 0-0 draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night in a fixture where both sides failed to capitalise in the front third.

Head Coach Phil Moss was content with his men who kept a clean sheet but was adamant that the defensive structure was not his main focus going into tonight’s F3 Derby.

“I’m delighted with the clean sheet having shipped four goals against Sydney last week, that was one of our focuses this week but it wasn’t THE focus. Scoring goals has to be the focus and I thought we had enough chances to get something out of the game and win it,’ Moss said. Read more

Jets crash as Glory’s home streak continues

Friday December 12, 2014 by  

Favourite son Richard Garcia slammed home his first goal for the season in the 12th minute, before Nebojsa Marinkovic scored another stunner four minutes before full time, to give Perth Glory a 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium on Friday night.

Perth Glory FC was rarely challenged by the winless Jets, who racked up their sixth loss of the season, while Glory recorded its eighth win of the season, and fifth consecutive win at home

In the 11th minute, a Glory counter attack proved lethal with Richard Garcia burying the first real chance of the game. After some classy build up play from Glory, Mitch Nichols attempted to swing a cross to the left into the path of Danny De Silva. Read more

Glory fly past Jets

Saturday November 1, 2014 by  

The undefeated run at home for Perth Glory FC in season 10 of the A-League has continued, with a 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets, thanks to a brace by super sub Jamie Maclaren.

The 21-year old Glory striker scored his two goals within 120 seconds and only a minute after coming off the bench.

Perth now sits in second spot on the ladder with two games remaining before the completion of round four. Read more

Deadly Duke downs Newcastle

Saturday October 11, 2014 by  

Central Coast Mariners have kicked off their A-League 2014/15 campaign with a win after Mitchell Duke’s late goal earned the yellow and navy a 1-0 #F3Derby triumph over arch-rivals Newcastle Jets in Gosford on Saturday.

In the second minute of added time at the end of the match, Duke finally broke the deadlock at Central Coast Stadium in front of healthy crowd of over 10,000 fans.

The youngster – who had been industrious throughout the encounter – snuck in following a well-weighted free kick into the box, and edged the ball beyond Jets custodian Mark Birighitti to ensure the Mariners started the tenth season of the A-League by securing maximum points at their fortress. Read more

Roar fall to Jets

Sunday February 16, 2014 by  

A second-half penalty converted by Adam Taggart was the difference as Brisbane Roar fell 1-0 to Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium tonight.

The Roar struggled to find their rhythm in the final third despite holding more than 70 per cent possession and having more shots on goal than their less-fancied opponents.

Newcastle fashioned the first chance of the afternoon inside two minutes as former England striker Emile Heskey skyrocketed a volley before Luke Brattan drove a free kick towards goal for Brisbane but couldn’t find the target. Read more

Jets down Roar in Newcastle

Sunday November 17, 2013 by  

Brisbane Roar has fallen to their second loss of the A-League 2013/14 season, losing 2-1 to Newcastle Jets in tough conditions at Hunter Stadium.

Roar midfielder Luke Brattan’s 39th minute effort was cancelled out by a second-half double from Newcastle striker Adam Taggart in a match dampened by non-stop rain.

In the match’s first clear cut chance, Dimitri Petratos and Thomas Broich combined at the top end the Roar attack in the 27th minute, allowing Petratos to unleash a low, driving shot just inches wide of the Newcastle goal. Read more