Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

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    The Newcastle Jets travel to Wellington in search of their first win of the season. (Image: Supplied)

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    Newcastle V Wellington


    Newcastle Match Completed Wellington
    6 SHOTS 8
    11 FOULS 12
    11 CORNERS 2
    4 OFFSIDES 3
    54 POSSESSION 46

    The high-flying Newcastle Jets take on bottom-of-the-table Wellington Phoenix this afternoon as round seven of the A-League continues at Hunter Stadium. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 3.00pm AEDT.

    A look at the form lines, and indeed the table, says that this should be a comfortable home win for Newcastle, who came into the weekend sitting in third position, one point behind league leaders Central Coast and Adelaide.

    Emile Heskey is in excellent form with five goals from six matches and has perfectly dovetailed with the youthful squad that Gary van Egmond has built.

    Despite going down 1-0 to an early goal from Joey Gibbs, the Jets rebounded to lead 2-1 at half time thanks to goals from Heskey and fellow striker Ryan Griffiths and held firm in the second half to take all three points.

    But if there is one team in the A-League that can never be underestimated, it is Ricki Herbert’s side Phoenix. A budget squad filled with New Zealand internationals and journeyman players, Wellington can beat anyone on their day.

    They may be winless since round one, but the Kiwis have an excellent record against Newcastle and the Phoenix’s hardened professionals could cause the youthful Jets with their physicality.


    2-1 Newcastle. In a competition where draws are strangely rare, I can see the young Jets snatching a late winner in front of the Hunter.

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    44' GOAL - Jeremy Brockie (Wellington)

    50' YELLOW CARD - Louis Fenton (Wellington)

    81' GOAL - Jeremy Brockie (Wellington)

    86' YELLOW CARD - Josh Mitchell (Newcastle)

    87' GOAL - Paul Ifill (Wellington)

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    • 8:04pm
      Stevo said | 8:04pm | ! Report

      Didn’t see match today but from the accounts I’ll be happy if Jets bring their game down to Melbourne next weekend 🙂

    • 5:07pm
      kelvin g said | 5:07pm | ! Report

      i’d like to see perth glory lose at home too, come on mate!!!

    • 5:04pm
      kelvin g said | 5:04pm | ! Report

      can the australian FA look to see if a possible match fixing here?!

    • Roar Guru

      wisey_9 said | 5:03pm | ! Report

      FULLTIME Jets 0 – 3 Nix

      And it’s all over.

      Not the prettiest spectacle today, but the Nix deservedly won. Ricki Herbert executed a perfect smash and grab job, and will be delighted to see his Nix spring from last place into 6th.

      It’s back to the drawing board for GVE, as his Jets team were insipid today…

    • Roar Guru

      wisey_9 said | 4:58pm | ! Report

      95′ Jets 0 – 3 Nix

      Totori beats everyone on the break, and then misses from point blank range…

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      wisey_9 said | 4:51pm | ! Report

      87′ Jets 0 – 3 Nix

      A streaker has interrupted play… probably the most entertaining move by a Novocastrian today…

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      wisey_9 said | 4:50pm | ! Report

      86′ Jets 0 – 3 Nix


      Paal Ifill converts a penalty well won by Totori. Mitchell is lucky to still be on the park…

      Newcastle have just not shown up today.

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