A first-half Jason Hoffman goal has given high-flying Newcastle a 1-0 A-League win over Wellington in Auckland.
The result takes the Jets closer to wrapping up second place ahead of the playoffs, while the Phoenix remain rooted to the foot of the table.
However, the home side, in their second outing under caretaker coach Chris Greenacre, put up a spirited performance on Saturday night at QBE Stadium.
The game's decisive moment came in the 43rd minute, Hoffman's initial shot rebounding back and he...
Newcastle Jets might have lost one attacking weapon but they've re-gained another with marquee star Ronald Vargas set to make his A-League return this weekend.
Vargas has spent the last four months on the sidelines but trained fully on Monday and is in line for his first minutes since breaking his leg in round three against Brisbane Roar.
His comeback is timely as the Jets prepare to play their first match since the loss of Andrew Nabbout, who was sold last week to Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds,...
Newcastle Jets attacker Andrew Nabbout says leaving the A-League club for Japan is bittersweet but it's an opportunity he can't pass up.
Nabbout is joining J-League powerhouse Urawa Red Diamonds, who tabled an offer moments after his match-winning goal against Sydney FC on Saturday night.
"It's a bittersweet moment to be leaving," Nabbout said in statement on Monday.
"We have got a great group of lads here and I'm loving my football but this is an opportunity I can't pass up, something I've worked...
A few months after quitting Wellington Phoenix, Ernie Merrick was ensconced in his native Scotland and in sore need of some entertainment.
Back in the southern hemisphere, Newcastle had just sacked coach Mark Jones because his A-League wooden spooners were miles away from providing anything even resembling entertainment.
Jones was the latest in a line of rookies shown the door after one season each, and chief executive Lawrie McKinna was determined to draft in a more experienced replacement.