Roy O’Donovan scored his first aim for Newcastle since returning to the Jets from Brisbane Roar, however it had loads of controversy connected.
After two targets had been dominated out for the Jets – for a referee deflection then an offside – the referee dominated an O’Donovan shot which twice hit the crossbar didn’t cross the aim line.
But VAR intervened and located the ball had in reality crossed the road, and awarded the Jets a aim.
Victory fought again within the second half as captain Ola Toivonen headed residence a easy end when he drifted unmarked to the sting of the six-yard field.
But the Jets have been buoyed by an A-League debut for celebrity import Wes Hoolahan, injured within the FFA Cup in pre-season. Hoolahan emerged off the bench within the 62nd minute and made a right away impression, inspiring his teammates to extra harmful assaults.
The Jets host Melbourne Victory at 7.30pm AEDT. Watch LIVE on Fox Sports 505 and comply with the motion in our reside weblog beneath.
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Newcastle Jets coach Carl Robinson makes his residence debut tonight, however it’s not simply the Newcastle devoted who will get a particular perception into his strategy.
Fox Sports could have a microphone on Robinson all through the whole conflict, with highlights of his finest vocals to play at halftime and full-time.
The always-vocal supervisor ought to provide a lot for followers to take pleasure in!
The Jets moved off the underside of the ladder final week, however must construct on a three-game unbeaten streak in the event that they wish to make the finals.
Melbourne Victory are just one place larger in ninth, nonetheless 9 factors behind Brisbane Roar in sixth.
They have only one win of their final 5 A-League video games, however will really feel assured towards the Jets given the final time the pair met Victory got here out 4-Zero winners.
Victory have been outclassed in a midweek Champions League loss, however shall be boosted by a begin for Marco Rojas on the wing.
For the Jets, Wes Hoolahan has made the bench and will earn a primary look of the season after a long-term damage.
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Kick-off 7.30pm AEDT
Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm