Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque was a relieved man after the Sky Blues broke through for their first win since Round 4 after defeating the Jets 1-0 on Friday night at Allianz.
A desperate and well-organised Sky Blues outfit defeated a tough Newcastle thanks to Brosque’s second half strike.
“Very important. The main thing tonight was the win,” Brosque told ABC radio.
“While we completely dominated the match for about 60 minutes, until the goal and we probably should’ve gone on with it, but what was important was the win, it didn’t matter how we got it.
“We’ll build on this win ahead of next week’s game [away to Adelaide] and more good things will come.”
It was Sydney’s first win since picking up three points in Gosford on October 31 and moves the team to third on the ladder, albeit temporarily with Roar and Wanderers meeting on Saturday.
In a one-sided affair the Sky Blues were guilty of spurning numerous chances with marquee striker Filip Holosko the main offender, missing four gilt-edged opportunities in the first-half before holding on for a vital three points.
The Sydney FC captain left the pitch late in the game due to tightness in his hamstring. He immediately iced the area on his leg.
“It feels okay, a bit sore now but I’ll see tomorrow when I get some scans. I’m not sure if it was a really bad cramp or if it was something. I don’t think it’ll be too serious," he said.
Sydney FC defender Matt Jurman added: “Arnie [coach Graham Arnold] was very happy with the first half. He said it was the best half of football that he's had since he's been here.
"We knew we were creating chances and eventually we’d score a goal. We’re happy with the three points and a clean sheet.”