Jets fly over Phoenix in pre-season friendly

Newcastle Jets continue to impress ahead of the new Hyundai A-League season after a 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix in their pre-season friendly on Saturday.


*In an entertaining clash at Jack McLaughlan Oval in Edgeworth, both teams played some thrilling attacking football.

*The Jets took the lead through Roy O’Donovan on 27 minutes following a quick throw-in which sent the Irishman clear.

*Phoenix equalised just after the hour, with new signing Andrija Kaludjerovic peeling off his marker to head home after a pin-point cross from Adam Parkhouse.

*The Jets had the final say 11 minutes from time with in-form youngster Joe Champness finishing off a slick counter-attack with a unstoppable strike.


►Phoenix returns home to take on Team Wellington back-to-back matches on September 23 and 30.

►The Jets have wound up their Hyundai A-League pre-season schedule, with new recruit Venezuelan international, Ronald Vargas joining the team for training on Monday


Wellington Phoenix:  2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Scott GALLOWAY, 7. Gui FINKLER, 9. Andrija KALUDEROVIC, 10. Michael MCGLINCHY, 12. Adam PARKHOUSE, 13. Marco ROSSI, 14. Alex RUFER, 17. Ali ABBAS, 20. Lewis ITALIANO, 21. Ray KRISHNA

Subs: Tinahse MAROWA, Ryan LOWRY, Dylan FOX, Dario VIDIOIC, Hamish WATSON, James MCGARRY, Sapreet SINGH, Thomas DOYLE, Oliver SAIL, Andrew DURANTE, Matthew RIDENTON, Logan ROGERSON

Newcastle Jets:  1. Jack DUNCAN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN 4. Nigel BOOGAARD, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 7. Dimi PETRATOS, 9. Roy O’DONOVAN, 10. Wayne BROWN, 13. Ivan VUJICA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nick COWBURN, 44. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

Subs: Mario SHABOW, Lachlan Jackson, Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, Joe CHAMPNESS, Devante CLUT, Daniel ALESSI, Glen MOSS (GK), Jake ADELSON