Newcastle Jets have moved back into the Hyundai A-League top six despite being held to a 0-0 draw against Melbourne Victory on at McDonald Jones Stadium Monday night.
In a match rescheduled from Saturday due to the weekend heatwave in the Hunter, the Jets dominated and had the better of the chances against a sluggish Victory.
Chinese import Ma Leilei and midfielder Steven Ugarkovic both drew smart saves from Lawrence Thomas in a cagey first-half.
The Jets continued to threaten after the break with Thomas denying Hoole again, while Morten Nordstrand and Andrew Nabbout also went close for the home side.
Victory’s best chance came 17 minutes from the end when defender Daniel Georgievski struck the base of the post with a powerful effort from distance.
In the end neither could find a breakthrough as the Jets leapfrogged Western Sydney Wanderers into sixth spot, while Victory stay in second, 11 points behind leaders Sydney FC.
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