Adelaide played out an entertaining draw with Newcastle Jets in the second round of the new A-League season.
Steven Ugarkovic is the Jets’ equilibrium, and the balancing player who can tip an evenly-matched grand final in his team’s favour.
Newcastle’s famous win over Sydney was a case study of their tactical strengths and flexibility this season
Nigel Boogaard and Nikolai Topor-Stanley have been an integral part of Newcastle’s successful A-League season
Ten rounds into this A-League season, the Newcastle Jets have stunned in their surge to second place, with Dimitri Petratos the playmaker at the heart of their success.
The combination of Andrew Hoole and Lee Ki-Je down Newcastle’s left proved too much for Daniel Alessi and the Wanderers to handle
Sydney FC regularly exposed the gaps between Newcastle’s midfield and defence to dominate proceedings in a narrow 1-0 win
In the A-League, a back three is traditionally a temporary or experimental tactical shape. Is it here to stay for the Newcastle Jets?
Two struggling sides finished with a point apiece.
Henrique scored the A-League’s first ever substitute hat-trick thanks to a shockingly bad performance from the Jets in the second half.