Newcastle Jets moved into the A-League top six for the first time this season with a solid 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.
Making his first league start, rookie forward Kaine Sheppard gave his team the lead with a close-range tap-in for his first career goal deep into first-half injury time on Sunday.
Then striker Jair sealed the win when he thumped a shot in the top-right corner to finish a three-on-two counter-attack in the 58th minute.
The goal drew an emotional celebration from the Brazilian, who...
A Ben Halloran brace delivered Adelaide United a 2-1 victory against an injury-hit Brisbane Roar and second spot on the A-League ladder.
Brisbane's loss at Adelaide's Coopers Stadium in a feisty Friday night fixture was compounded by injuries to in-form striker Adam Taggart, Eric Bautheac and Stefan Mauk.
Mauk and Adelaide's Taylor Regan were sent off for separate incidents in the second half and coaches Marco Kurz and John Aloisi had a heated sideline spat.
"The emotions from both sides were very...
Brisbane striker Adam Taggart needs more than his current purple patch of scoring to break into the Socceroos squad, his coach John Aloisi says.
Taggart has netted five goals in five A-League games this season, including a brace last weekend, to stake a claim to be part of Australia's squad for the Asian Cup in January.
But while Aloisi is certain the 25-year-old marksman will one day return to the international ranks, he says Taggart needs a prolonged stretch of form to warrant a Socceroos berth.
Brisbane claimed their first A-League win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Melbourne City, in a game that was a tale of two strikers.
Brisbane's Adam Taggart scored a brace for the Roar, but City star Bruno Fornaroli was nowhere to be seen at Suncorp Stadium after surprisingly being omitted by coach Warren Joyce.
The Uruguayan's absence dominated discussions before, during and after the defeat where City had the lion's share of possession but were largely toothless in attack.
Rumours were rampant...