Newcastle substitute Nick Cowburn's first A-League goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Jets at home against leaders Sydney FC.
Sydney led for more than an hour on Saturday night at McDonald Jones Stadium after skipper Alex Brosque's 20th-minute header from a Rhyan Grant cross.
Cowburn's 87th-minute equaliser also came from a near-post header via a pinpoint free-kick from Dimi Petratos.
The Jets and Sky Blues both had chances to score a winner in stoppage time. Sydney substitute Charles Lokolingoy broke...
Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick may have earned another A-League foe after Wellington boss Mark Rudan labelled a critique of his side's structure disrespectful on Thursday.
The Phoenix have started the season admirably, with a win, a draw and a loss positioning them mid-table ahead of Friday's clash with Melbourne City. But Rudan's defensive 5-2-3 system has still come under fire, with Merrick -- himself a former boss of the Phoenix -- doubting its merits when the side concedes an early goal.
A second sweet Terry Antonis strike in as many games has lifted Melbourne Victory off the bottom of the A-League ladder and left winless Newcastle there, after Saturday's A-League Grand Final rematch.
Meeting for the first time since Victory shaded the Jets almost six months ago in the season decider, Melbourne recorded another 1-0 win on Saturday night at the same McDonald Jones Stadium venue.
With the exception of a goal being scored, the first half was similar to the grand final, with home side...