Adelaide United and the Newcastle Jets played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Bathurst, but the result did little for either team's hopes of reaching the A-League finals.
Sergio van Dijk's hot form continued, the Holland-born striker netting his sixth goal in five games in the 57th minute as United looked set to be rewarded for a dominant performance in the regional game.
Jets coach Gary van Egmond brought ex-Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers on with half an hour to go in an effort to add some firepower up front.
But it was fellow second-half substitute Jobe Wheelhouse who provided the Jets a lifeline after getting on the end of a Ruben Zadkovich cross to level in the 72nd minute.
The draw saw Adelaide move into seventh but left them three points adrift of sixth-placed Sydney FC, while the Jets remained ninth.