Newcastle put last season behind them

Newcastle Jets have recorded a late victory for the second week in a row defeating Adelaide United 2-1 at McDonald Jones Stadium. Dimitri Petratos converted a controversial penalty to win the game for his side. His shot deflected of Ersum Gulum into Ryan Strain’s arm. George Blackwood netted his second goal in as many weeks cancelling out Andrew Nabbout’s opener who has six in seven. For Newcastle, their best ever start to a season gets better and better.

Newcastle’s seventh win of the season takes them to 23 points which is the most they have ever recorded at this stage of the season

Pts after 11 rounds

2017-18 23 points

2013-14 18 points

2005-06 17 points

2007-08 17 points

2015-16 13 points

2012-13 13 points

2006-07 13 points

2016-17 12 points

2009-10 12 points

2008-09 11 points

2010-11 8 points

2014-15 7 points

But perhaps for impressing is that the Jets have won more points after 11 rounds than they had at the end of the 2016-17 season (22 points). They also have more points so far this season than they did in the 2008-09 season (18 points) and 2014-15 season (17 points).

And for Jets fans, Ernie Merrick reckons his side is playing average football at the moment.

Write a Reply