Jets return home for Finals push

The Jets’ hopes of qualifying for the Finals Series rest on the outcome of two crucial home games over the next fortnight.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets- hopes of qualifying for the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League Finals Series rest on the outcome of two crucial home games at Hunter Stadium over the next fortnight.

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With two rounds remaining, the Jets currently sit in seventh place on the Hyundai A-League ladder on 32 points, one point behind sixth-placed Sydney FC.

The Jets take on Melbourne Victory at Hunter Stadium on Saturday evening, before facing Adelaide United at the same venue the following Friday in two matches of vital importance that will decide Newcastle-s fate.

Sunday-s loss to Perth Glory means the Jets are no longer in control of their own destiny and must rely on the results of other matches to fall in their favour.

newcastlejets.com.au at the different scenarios which can play out over the next two weeks and what other results the Jets need in order to secure a Finals Series spot.

If Newcastle win their remaining two matches… The Jets will qualify for the Finals Series should Sydney FC drop points in either of their two remaining games against Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory.

Alternatively, if one or both of Melbourne Victory or Adelaide United lose their other remaining fixtures against Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Heart respectively (as well as losing their respective clashes against the Jets), Newcastle will secure a spot in the Finals Series.

Should one or both of Melbourne Victory or Adelaide United draw their other remaining fixtures, the spot will be decided on goal difference.

The final scenario would require Western Sydney Wanderers losing both of their remaining matches against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart, in which case, the Jets would move level on competition points and the spot will be decided on goal difference.

If Newcastle secure a win and a draw from their remaining two matches… The Jets will qualify if Sydney FC fail to acquire more than two points from their remaining two matches.

If Sydney FC pick up three points, the Jets would move level with the Sky Blues on competition points and the spot will be decided on goal difference.

If Newcastle win one and lose one of their remaining two matches… The Jets will qualify if Sydney FC fail to acquire more than one point from their remaining two matches.

If Sydney FC pick up two points, the Jets would move level with the Sky Blues on competition points and the spot will be decided on goal difference.

If Newcastle draw both of their remaining two matches… The Jets will qualify if Sydney FC fail to acquire any points from their remaining fixtures.

If Sydney FC pick up a point, the Jets would move level with the Sky Blues on competition points and the spot will be decided on goal difference.

If Newcastle draw one and lose one of their remaining two matches… The Jets would require Sydney FC to lose both their remaining matches, in which case the Jets would move level with the Sky Blues on competition points and the final spot in the top six will be decided on goal difference.

If Newcastle lose both of their remaining two matches… The Jets would be eliminated from Final Series contention.

THE RUN HOME 3rd - Western Sydney Wanderers (38 points, +4 GD) vs Brisbane Roar (h), vs Melbourne Heart (a)

4th - Adelaide United (37 points, +11 GD) vs Melbourne Heart (h), vs Newcastle Jets (a)

5th - Melbourne Victory (37 points, -2 GD) vs Newcastle Jets (a), vs Wellington Phoenix (a)

6th - Sydney FC (33 points, -2 GD) vs Wellington Phoenix (h), vs Perth Glory (h)

7th - Newcastle Jets (32 points, -2 GD) vs Melbourne Victory (h), vs Adelaide United (h)

8th - Wellington Phoenix (28 points, -9 GD) vs Sydney FC (a), vs Melbourne Victory (h)

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory Hunter Stadium Saturday April 5 Kick-off 5.30pm Tickets available from PROticket.