The Newcastle Jets have defeated Sydney FC 5-2 at the SFS on Sunday afternoon.
The Newcastle Jets convincingly defeated Sydney FC 5-2 at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Nikolai Topor-Stanley scored the Jets' opening goal after 22 minutes and Ruben Zadkovich followed it up with a wonderful strike seven minutes later.
Kiwi international Jeremy Brockie added a third on 38 minutes, after he headed home a cross from Tarek Elrich.
But second half goals to Hirofumi Moriyasu and Michael Beauchamp threatened to turn the game on its ear before Brockie put the result to bed with his second in the 87th minute.
Ali Abbas completed the rout with an injury time goal and the Jets now take their spot inside the top six.
After Sydney FC dominated possession early, keeper Liam Reddy did well to block Ryan Griffiths' attempt at goal but the rebound fell for Topor-Stanley, who expertly looped his header just inside the far post for the first of the afternoon's seven goals.
If that stunned the Sydney faithful they were sent further into shock when Zadkovich doubled the advantage in the 29th minute.
Elrich headed a pass into Zadkovich's path and the shaven-headed No.10 let fly with a first time half-volley that screamed past Reddy and into the right-hand corner of the net.
Zadkovich provoked the Sydney fans by celebrating at their end, turning his back and pointing to the name on his back as the abuse rained down on him.
Sky Blue fans had more to worry about when a diving Brockie headed home a beautiful cross from Elrich to fire the Jets ahead 3-0 just before the break.
Moriyasu pulled a goal back just two minutes into the second half for Sydney FC, cutting back on his right foot and slamming a hard, low drive past Ben Kennedy's outstretched left hand.
Beauchamp had never scored a goal in more than 100 league appearances in Australia but broke his duck in the 72nd minute to really set the game alight.
Brockie's second goal three minutes from time sealed Sydney's fate before Abbas added one more to the score sheet in injury time.
Match Details: Newcastle 5 (Topor-Stanley 22', Zadkovich 29', Brockie 38', 87', Abbas 96') Sydney FC 2 (Moriyasu 47', Beauchamp 72') Crowd:10,232