Newcastle Jets suffered a disappointing 5-0 defeat at the feet of Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand on Sunday.
Goals to Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler in the first 45 combined with efforts from Matthew Ridenton and Roly Bonevacia in the second half - plus a 66th minute own goal from Jet Jason Hoffman - did the damage.
The Jets’ Hyundai A-League Finals Series hopes are now over, however the Club still has its annual community round to play at home this weekend.
On Saturday the Jets will host Western Sydney Wanderers, before rounding out the regular season away to Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC.
This Saturday’s match, fuelled by Greater Bank, will recognise the great work being done by OzHarvest and the Greater Charitable Foundation in the community.
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Wellington Phoenix 5 (Barbarouses 24’, Finkler 36’, Ridenton 49’, Hoffman (OG) 66’, Bonevacia 86’)
Newcastle Jets 0
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Referee: Jonathan Barreiro
Newcastle Jets: 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO (18. MA Leilei 50’), 10. Wayne BROWN (29. Joel ALLWRIGHT 71’), 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 28. John KOUTROUMBIS (2. Daniel MULLEN 46’)
Substitutes not used: 13. Ivan VUJICA, 50. Tomislav ARCABA (Gk)
Yellow cards: Brown
Red cards: Nil
Wellington Phoenix: 4. Roly BONEVACIA, 5. Ryan LOWRY (23. Matthew RIDENTON 46’), 6. Dylan FOX, 7. Gui FINKLER (25. Sarpreet SINGH 66’), 8. Alex RODRIGUEZ, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 11. Hamish WATSON (25. Logan ROGERSON 81’), 12. Adam PARKHOUSE, 13. Marco ROSSI, 17. Vince LIA, 20. Lewis ITALIANO (Gk)
Substitutes not used: 26. Jack SINCLAIR-HENRY, 30. Oliver SAIL (Gk)
Yellow cards: Singh
Red cards: Nil