A spirited Adelaide United ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at Coopers Stadium on Friday night, thanks to a second-half penalty from Marcelo Carrusca.
The win was just the third of the season for the Reds and a positive response after a humiliating 5-0 home thrashing a week ago at the hands of Perth.
The Reds are still five points adrift of second-bottom Central Coast, who face Melbourne Victory on Sunday, while the Jets drop out of the six on goal difference.
Adelaide United expect defender Dylan McGowan to play in the Reds' A-League match against Newcastle on Friday night despite his father being found guilty of murder in a Scottish court.
McGowan's father James McGowan faces a life sentence after being found guilty on Thursday in Edinburgh of the 1999 stabbing murder of his former brother-in-law.
Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor said on Thursday he expected McGowan to front against the Jets, but a final decision would be made on game day.
"We wait [until]...