Central Coast Mariners came from behind to draw 1-1 with Newcastle Jets, denying them a return to the A-League's top six and a first home F3 derby win in 1,590 days.
Aleksandr Kokko scored his maiden A-League goal to put the hosts ahead early but Scott Galloway made them pay for a sloppy start to the second half at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.
The result -- a seventh consecutive draw between the NSW rivals at this venue -- thwarted the Jets' bid to leapfrog sixth-placed Western Sydney on goal...
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.
Newcastle don't expect Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin to table an offer for Ma Leilei, amid speculation the import could leave the A-League just as he's prospering.
Ma signed for the Jets in October -- before coach Mark Jones had even seen him play -- to satisfy new owner Martin Lee's desire to have a Chinese player on his club's books.
With practically no first-team football experience in three years, the 27-year-old attacker was expected to struggle.
But the former Tianjin Teda man has...
The Hunter Stadium was again an unhappy hunting ground for Melbourne Victory, whose A-League Premier's Plate ambitions have all but dissolved after a stalemate with Newcastle Jets left them 11 points adrift of leaders Sydney FC.
The Jets reaped no reward from their dominant display on Monday night, but took a point to lift them back into the top six and in the hunt for a first finals berth in seven seasons.
Kevin Muscat had challenged his second-placed Victory side to perform at a ground he said...