Newcastle Jets
Adelaide United
Hyundai A-League R1
McDonald Jones Stadium
2016-10-09T06:00:00+00:00
Attendance
9,145

Spoils shared following tight tussle in the Hunter

The Hyundai A-League coaching reign of Mark Jones has begun with a promising point after the Jets held reigning champions Adelaide United to a 1-1 draw in their season opener on Sunday.

Two first half goals ensured both sides would bank a point at McDonald Jones Stadium, with returning Newcastle flyer Andrew Hoole coming closest to grabbing a winner in the second stanza.

New Jets signing Aleksandr Kokko almost opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when he blocked a clearance from Eugene Galekovic onto the cross-bar.

However the home side had their goal just a minute later when another club debutant, Wayne Brown, blasted home from distance.

The Jets gifted the Reds a way back into the match following a cheap turnover and confusion at the back on the half-hour mark but neither side was able to fashion a winner.

Jones has huge injury concerns heading into next weekend's clash with Aleksandr Kokko, Jason Hoffman, Daniel Mullen all leaving the field with injuries.

Re-live all the action in the match centre.

GOALS

1-0 Newcastle: Wayne Brown, 17’

The Englishman received the ball at the top of the box from Andrew Nabbout, took a touch and blasted a volley past Eugene Galekovic that went in off the far post.

1-1 Adelaide: Jesse Makarounas, 29’ 

A terrible mix-up between Daniel Mullen and Jack Duncan saw the ball spill out to Makarounas who was able to stroke a shot into an empty net from the top of the box.

OPTA STATS

The Reds continued their remarkable unbeaten run on the road from last season, extending their record to 11 matches.

Hyundai A-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 2 1 5 7
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 6 0 2 18
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 2 1 17
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 2 1 5 7
Canberra United Youth 8 1 0 7 3