Wellington and Sydney FC chalked up wins in round 8 of the A-League at the weekend, while the Mariners were outclassed by Brisbane.
The substitution of Port Macquarie’s Angus Thurgate in the second half made the difference for the Jets in their clash with the Wanderers.
The final score 2-nil.
Ernie Merrick had plenty of sympathy for his coaching rival, believing a penalty shout could’ve gone either way.
The Jets’ coach admits Newcastle’s second win on the trot will cause him a few selection headaches ahead of the trip to Adelaide.