Newcastle players are sweating it but not because of any ongoing club ownership worries. The Jets were caught putting in the hard yards ahead of their A-League season opener against F3 rivals Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.
A resurgent City head to Newcastle in strong form and eager to solidify their position in the top six. But it won’t be an easy task against a Jets side proving a far harder proposition to beat than they were earlier in the campaign.
Marquee man Robert Koren has marked his first starting appearance with a hat-trick as Melbourne City produced their most emphatic performance of the season with a 5-2 demolition of Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium on Tuesday.
Hosts Melbourne City are desperate for points to revive their flagging finals hopes when they host a Newcastle Jets side playing for pride and already planning for next season in round 21 of the A-League on Saturday night.