Newcastle Jets 1 Brisbane Roar 2: Welsh makes unfortunate impact

Allan Welsh came off the bench to score an own goal that proved decisive as Newcastle Jets lost 2-1 to Brisbane Roar on Friday.

Brisbane Roar snatched a 2-1 victory over Newcastle Jets in the A-League courtesy of Allan Welsh coming off the bench to score a decisive own goal at Hunter Stadium.

Newcastle looked set to claim a point when teenage substitute Radovan Pavicevic grabbed his first A-League goal to cancel out Jean Carlos Solorzano's opener.

However, there was to be a late twist in the tale as a 93rd-minute free-kick from Thomas Broich found the net via a deflection off Welsh, who had just entered the fray as a replacement.

Brisbane are now one point off the top six, while the Jets remain second-bottom with eight points from 16 matches.