The Fury managed to keep their season alive with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Jets who dropped to sixth on the table and now need a win this weekend to secure their spot in the finals.
Elsewhere in the league, Gold Coast United sent a message to the rest of the competition with a gritty 1-0 win over league leaders Melbourne Victory on Friday night, Wellington Phoenix went a step closer to booking their first finals appearance with a 1-0 home win over Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar knocked off Sydney FC and Perth Glory eased past Central Coast Mariners 3-1.
Gold Coast United: 1 (Zenon CARAVELLA 76') Melbourne Victory: 0 Date: Friday 29 January 2010 Venue: Skilled Park, Robina Crowd: 7,249 Yellow cards:GCU - Steve PANTELIDIS 34', Charlie MILLER 45', Zenon CARAVELLA 77', Shane SMELTZ 84' MV - Carlos HERNANDEZ 52', Kevin MUSCAT 65', Aziz BEHICH 90'+3
Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Jon McKAIN 21') Adelaide United: 0 Date: Saturday 30 January 2010 Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch Crowd: 19,258 Yellow Cards:WP - Paul IFILL 15', Leo BERTOS 79', Troy HEARFIELD 90+1' AU - Adam HUGHES 25', Robert CORNTHWAITE 40'
Brisbane Roar: 1 (Sergio VAN DIJK 87') Sydney FC: 0 Date: Saturday 30 January 2010 Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Crowd: 8,613 Yellow Cards:BR - Michael ZULLO 55' SYD - Stephan KELLER 47', Shannon COLE 50', Simon COLOSIMO 90'+3
Perth Glory: 3 (Danny MCBREEN 1'/13', Andrija JUKIC 45'+1) Central Coast Mariners: 1 (Adam KWASNIK 49') Date: Sunday 24 January 2010 Venue: ME Bank Stadium, Perth Crowd: 8,160 Yellow Cards:PG - Chris COYNE 52', Andy TODD 74', Jamie HARNWELL 89' CCM - Pedj BOJIC 90'+4
North Queensland Fury: 2 (Chris Grossman 39', Chris Tadrosse 80') Newcastle Jets: 1 (Matt Thompson 19') Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Crowd: 4,156 Yellow cards:NQF - Robbie Fowler 13', Dyron Daal 23' NJ - nil