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Newcastle Jets secure first away win of season

Newcastle has won it's first away match of the season, defeating North Queensland Fury tonight in Townsvlle. Whilst the home side had more possession, the Jets were able to make the most of their opportunities with two late goals securing the three points.

North Queensland Fury 0 Newcastle Jets 2 (Nikolai Topor-Stanley 78th, Sasho Petrovski 93rd) Crowd: 3,573 at Dairy Farmers Stadium

The result sees Newcastle only one point outside the top six but with two games in hand of sixth placed Melbourne Victory whilst the finals chances are less likely for bottom placed Fury, who are four points further behind.

The Fury had the lions share of possession in the first half and were unlucky not to take the lead in the 18th minute when Panagiotis Nikas hit a long range strike which crashed back off the crossbar.

The Jets were struggling to create scoring opportunities with Ruben Zadkovich's low shot easily saved by Fury keeper Justin Pasfield in the 36th minute.

Fury again dominated the second half but it was Newcastle who opened the scoring when Topor-Stanley rose high to head home a 78th minute corner.

Veteran striker Sasho Petrovski completed the scoring in the dying minutes with his third goal in three matches coming from a swift counter-attack.

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