Perth Glory's 15-year silverware drought is over after Tony Popovic's men secured the A-League's Premiers Plate with a 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Glory, who started Sunday's match five points clear of nearest rivals Sydney FC, knew a victory over the Jets would be enough to guarantee top spot with two rounds to spare.
Ivan Franjic's 65th-minute strike gave Glory all they needed in front of 11,349 fans at HBF Park, delivering the club their first piece of silverware since winning the 2004 Championship...
Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick's focus remains on building for next year despite a dramatic 3-2 win over Western Sydney improving their slender chances of making the A-League top six.
Teenager Angus Thurgate scored the 82nd-minute winner, his maiden A-League goal, at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night to lift the Jets to 29 points, five behind sixth-placed Adelaide, who host Wellington on Sunday, with three full rounds remaining.
Merrick was enthused about the contributions of Thurgate and...
Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick has given up hope of making the A-League finals.
With four games remaining, the seventh-placed Jets are seven points adrift of Melbourne City in sixth spot.
"When you're in a situation of waiting for other teams to lose matches, I don't think you're in a good place," Merrick told reporters on Tuesday.
"I can't see anyone losing that many games, two more games than us.
"So I don't think we're going...
The Wellington Phoenix continued their barnstorming finish to the A-League season, dispatching Newcastle 4-1 on the back of a superb David Williams treble at Westpac Stadium.
Chasing their first finals appearance in four years, Wellington have set their sights on overhauling either Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory to qualify third and needed a win on Saturday to stay on track.
Missing golden boot front runner Roy Krishna though suspension, Wellington needed Williams to step up and he was quick to oblige,...