Top 5: Jets’ biggest wins

There’s been many victories that will stick in the minds of Newcastle Jets fans.

Some will be for their importance to our seasons, some will be for the exciting, nail-biting finishes, however others are just because of the sheer dominance we showed and numerous goals scored.

Below is the list of the top five biggest victories Newcastle Jets sides have experienced and how we did it.

=5. Wanderers 1-5 Jets, A-League Men’s 2018-19, Round 17

Coming in at equal #5 was a victory that occurred not too long ago, where we managed to lock up the three points within the first 50 minutes.

While the Wanderers had the first chance of the game through Oriel Riera, the first goal came from Dimi Petratos with a thundering strike after just 18 minutes.

Four minutes after that, Jason Hoffman was in on the action with a goal, before Roy O’Donovan made it 3-nil with a rebounded penalty on the stroke of half-time.

All hope for a possible comeback was dashed early in the second half when Matt Ridenton popped his lone goal for the Club, before O’Donovan pursued one of his greatest hobby – scoring penalties – to make it five.

=5. Mariners 1-5 Jets, A-League Men’s 2017-18, Round 1

Who doesn’t love a first round derby? Well Mariners fans certainly didn’t when we visited the Central Coast in 2017.

The hosts may have struck first through Asdrubal Hernandez after five minutes, but it didn’t take long for O’Donovan to answer back, scoring just a few minutes later from the dot.

The Irishman then stuck the boot into his old club with two more goals in the first half, becoming just one of five Jets at the time to score a hat-trick.

Joey Champness and Dimi Petratos put the icing on the cake late in the second half to bring our total to five.

The best part is that wasn’t even our biggest derby win that season…

4. Jets 5-0 Wellington, A-League Men’s 2013-14, Round 24

What a lovely Autumn night this was in the Hunter back in 2014.

In a disappointing season where we narrowly missed the finals, this night was a shining light as we flexed our muscle over the Phoenix with four different elite goal scorers.

The first was Emile Heskey to give us the lead. Next came Joel Griffiths who was in the midst of his three stint with the Club.

Then it was the young star, Adam Taggart who managed to score a double, helping him on his way to receiving the League’s Golden Boot and Young Player of the Year award, while lastly was the other Englishmen, Michael Bridges, who finished off the game with a tremendous volley.

Ahh, memories.

3. Roar 1-6 Jets, A-League Men’s 2018-19, Round 26

It was another year we were finished off the season on a goal scoring high and it came at the expense of Brisbane at their home.

Right from the word go the Jets were on the offensive. Champness grabbed the first from a deflected shot before O’Donovan latched onto a ball into the box for the second.

The second half came around and the hosts managed to nab one back through Zac Duncan early on, but O’Donovan turned the game back in our favour flying through the air to score with his head just five minutes later.

We managed to score yet another deflected goal to make it four, Champness grabbed his second from close range to make it five, and the satisfying sixth came from the boot of Kwabena Appiah who scored a one-on-one strike.

=1. Jets 7-1 Adelaide, A-League Women’s 2010-11, Round 9

Our joint biggest victory was courtesy of the W-League side at their former home of Wanderers Oval (now known as Magic Park).

The first half against Adelaide was tough. Melissa Feuerriegel scored our first which was followed up by a goal to the visitors, but in the second half, our women sprung to life.

After an own goal made us 2-1 to the good, Feurriegel scored her second, before our local girl Tara Andrews began her demolition in front of goal.

Two months away from her 17th birthday, a young Andrews managed to smash four past Adelaide to seal a famous victory in one of the great Jets individual performances.

=1. Mariners 2-8 Jets, A-League Men’s 2017-18, Round 27

We remember this like it was yesterday.

In 2018, our regular season ended with one of the most decisive derbies to date, as our A-League side took over the Central Coast.

It was a strong start to the game as Champness scored within ten minutes with a great individual run and that was backed up by two quick goals – the first from O’Donovan, and the second from Riley McGree.

While the Mariners were able to find a way through to make it two-goal game heading into half time, our second half blew them off the pitch.

McGree grabbed two more to seal his hat-trick, Lachlan Jackson got his first Jets goal, O’Donovan scored a penalty, and Dimi Petratos seized a goal as well.

It was a night that will long be remembered if you’re Jets supporter.

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