CLASH: Thomas Broich, of the Roar, and Ruben Zadkovich, of the Jets, challenge for the ball at Suncorp Stadium yesterday.
CLASH: Thomas Broich, of the Roar, and Ruben Zadkovich, of the Jets, challenge for the ball at Suncorp Stadium yesterday. PHOTO GETTY IMAGES

Roar fails to bring down Jets hoodoo

BRISBANE Roar has failed to stretch its lead at the top of the A-League ladder following a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of bogey side Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium yesterday.

It was the Roar's third loss of the season to the Jets, marking only the third time in the Brisbane club's history that an A-League side has completed a hat-trick of wins in the same season.

The Roar remains seven points clear of Western Sydney Wanderers at the top in the race for the Premiers' Plate but coach Mike Mulvey would have been disappointed his team could not have stretched the advantage to at least eight against a side which had not won in is past seven outings.

Newcastle went in front thanks to an Adam Taggart penalty on 59 minutes and held on to secure a first win for coach Clayton Zane.

The Jets are now unbeaten in five straight games against Brisbane, a streak that includes three straight wins.


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