Jets flying up the table
Newcastle Jets are in fourth place on the A-League table after the 3-2 win over Gold Coast United in round 18 of the A-League.
Four rounds ago the Jets were anchoring the table and their good run started after beating Sydney FC and from then on they have picked an extra six points.
There was a big result for Melbourne Victory when they beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-nil in Gosford. In their previous two encounters at the Etihad Stadium the Victory shipped in six goals with no response.
That victory kept the Melbourne outfit on top of the ladder especially after a rare loss in New Zealand for Wellington Phoenix who lost to Sydney FC 1-nil.
Like Jets, Sydney FC are on a mini good run and haven't lost a match since losing to the Jets.
There was also a huge result for Adelaide against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. Even though Adelaide stay rooted to the bottom of the table, the win means they are still in touch at least with the bottom four sides.
There were no draws in round 18 and the other team to win was North Queensland Fury who beat Perth Glory. Glory are in some sort of free-fall especially after going as high as third on the ladder not so long ago.
Round 18 is the third round so far this season without a draw and so this week I will take a look at the drawing trend as shown in the table below:
|Draw at half time, draw at full time||14||58.3|
|Home team leading at half time, draw at full time||7||29.2|
|Away team leading at half time, draw at full time||3||12.5|