Newcastle stays close to leaders in Australia’s A-League
SYDNEY (AP) — Dimitri Petratos scored in the 68th minute to give Newcastle a 1-1 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League on Sunday, keeping the Jets unbeaten on the season and within four points of first-place Melbourne City.
Mark Bridge gave the Wanderers a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute. The Jets have two wins and two draws.
In the other Sunday match, the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory also played to a 1-1 draw.
On Saturday, Melbourne City maintained its perfect start to the season — four consecutive wins — with a 2-0 win over Adelaide United, led by Ross McCormack’s two goals in the first half.
Sydney FC, in second place and two points behind Melbourne City, beat Perth 2-0 with Bobo and substitute Adrian Mierzejewski scoring goals from the spot in a game in which the Sky Blues were awarded three penalties.
Massimo Maccarone scored his second goal of the match, on a penalty in the 82nd minute, to enable the Brisbane Roar to draw 3-3 with the Wellington Phoenix.