Australian A-League review

Jets and Adelaide share points

January 25, 2012

Adelaide United and the Newcastle Jets played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Bathurst, but the result did little for either team's hopes of reaching the A-League finals.

Jobe Wheelhouse scored the equaliser for the Jets
GettyImagesJobe Wheelhouse scored the equaliser for the Jets

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Sergio van Dijk's hot form continued, the Holland-born striker netting his sixth goal in five games in the 57th minute as United looked set to be rewarded for a dominant performance in the regional game.

Jets coach Gary van Egmond brought ex-Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers on with half an hour to go in an effort to add some firepower up front.

But it was fellow second-half substitute Jobe Wheelhouse who provided the Jets a lifeline after getting on the end of a Ruben Zadkovich cross to level in the 72nd minute.

The draw saw Adelaide move into seventh but left them three points adrift of sixth-placed Sydney FC, while the Jets remained ninth.