Newcastle Jets break losing streak against Western Sydney Wanderers

THE Newcastle Jets celebrated a win at the weekend for the first time since December.

The team won 2-0 against second-placed Western Sydney Wanderers in Paramatta.

Two goals - one in each half - was enough to give the Jets new hope as play-offs loom.

Their aim now is to win a match in front of a home crowd, which has proved difficult for the Jets this season.

Winning away games has not been an issue for the Jets, the only team in the league to beat the top three - Brisbane, Western Sydney and Adelaide - away from home.

Yet 10 games have yielded only 10 points for the Jets, the worst record in the competition.

With four of the remaining six games at Hunter Stadium, Jets coach Clayton Zane said it was a statistic they needed to change fast.

They take on Melbourne Heart this Saturday at Hunter Stadium.

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