Heskey scores winner as Jets down Wanderers

ADRIAN WARREN
Last updated 21:50 10/11/2012
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RE HOT FORM: Emile Heskey celebrates scoring the winning goal for Newcastle Jets against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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English international striker Emile Heskey maintained the hot start to his A-League career by netting the winner in Newcastle's 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

Heskey's close range flick from a Craig Goodwin cross in the 35th minute was his fifth goal in six games, as the Jets came from behind to win.

Newcastle finished the game with ten men after substitute Jacob Pepper received a second yellow card just before the 90th minute.

The Jets survived a second half bombardment from a Wanderers side urged on by the majority of the 9,011 crowd.

Wanderers created some good second half opportunities, but were foiled by a couple of fine close range stops from Newcastle goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.

Western Sydney got off to a fine start with Joey Gibbs scoring from close range in the 15th minute after some slick passing from Aaron Mooy, Youssouf Hersi and Shinji Ono cut the Jets defence to shreds.

Ryan Griffiths equalised in the 27th minute with a header from a Scott Neville cross from the right.

Heskey got in ahead of Nikolai Topor-Stanley to squeeze in his winner off the post.

It was the first time the fledgling franchise had conceded more than one goal in a game.

Newcastle are still looking for their first clean sheet of the season, but have scored at least twice in each of their past four matches.

Wanderers suffered a blow before the game when skipper and defender Michael Beauchamp withdrew with an illness.

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