Melbourne Victory’s dismal start to the season has continued with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to the Newcastle Jets.
Angus Thurgate’s second-half strike was the difference; condemning Victory to a third straight defeat on a gloomy Sunday afternoon at AAMI Park and heaping the pressure on Victory coach Grant Brebner.
An uninspiring opening half was highlighted by a strong challenge from Storm Roux whose studs caught the chin of Connor O’Toole.
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Roux, perhaps surprisingly, only copped a yellow card but came off second-best after landing awkwardly on his neck which forced him off moments later.
Returning Victory winger, Callum McManaman came closest after the break with his long-range effort was parried brilliantly onto the post by…