Brown proud of fighting Jets after Victory loss

Classy English import Wayne Brown was disappointed with his team’s 4-2 loss to Melbourne Victory on Monday night, but was impressed with the manner in which Mark Jones’ men fought all night.

The Jets were very much in the game before Victory opened the scoring on the half hour mark.

And even after going 3-0 down in the second half, the Hunter club fought back well and showed why many believe with some transfer window signings, they’ll make finals football this season. 

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“We were in the game from the start,” Brown told Fox Sports.

“The penalty [to Victory in the first half] changed the momentum for them but proud of the boys, it could’ve been easy to chuck the towel in away to such a strong team.

“But we stuck in there, got a couple of goals and fought to the end.”

The Jets certainly fought to the end and with a bit of luck could’ve got a third. 

Victory's Besart Berisha slots the penalty that made him the Hyundai A-League's greatest-ever goal-scorer.

Though without their injured captain Nigel Boogaard, it was always going to be a struggle for the Jets against the free-scoring Big V.

“I sensed it from the start of the second half. We were in there, creating chances and just defensively we can’t be conceding the goals we have in the last couple of games, as it  gives us much tougher work to do at the other end of the pitch.”

Jets coach Mark Jones added he was “extremely disappointed” with the manner in which his side conceded some of the goals.

Newcastle remain in seventh spot one point out of the six ahead of their next challenge away to Brisbane Roar on Saturday.