A-League: Newcastle Jets to host grand-final replay against Melbourne Victory in round three | photos

The Newcastle Jets’ first home game of the 2018-2019 season will double as an A-League grand-final replay against the Melbourne Victory.  

The Jets host the defending champions at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, November 3 according to the draw released by Football Federation Australia on Thursday.

Newcastle’s third-round clash follows away trips to meet Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United just five days apart on Sunday, October 21 and Friday, October 26 respectively.

The Jets’ opening F3 derby against the Mariners takes place on the Central Coast in round nine (Sunday, December 23). The rivalry continues in rounds 15 and 22, both at Newcastle on Wednesday, January 23 and Saturday, March 16 respectively.  

Newcastle has been scheduled to play all home matches at McDonald Jones Stadium. The Jets challenged Melbourne City at Coffs Harbour in 2016-2017. 

The Jets travel to Kograh’s Jubilee Stadium to play Sydney FC on Saturday, January 19 (round 14) and to Geelong to play the Victory on Saturday, March 2 (round 21). 

A-League finals start on the first weekend in May. 

NEWCASTLE JETS: 2018-2019 DRAW

  • Round 1 v Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday, October 21 (5pm AEDT)
  • Round 2 v Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday, October 26 (7:50pm)
  • Round 3 v Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, November 3 (7:50pm)
  • Round 4 v Sydney FC at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, November 10 (7:50pm)
  • Round 5 v Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium on Friday, November 23 (7:50pm)
  • Round 6 v Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Sunday, December 2 (7pm)
  • Round 7 v Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, December 9 (5pm)
  • Round 8 v Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, December 16 (5pm)
  • Round 9 v Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday, December 23 (5pm)
  • Round 10 v Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, December 30 (7pm)
  • Round 12 v Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on Wednesday, January 2 (7:50pm)
  • Round 11 v Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Sunday, January 6 (5pm)
  • Round 13 v Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Saturday, January 12 (7:50pm)
  • Round 14 v Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium on Saturday, January 19 (5:35pm)
  • Round 15 v Central Coast Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium on Wednesday, January 23 (7:50pm)
  • Round 16 v Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday, January 27 (8pm)
  • Round 17 v Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium on Friday, February 1 (7:50pm)
  • Round 18 v Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium on Thursday, February 6 (7:50pm)
  • Round 19 v Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday, February 15 (7:50pm)
  • Round 20 v Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, February 24 (5pm)
  • Round 21 v Melbourne Victory at GMHBA Stadium (Geelong) on Saturday, March 2 (7:50pm)
  • Round 22 v Central Coast Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, March 16 (5:35pm)
  • Round 23 v Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Saturday, March 30 (5:35pm)
  • Round 24 v Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, April 6 (5:35pm)
  • Round 25 v Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday, April 14 (7pm)
  • Round 26 v Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, April 20 (5:35pm)
  • Round 27 v Sydney FC at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, April 27 (5:35pm)