Newcastle make light work of Melbourne

Newcastle Jets 4 – Melbourne Victory 2 (A-League, December 19, 2008) The Jets ran out comfortable winners after Matt Thompson’s hat-trick and a Jin-Hyung Song goal gave the hosts a 4-nil lead. Late goals from Danny Allsopp and Ney Fabiano were little more than a consolation for the Victory.

Wellington Phoenix 1 – Central Coast Mariners 0 (A-League, December 19, 2008) Shane Smeltz was the match-winner for the Phoenix scoring the only goal after just one minute 26 seconds.