Alessandro Del Piero was the star for Sydney FC as he proved to be a vital element of the Sydney FC midfield as the attacking looking side really took the match to Newcastle.
It was another one of those early season matches that proved the meaninglessness of pre-season friendlies with Sydney FC having poor results while the Jets impressed in their pre-season results.
It took a while for the match to get going as both teams looked to get used to their shape for the new season creating a tight midfield battle.
Just after the 20th minute the match really caught fire as both sides were able to generate solid goal scoring chances.
Sam Galloway made a run in to the box for the Jets and shaped to shoot only for Sydney FC striker Joel Chianese to come to the rescue and make a diving challenge to deny Galloway's effort.
That allowed Sydney FC to move well down the field as Ali Abbas made a good run on the left before he sent the ball to Alessandro Del Piero who drew attention and sent the ball to Chianese who was denied as his heavy first-touch allowed Mark Birighitti to smother the shot.
That seemed to spark Sydney FC as Matt Thompson was able to volley from the edge of the area as it hit the crossbar and hit Birighitti's back but bounced just wide of goal.
It was Del Piero's skill that would put Sydney FC ahead in the 36th minute as he ran at the Jets defense who gave him time and space before Connor Chapman came forward and won possession for the Jets only for Zenon Caravella's horrible night to get in the way as he forced his own team mate to lose possession.
That then gave the ball back to the Italian legend who was able to get around the few remaining defenders and easily slot home inside the post for the first goal of the new season allowing Sydney FC to take a 1-0 lead in to the break.
The Sky Blues opened the second half in control as they never really looked threatened by the Jets but still struggled to create genuine chances in the opening stages of the half.
On the hour mark Sydney FC doubled their lead and again Del Piero was crucial as he stole possession from Caravella, who proved to be a liability all night for Newcastle, and then made a run at goal.
Del Piero drew defenders again which left Chianese in space allowing the Italian to cross for Chianese who capped his impressive night with a goal of his own.
Newcastle looked to try and force the issue in the final half-hour, after taking off Caravella, but the Sydney FC defense stood firm with the Jets restricted to some set-pieces for the best chances.