Newcastle consolidated its place inside the top six with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix in Wellington on Wednesday evening.

Adam Taggart got the Jets on the board after just 19 minutes before Michael Bridges doubled the visitors' advantage in the shadows of half-time.

Wellington hit back at the hour mark thanks to in-form striker Jeremy Brockie but could not find the equaliser.

The Phoenix remain on the bottom of the table trailing Perth Glory by a point.

More to follow.

Newcastle: 2 (A Taggart 19', M Bridges 44')

Wellington: 1 (J Brockie 60')