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Report by Angela Bacic/Alyshia Razmovski
Newcastle Jets Women will go into next weeks bye breathing a little easier after a resounding 4-0 defeat of Brisbane Roar in Round 7 of the Westfield W-League at AJ Kelly Field at Kippa-ring on Sunday.
The win moves the Jets into equal third on the Westfield W-League ladder sitting behind Melbourne City and Canberra United, sharing third with Sydney FC but ahead of the Sky Blue on goal difference.
With Jets Tara Andrews, Chloe Logarzo and Georgia Yeoman-Dale on Westfield Matildas duty and Roar with five regular starting XI players also unavailable through international duty and a suspension, both sides were under pressure to deliver on the day.
And the home side were on the back-foot early in humid and hot conditions as they conceded a goal after just 21 minutes, with Adriana Jones scoring for the Jets.
The new line-up, which included a host of youngsters, refused to be rattled and there were moments of brilliance from the attacking players as they linked with each other and made menacing crosses into the box.
However, indecision on the ball and wasted chances denied the Roar Women an early equaliser.
As the match wore on, it became more evident that key Roar players were missed and a patched-up defence struggled at times under constant pressure from Jets players Caprice Dydasco and Rhali Dobson and their surging runs down the flanks.
While younger members of the squad stepped up to fill important roles within the Starting XI – and there were moments when they stood out – the lack of fluency in the team started to show as Newcastle took greater control of the game.
While patches of the first half saw Brisbane play with confidence and dominance, the Roar Women faded in the heat of the second half and defensive structures began to break down which allowed the Jets to run away with the match.
The second half saw the Jets finally capitalize on their opportunities with goals to US import Caprice Dydasco (55’), Jenna Kingsley (78’) and a final goal to other US import Megan Oyster (85’).
Coach Craig Deans was happy with the result and the confidence his side showed in the absence of Andrews, Logarzo and Yeoman-Dale, as well as key play maker Rhali Dobson only playing 30 minutes due to injury.
‘The girls that came in off the bench really stepped up and all those that came on had an impact at some stage in the match,’ Deans said.
‘It was a good result, although I’d arguably prefer to win four games 1-0 than win one 4-0 but we came away with another clean sheet which is a great result on the road.’
‘The girls have put in so much effort at training the last couple of weeks with their finishing and I think we are really starting to see the results of this today,’ Deans concluded.
21’: Indecision in the Brisbane Roar defence lead to the defence being caught out by the Newcastle Jets attack and Adriana Jones scored in the bottom left corner from inside the box. 0-1
55’: A break on the right side of the pitch by Caprice Dydasco saw her one-on-one with Roar keeper Haley Kopmeyer as she came out to try and narrow the angle. The Jets striker placed her shot into the bottom left-hand corner. 0-2
78’: Jets’ Jenna Kingsley turned just inside the box and hit her effort into the bottom left corner. 0-3
85’: A free kick from just outside the 18 yard box by Megan Oyster hit the inside of the post and ricocheted into the back of the Roar goal. 0-4
Westfield W-League 2015/16 Round 7 at AJ Kelly Park, Kippa-ring, Sunday, 29 November, 2015.
Brisbane Roar 0
Newcastle Jets 4 (Jones 21’, Dydasco 55’, Kingsley 78’, Oyster 85’)
Brisbane Roar FC: 1. Haley KOPMEYER (gk), 3. Amy CHAPMAN (c), 6. Angela BEARD, 7. Gabe MARZANO, 8. Ayesha NORRIE, 12. Alisha FOOTE, 14. Summer O’BRIEN, 16. Ashley SPINA (Brooke GOODRICH 78’), 17. Emily GEILNIK, 18. Maili FORBES (Elise FRANCO 82’), 19. Sofie PERSSON (Cortnee VINE 57’).
Substitute not used: 20. Carrie Simpson (gk)
Yellow cards: Maili Forbes (13’) Red cards: Nil
Newcastle Jets: 1.Hannah SOUTHWELL (gk), 2. Sophie NENADOVIC (Miller 74’), 4. Megan OYSTER, 5. Caprice DYDASCO, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 7. Gema SIMON (c), 10. Rhali DOBSON (Wheeler 35’), 13. Adriana JONES, 17. Jenna KINGSLEY, 19. Hannah BROMLEY, 23. Siahn BOZANIC (Ferguson 62’)
Substitute not used: 20. Claire Coelho (gk)
Yellow cards: Ferguson 78’ Red cards: Nil
Referee: Rachel Mitchenson Assistance Referee 1: Renae Coghill Assistant Referee 2: Joanna Charaktis Fourth Official: Rebecca Durcau