Newcastle Jets vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
2pm, Saturday, 7th November
Magic Park, Newcastle
After a bye and two away matches for the Newcastle Jets, they now return to Magic Park, this Saturday, in their first home game of the season, as they take on new side Western Sydney Wanderers in their inaugural match-up.
The match will prove to be an exciting one with the Wanderers coming to Magic Park from a loss to Sydney FC last weekend and eager to make amends, whilst the Jets are playing for their first time in front of their supporters at home.
Last weekend saw Newcastle claim a win over Melbourne Victory at home with backing up a goalless draw against Perth Glory in their opening match.
With four points already on the board, the Jets will be eager to prove themselves at home.
The Western Sydney Wanderers have struggled so far this season and will come to Magic Park determined to travel back down the freeway with three points.
A draw in the opening round followed by two defeats puts the Wanderers on notice for a long season ahead and they will be looking to get their campaign back on track this Saturday.
The Jets come into the match buoyed by a win last weekend in Melbourne and at full strength with Matildas’ Tara Andrews and Georgia Yoeman-Dale back in the squad.
The battle at Magic Park this Saturday along with backing up again the following weekend at home provides the Jets the opportunity to secure a vital six points and retain a top four spot in the ladder. Although early days, with such a positive start could see them better a fifth place finish from last season, with a place in the final series.
One thing’s for sure – the Newcastle Jets at home are a force to be feared, and Craig Deans will look to secure maximum points from his side from this weeks and next week’s matches.