Jets see out 2022 in style

Newcastle Jets 2-0 Adelaide United

By Johnathan Stack (31/12/22)

Above: Lauren Allan celebrates her goal for Newcastle Jets. Image: NewcastleJetsfc Instagram

Newcastle Jets ended the year on a high, as they picked up a much-needed win in the Liberty A-League.

It was a belter of a day on the last day of 2022 at No2. Sportsground, as just under 900 fans watched Ash Wilson’s side pick up a 2-0 victory against Adelaide United, the Jets had lost three games on the bounce before yesterday’s game.

Adelaide had a good chance in the opening stages, as Melinda Barbieri went close with a free kick that was brilliantly saved by Georgina Worth.

United had the better of the chances in the opening half an hour with a few chances but to no avail. They went close again in the 27th minute as Dylan Holmes’ cross was flapped at by Worth and cleared off the line by Cannon Clough.

The Reds finished the half strong with Fiona Worts’ cross-turned shot almost catching Worth off guard as she looped the ball towards the goal and hit the crossbar.

Above: Adeliade United’s Chelsie Dawber battles for possession at Newcastle Jets yesterday. Photo: Adelaide United.

Into the second half and the Jets woke up, as Cass Davis nearly scored from a corner, but it was saved by Annalee Grove.

Adelaide thought they had broken the deadlock in the 53rd minute, but Chelsie Dawber’s effort was ruled out for offside.

Newcastle took the lead 15 minutes into the second half as a great ball from Davis set Lauren Allen away one v one with Grove and despite the goalkeeper’s best efforts, the ball found its way into the back of the net.

Allen bagged her second of the game two minutes from time to see the win as it was Tara Andrews’ turn to play through Allen to slot the ball home in the bottom corner of the net to seal all three points.

After picking their first home win of the season, Ash Wilson’s side will next play Sydney FC on the 7th of January at No.2 Sportsground at 3pm.

Teams: NEWCASTLE JETS (4-2-3-1): Worth, Allen, Garnier, King, Clough, Johnson, Davis, Allan, Brodigan, Konjarsky, Andrews. Substitutes: Puxty, Stapleford, Coelho, Morley, Gooch.

Scorers: Allan 61′, 88′.

ADELAIDE UNITED (4-3-3): Grove, I. Hodgson, McCormick, Waldus, E. Hodgson, Sasaki, Barbieri, Holmes, Dawber, Worts, Xiao. Substitutes: Condon, Hayward, Westland, Murray, Wilson.

Referee: Lara Lee

Attendance: 872.

Artwork by Charlotte Stacey, Founder of On Her Side.

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