Jet propelled United destroy Newcastle

Newcastle Jets 0-6 Western United

by Johnathan Stack (26/2/23)

Above: So much for Newcastle Jets to celebrate today at Newcastle Jets. Photo: Keep Up.

League leaders Western United destroyed Newcastle Jets getting revenge in style for their 2-0 defeat to the same team just over two weeks ago.

The visitors, led by assistant coach Helen Winterburn after Mark Torcaso suffered an injury himself, punished Newcastle from the off. Khali Johnson finally broke her duck for the season dispatching a ball in from Hannah Keane after a set-piece with just six minutes on the clock.

It got worse for Jets on 18 minutes when Emily Garnier was given a red card for pushing Adriana Taranto as the Western United player ran through.

Johnson added her second 10 minutes before the break, firing home after pushing up the left wing. Shortly afterwards, it was three as Jets keeper Georgie Worth could only direct Tyla-Jay Vlajnic’s corner into her own goal. Vlajnic herself got on the scoresheet just prior to the halftime whistle when she rocketed a shot into the net.

Western United added two further goals in the second period. First, Dani Steer scored from close range after 55 minutes with Keane celebrating her new contract at the club by grabbing her 11th of the season with 12 minutes left.

This victory now sets up next weekend’s game with Sydney FC, a battle between the top two perfectly. It’s going to be huge.

Teams: NEWCASTLE JETS (4-3-3): Worth, Clough, Garnier, King, Puxty, Johnson, Davis, Agnew, Gooch, Roach, Allan. Substitutes: Allen, Andrews, Coelho, Morley, Pountney.

WESTERN UNITED (4-3-3): Beall, Sardo, Cerne, Cummings, Beard, Sawicki, A.Taranto, M.Taranto, Johnson, Keane, Vlajnic. Substitutes: Dakic, Dall’Oste, Robers, Sinclair, Steer.

Scorers: Johnson 6′, 34′. Vlajnic 38′, 44′. Steer 55′. Keane 78′.

Referee: Bec Mackie. 

Attendance: 910.

Artwork: Charlotte Stacey, founder of On Her Side.

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