Western Sydney Wanderers ultimately proved too much for Newcastle Jets, stealing the game in stoppage time.

Newcastle Jets put on a show for the abundance of Western Sydney Wanderers fans, with an early goal in the third minute kicking off the match. Jenna Kingsley got hold of a cross from Rhali Dobson to open the scoring and set the pace at Hunter Stadium.

With a crowd of roughly 1600 the Westfield W-League match up brought an impressive crowd to the Jets’ first home game and while there was a lot of red and black to be seen, they definitely gave the home crowd something to be excited about.

The Jets were dominant in the first half, only Wanderer’s goalkeeper Jada Mathyssen-Whyman preventing them from entering the sheds in the lead.

Dobson made an incredible 60-meter run for the Jets, putting her speed on display only to shoot over the bar.

Newcastle captain Gema Simon proved her worth in the team, dropping to defence and doing an impressive job to stave off attacks. Simon had some excellent touches in the first half to deny Wanderers any chance of landing one in the net.

With not much action in the midfield, both teams opted to play a series of long balls to either end of the field, making for numerous goal opportunities and equally allow Mathyssen-Whyman to show everyone who’s boss.

A close call for Jets’ goalkeeper Hannah Southwell came in the 40th minute as Michelle Carney reminded us of the Birighitti-Smeltz incident of Round Three in the A-League, keeping her boot in for a moment too long.

Western Sydney came back from the break with some new-found motivation, reclaiming some of the possession they lost in the first half and finding the back of the net in the 51st minute.

A corner from Wanderers captain Keelin Winters and an all-in scramble from the team resulted in the game back on level pegging, Chloe O’Brien scoring off the head to make it 1-1.

The Jets’ quickly found their way to the other end of the park in an attempt to take back the lead, however their efforts were denied yet again by Mathyssen-Whyman.

Several more missed opportunities followed, with Dobson off-target in a one-on-one with the ‘keeper. Desperation started to kick in around the 66th minute as Dobson missed another one-on-one.

The game would take a late turn as the Wanderers nabbed a winner to steal the game. Carmelina Moscato headed home in a recreation of the Wanderers first, providing the traveling Red & Black Bloc with much to celebrate.

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20 year-old Bachelor of Communication student, sports nut and sneakerhead following the Newcastle Jets through the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.