Deadlock left unbroken in Jets vs Canberra

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There was no breaking the deadlock for Newcastle Jets or Canberra United despite an abundance of chances in a slippery affair at Magic Park.

Newcastle came with high hopes of proving themselves after an unfortunate loss to Western Sydney Wanderers at home last week however were unable to take the lead against the reigning champions.

Looking dangerous in several opportunities, Newcastle dominated the first half, with Canberra United keeper Lydia Williams keeping them off the scoresheet.

The Matildas’ shotstopper had an impressive first half, denying the home team any chance of taking the lead. Jets’ keeper Hannah Southwell also had a good first half, keeping Canberra scoreless.

Both teams displayed strong defence in the first half, especially considering the state of the drenched pitch. Despite some slips and slides, the players didn’t let it get to them, creating some excellent opportunities.

Coming back from the half-time break Canberra looked determined, maintaining possession and creating some great chances.

Megan Oyster had a good defensive run, putting her body on the line to keep out Canberra and had a clear run toward the goal early in the second half, with a pass to Dobson only to be turned over to United.

Adelaide forced the Jets’ to scramble in the 63rd minute, with a series of close range shots being cleared.

Canberra had the potential to convert in the 67th minute but the ball was kept out of the sticks by Southwell and cleared by Chloe Logarzo.

A 73rd minute challenge left United’s Veronica Perez with the first yellow card of the match and Logarzo on the ground.

The second half held a series of chances for both teams, with the keepers well and truly earning their place.

Southwell stretched out to deny a 78th minute attack from Canberra as Oyster again steps up in defence as Williams calmly refuses the Jets’ chances of getting on the board.

With some hopeful chances late in the second half, neither team was able to take the lead, ending the game as a goalless draw.

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