City undefeated W-League campaign continues

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Melbourne City took to Hunter Stadium undefeated in eight rounds of the 2015/16 Westfield W-League season and left with their undefeated status intact.

City showed their dominance in the first half using speed and power to take the lead and went on to win the game 1-0.

Both teams had chances but Jets’ lacked the creativity to open up enough opportunities while City couldn’t get through the steady Newcastle defence.

That was until the 43rd minute when Beatrice Goad hit an impressive strike into the back of the net to give City the lead and 1-0 scoreline.

The lineswomen earned their keep, with the offside flag drawn many times in the first half as both team struggled to stay in line with the defenders.

Newcastle came back from the break looking more promising but something seemed to be holding them back as they struggled to get a shot off.

City had a great chance to extend their lead in the 55th minute but couldn’t convert as a quality cross from Stephanie Catley connected with Kim Little who chipped the ball straight over the bar.

The Jets looked dangerous in the 78th minute as Caprice Dydasco set up an impressive cross that glided past City’s defence toward substitute Wheeler who couldn’t get a head to it.

Chloe Logarzo had two close calls for injuries in the first half going down with ankle pain and another in the second but she powered through until the 84th minute, replaced by Kobie Ferguson.

Up against an undefeated and high quality team the Newcastle Jets did well to keep the game close. Despite the loss the Jets’ defence was solid, Megan Oyster displaying quality skills and goalkeeper Hannah Southwell making some impressive saves.

The Melbourne City squad will continue to be the one to beat as they head into Round 10 of the Westfield W-League undefeated.

Newcastle Jets: 1. SOUTHWELL Hannah (GK), 3. YEOMAN-DALE Georgia, 4. OYSTER Megan, 5. DYDASCO Caprice, 6. DAVIS Cassidy, 7. SIMON Gema (C), 9. ANDREWS Tara, 12. LOGARZO Chloe, 13. JONES Adriana, 17. KINGSLEY Jenna, 19. BROMLEY Hannah

Substitutes: 8. FERGUSON Kobie, 16. BOZANIC Siahn, 18. WHEELER Clare, 20. COELHO Claire (GK)

 

Melbourne City: 1. DAVEY Brianna (GK), 4. BEATTIE Jennifer, 5. ALLEWAY Laura, 6. LUIK Aivi, 7. CATLEY Stephanie, 8. LITTLE Kim, 9. CRUMMER Larissa, 10. FISHLOCK Jessica (C), 11. DE VANNA Lisa, 15. JACKSON Amy, 16. GOAD Beatrice

Substitutes: 3. CHIDIAC Alexandra, 13. STOTT Rebekah, 17. TABAIN Marianna, 20. BURKE Trudy (GK)

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