Newcastle came into the W-League season with a new look squad. Many players came from the local WPL competition with just the one regular Matildas player in Emily Van Egmond as well as a host of former young Matildas and three quality American imports.
The final regular season match of the W-League and there is all to play for. Finals positions are on the line for Canberra United and Sydney FC, while the other teams are playing for finals positioning or pride.
Two rounds to go and there is still plenty on the line for all the W-League teams bet it the premiership, ladder positioning, a finals place or state pride.
Adelaide United have snapped a seven-game losing streak and won only their second match of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets in their Westfield W-League clash at Burton Park on Saturday.
A sensational solo goal from Nicole Sykes earned Canberra United a 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets on a hot Saturday at Deakin Stadium.
With four rounds to go until the finals and several teams vying for those coveted Top Four positions, this weekend's action in the Westfield W-League will have plenty on the line.
Brisbane Roar have fought back from a goal down to record a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Newcastle Jets in an action-packed Round 7 Westfield W-League clash at Wanderers Oval in Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.
The tightest season yet of the Westfield W-League has resulted in inconsistent results for many teams in the competition. Points have been hard to come by and playing well has not always assured victory.
How do the teams rate heading into the second half of the season?
Perth are the team to catch in the second half | Getty
Western Sydney Wanderers have increased their unbeaten streak in the Westfield W-League to four matches after an impressive 3-0 win over the Newcastle Jets in sweltering conditions at Campbelltown Sports Ground on Sunday.
With the Perth Glory and Canberra United postponed, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory have the opportunity to close the gap and consolidate a position in the Top 4 with a win. Adelaide United and Sydney FC will be both looking to bounce back from last week's losses when they clash while Western Sydney and Newcastle Jets are both hoping to continue their winning form.