As the clock ticked down at Magic Park, scores were level a 1-1 and the Wanderers had a corner.

Hannah Beard delivered a dangerous ball across the box. Southwell punched it away but couldn’t properly clear as the ball fell at the feet of Carmelina Moscato who flicked it into the net. Goal, 2-1. The Canadian international defender had stolen it for Western Sydney.

They’d created less chances but they won where it counted, on the scoreboard. The Wanderers and their strong contingent of traveling fans were going home happy with a gritty win against the odds.

The home side hung their heads, they were stunned. The Jets players could not believe what had just happened, they’d dropped points in a game they felt they should have won.

The Jets dominated the first half after opening the scoring in just the third minute and it should have been a long afternoon for the Wanderers but they withstood the relentless Newcastle attack to come away with a win to show for their fighting qualities.

The Jets had the better of the possession and the chances throughout the match. They dominated the Wanderers everywhere but the scoreboard with the likes of Rhali Dobson regularly getting in behind the defenders and causing them problems.

Chloe Logarzo also contributed well for a second game running showing some good vision and passing skills whilst also showing she wasn’t afraid to have a crack at goal which added an extra threat to Newcastle’s attack.

In a worrying trend for Newcastle, for the third week running they had more chances then the opposition but just couldn’t find the back of the net consistently.

Striker Rhali Dobson had several looks including a shot that cannoned off the post in the first half and two one on one chances in the space of a minute in the second half and a striker of her calibre would expect to finish those.

Coach Craig Deans will no doubt focus on their finishing at training this week and it may just be a matter of time before the likes of Dobson find their goal scoring form. They may also look to work on their defensive set pieces after conceding both goals from corners that potentially could have been dealt with.

For Western Sydney captain Keelin Winters lead the way in midfield and her combination with Linda O’neill and Hannah Beard instrumental in creating Wanderers chances and the eventual comeback.

Western Sydney’s confidence will be further boosted after recording their first win as they continue to improve on a weekly basis.

The Jets can also take confidence out of this match. They were able to dominate the game for long periods and create a host of chances for their strikers.

Next weekend the Western Sydney Wanderers face the struggling Melbourne Victory at Marconi Stadium while the Newcastle Jets will be looking to redeem themselves in front of their home fans as they host defending champions Canberra United.

Canberra United are also coming off a loss after struggling to deal with the pace of Melbourne City last start, something the Jets may look to exploit.

Newcastle Jets 1 (Jenna Kingsley 3’)

Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Chloe O’Brien, Carmelina Moscato 92’)

Saturday 7 November 2015

Magic Park, Broadmeadow, Newcastle

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Kelly Jones

Newcastle Jets: Hannah Southwell (gk), Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Megan Oyster, Caprice Dydasco, Cassidy Davis (Kobie Ferguson 92’), Gema Simon (c), Tara Andrews, Rhali Dobson, Chloe Logarzo (Clare Wheeler 92’), Jenna Kingsley (Sophie Nenadovic 61’), Hannah Bromley

Substitutes – Claire Coelho (gk)

Cautions – Hannah Bromley 78’

Western Sydney Wanderers: Jada Whyman (gk), Carmelina Moscato, Chloe O’Brien, Rachael Soutar, Helen Petinos (Alix Roberts 92’), Erica Halloway (Tara Pender 83’), Michelle Carney, Keelin Winters (c), Hannah Beard, Ellie Carpenter, Linda O’Neill (Elizabeth Grey 54’)

 Substitutes – Teagan Micah (gk)

Cautions – Hannah Beard 35’, Keelin Winters 64’