The Newcastle Jets claimed back to back wins for the first time in three years, defeating the hapless Brisbane Roar 4-1 in what was their biggest win over the Queenslanders, thanks to goals from Tori Huster a double to Emily Van Egmond and an own goal to Roar defender Chapman.

The win further pressed the Jets claims for a finals birth and consoled the Roar to the bottom of the table and effectively, barring a miracle, ended their finals hopes.

The match saw an even first half in terms of possession and chances with the Roar, particularly early on, looking desperate for a win, showed some promising signs but couldn’t beat Jets goalkeeper Clare Coelho. The only difference between the two sides in the first half, was the Jets took the opportunities presented to them.

In the 36th minute the Jets took the lead as Van Egmond slid the perfect through ball in behind the Roar defence for Huster who showed lovely control to touch the ball beyond the advancing Stewart, rounding the Brisbane stand in keeper in score.

Two minutes later the same move was on again. This time it was Huster playing a ball for Nielson who, with a central pass, found Van Egmond whose cross turned into a well-timed chip that Stewart did well to get fingertips on but couldn’t stop it from becoming 2-0.

Going in at half time 2-0 down would have possibly rattled the Roar given the evenness of the contest to that point.

With the 2nd half came a moment that summed by Brisbane’s luckless season. A low Tara Andrews cross that should have been dealt with wasn’t and resulted in a hasty clearance ricocheting into the back of the net.

A Georgia Yeoman-Dale overlapping run resulted in a Newcastle penalty after her quickness forced Crummer to bring her down in the box for Van Egmond to convert.

Tamika Butt scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute.

Claire Coelho was a standout in goal for the Jets, pulling off some critical saves and wasn’t afraid to come out and smother balls at the feet of Roar attackers.

In the first 10 minutes of the match Coelho defused dangerous Brisbane chances and put the Jets in position to win the game. This included tipping a Katrina Gorry free kick over the bar and coming to claim a through ball with the quick Hayley Rasso coming onto it.

If the Roar had scored early it could have been a completely different game.

Coelho’s performance was made all the more outstanding by the fact that, when arriving at the match she wouldn’t have expected to play any part, yet alone start. No1 goal keeper Hannah Southwell was due play her first home match succumb to back injury.

Newcastle’s front third were able to, as they have all season, create and finish multiple chances proving the difference between success and failure.

Captain Emily Van Egmond reflected that the entire squad were buying into the philosophy that Northern NSW Football, and Coach Peter McGuinness had put in place whilst crediting the work of the three imports, Salem, Huster and Reynolds who “are the hardest working on the pitch every week”.

Newcastle continue to prove they are a team on the rise. They enjoy the week off in round 8 ahead of another crucial match away to Perth Glory.

It doesn’t get any easier for the last placed Brisbane Roar who travel to the big smoke to face a Sydney FC side who will be determent to get back on track after a shock loss to Western Sydney Wanderers.