The Newcastle Jets picked up their first ever point against Melbourne City thanks to a marvellous strike by Teigan Collister, which cancelled out an equally stunning strike by former Jets captain Emily van Egmond in an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Having won all seven of their previous encounters, a Melbourne City side boasting five current Matildas were aiming to make it eight in a row, but a youthful, energetic Newcastle side buoyed by a vocal home crowd had other ideas in what was a great game to close the opening round of the 2019/20 W-League season.
Claire Coelho - 7
Could do little about van Egmond's strike and had the post to thank twice, but otherwise didn't have a great deal to do.
Tessa Tamplin - 7
The young Matilda burst onto the scene with a bang late last season, but was efficient without being magnificent tonight.
Cassidy Davis - 7.5
Did a great job of keeping City's attackers at bay and always plays well with her partner in crime Hannah Brewer.
Hannah Brewer - 7.5
The second half of an excellent defensive pairing, did a great job keeping the likes of Emslie and van Egmond quiet for large parts of the game.