Adelaide United have finished 2018 on a winning note after scoring twice in stoppage time to defeat the Newcastle Jets 3-2 in the W-League's first ever early morning kickoff at McDonald Jones Stadium.
As both sides looked to find a winner, it was Adelaide who went close on 72 minutes when Michelle Heyman's clipped effort was cleared off the line by the retreating Libby Copus-Brown, but just as Adelaide looked like they were on top, the Jets took the lead thanks to another piece of calamitous defending 5 minutes from time.
Arin Wright's deep cross to the far post was drifting beyond Collister, however Adelaide's Laura Johns was caught in two minds and only managed to head the ball over Willacy into her own net to gift the Jets a 2-1 advantage in the 85th minute.
Adelaide immediately responded to falling behind by bringing on Isabel Hodgson for Emma Checker, and as the game entered 6 minutes of injury time, it was the substitute who dramatically levelled the scores once again.
An Adelaide long ball was flicked into the path of Hodgson by Veronica Latsko, and she made no mistake firing past Eckerstrom from the edge of the area in the 92nd minute.
The Lady Reds were not done there however, and when Hodgson found space down the right in the 4th minute of stoppage time, her tantalising cross to the back post found Veronica Latsko who tapped home to seal an incredible comeback and claim all 3 points for the visitors.
It was heartache for the home side who must have felt they were safe as they entered stoppage time holding a 2-1 lead, while the visitors celebrated an excellent win to finish 2018 and lifted themselves up to 2nd on the ladder after 10 rounds.
After the game, Jets coach Craig Deans confirmed American striker Katie Stengel has a possible stress fracture in her foot and could be out for the remainder of the season, whilst he will also face a nervous wait on the condition of Cass Davis who left the game late on with a possible medial injury to her left knee.