Brisbane Roar have ended their winless drought against the Newcastle Jets with a 1-0 victory.
It wasn't going to be an easy game for the reigning Premiers, who were facing a side which had taken three wins from their past five meetings. However, Roar had been undefeated on the road since the opening game last season.
The Jets came out firing and put the Roar defenders under immense pressure early on but both teams struggled to maintain possesion.
Roar had a golden opportunity to take the lead early after beautiful build up from Jenna McCormick and Chimona Ubogagu found Margarf in the box but it was hit wide from two metres out.
They were able to dominate from that point.
However, a theme for Roar so far this season had been their ability to have maintain possession and create chances but they couldn't finish.
It looked like it was about to come back and bit them when Taylor Smith took the ball to the box and crossed it along the ground for Jenna Kingsley but it was blasted over the goal.
Jets fought their way back into the game from there but by halftime Roar still had majority (60.8 percent) of the possession.
There were concerns Larissa Crummer wouldn't be able to return for the Jets in the second half as she limped towards the end of the first 45 but after some strapping she was ready to do.
Each side continued to make golden opportunities in the second half but neither side could find the back of the net.
However, it took a weird and wonderful play to open the scoring.
Gorry was able to get the ball off the Jets deep in their half, which eventually finds Yuki Nagasato who mis-hits her shot from Ubogagu to score. The Jets protested the goal claiming Ubogagu was offside but the goal stood.
Jets continued to try find that ilusive goal which would give them a share of the points but the pairing of Clare Polkinghorne and Jenna McCormick kept them out.
They were gift after opportunity after the newly subsitute Nat Tathem fouled Cortnee Vine just outside the box and were awarded the free kick however the delivery was straight to Mackzenie Arnold.
Roar will be back on the road again next round as they face Sydney FC at Seymour Shaw on December 9 while the Jets take on Melbourne City on the same day at McDonald Jones Stadium.