After starting the season with a bye and two road trips the Newcastle Jets finally get to play in front of their home faithful for the first time this season against the Western Sydney Wanderers from 2pm.

The Jets are undefeated so far this season picking up a valuable draw in the west before bagging all three from trip to Melbourne last weekend whilst the Western Sydney Wanderers are looking for their first win of the season.

The Wanderers do hold the edge in the head to head stats; however all of the three meeting between the two sides have been in Western Sydney territory with this the first time the two sides have met in Newcastle.

Much of Newcastle’s success last week came on the back of the overall quickness right across the park and that along with an outstanding performance from Chloe Logarzo gave Newcastle the advantage over Melbourne last week with their ability to move the ball quickly.

Chloe Logarzo has been relishing the new responsibility of controlling Newcastle’s attack which was the point of difference between the Jets and Melbourne Victory.

The addition of internationals Caprice Dydasco, Hannah Bromley and Megan Oyster have added some real steel to Newcastle’s with the Jets Jet to concede so far this season.

The Western Sydney Wanders will come to the Hunter with a somewhat renewed confidence after their 2nd half performance against Sydney FC last week.

16 year old goalkeeper Jada Whyman was under pressure early conceding a reckless early foul which led directly to Sydney FC’s first goal. However despite this she made some great 2nd half saves to keep the score line respectable.

Western Sydney’s central defensive pairing of Carmelina Moscato and Ellie Carpenter also stood tall shutting down Jasmine Spencer on several occasions. They will have to be on their game again with Newcastle’s pacey front three of Rhali Dobson, Tara Andrews and Jenna Kingsley to add to the likes of Georgia Yeoman-Dale and Megan Oyster bombing forward.

Newcastle will have watched Western Sydney’s televised match last weekend and will have noticed that they struggled with set pieces and will no doubt look to expose that again this week.

It is likely the winner of this match will perhaps be whoever wins the midfield battle with the experienced Keelin Winters and one time Jet Linda O’Neill will be tasked with shutting down Logarzo.

Last time they met it was the Newcastle Jets who came away with a thumping 5-1 win at Marconi Stadium however this clash, on paper will be much closer than that.

With a bumper crowd predicted, Magic Park will certainly be the place to be on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers

Saturday 7 November 2015

Magic Park, Broadmeadow, Newcastle

Local kick-off: 3pm 

Head to Head: Played 3 - 2 wins (NEW) - 1 win (WSW)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Hannah Southwell (gk), 2. Sophie Nenadovic, 3. Georgia Yeoman-Dale, 4. Megan Oyster, 5.Caprice Dydasco, 6.Cassidy Davis, 7.Gema Simon (c), 8. Kobie Ferguson, 9. Tara Andrews, 10. Rhali Dobson, 12.Chloe Logarzo, 17. Jenna Kingsley, 18. Claire Wheeler, 19. Hannah Bromley, 20. Claire Coelho (gk)

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

Ins: Helen Petinos, Tara Pender (both promoted)

Outs: Eliza Ammendolia (omitted), Kendall Johnson (injury – indefinite)