The Wanderers began the match firmly on top with Amy Harrison pulling the trigger but failing to pierce the back of the net. 

Kristen Hamilton was in fine form but Cassidy Davis was equal to with numerous blocks and clearances. Lightning forced the match to be delayed but the Wanderers resumed their dominance after the restart. 

Lynn Williams had the ball in the back of the net but the assistant referee ruled her offside in a dubious call.

Williams' approach play opened up the avenues for the Wanderers as Clare Wheeler hand-balled in the box. Harrison gave the Wanderers the lead just before the hour mark. 

The Wanderers make it two wins on the trot to begin the season and will travel to Brisbane next Thursday for round three. 


Abigail Smith - 6

Smith wasn't tested too many times against Newcastle with her central defenders staving off attacks. She was in good form to collect high crosses and set pieces.

Courtney Nevin - 6

Nevin had a solid performance coming up against a confident Teigan Collister in the Wanderers left-back role. 

Sam Staab - 6.5

Staab expressed extreme confidence in playing out from the back, spreading direct passes out to waiting attackers. 

Alexandra Huynh - 6.5

Huynh showed great class in halting Newcastle's counter attacks in the first half. Her performance was worthy of keeping the Wanderers clean sheet. 

Erica Halloway - 6.5

The Wanderers skipper had some shaky moments to start the first half but steadied herself once the Wanderers got a stronghold on the game.