Jets Women crash to Melbourne Victory
By Mark Gojszky:
Westfield W-League – 2014/2015 – Season 7 – Round 11
3pm, Saturday 22 November, 2014 – Kingston Heath, Bentleigh
Melbourne Victory FC Women (Quigley 22′ 46′ 69′, Goad 30′)
Newcastle Jets FC Women
Melbourne Victory Women have secured a W-League finals spot in emphatic fashion, smashing Newcastle Jets 4-0 at Kingston Heath Reserve.
Racheal Quigley dominated with a hat-trick, while Beattie Goad also scored in Victory’s final regular season match before jetting off to the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan.
Newcastle started brightly, forcing Brianna Davey into a couple of easy saves,
Rhali Dobson then had a good chance to open the scoring when Emily Van Egmond played her through, but sliced her shot wide.
It was all Victory after that, with Quigley netting her first in the 22nd minute after Hannah Southwell couln’t properly clear a De Vanna cross from the left.
Newcastle again failed to mark De Vanna on the wing, allowing her to run forward and tee up Goad for an easy finish on the far post.
De Vanna was at it again after the break, playing through Quigley who played a perfectly timed lob over the ‘keeper.
Newcastle had a golden moment to get back in the game when Tara Andrews rounded Davey, but then couldn’t beat Hannah Brewer who ran in to protect the open goal.
Quigley then completed a rare hat-trick in the 69th minute, shooting into the bottom corner to finish off a near-perfect day for the hosts.
Brianna Davey was made to work one last time late in the game after centre-back Emma Checker’s error allowed Dobson an opportunity to score, but her shot fell safely into the ‘keeper’s arms.
The result all but secures Victory’s finals participation and provides a big confidence boost, while Newcastle are left with only a mathematical chance to qualify.
Melbourne Victory FC XI: 1. Brianna DAVEY (GK), 2. Hannah BREWER, 5. Lauren BARNES, 6. Gema SIMON (16. Beatrice GOAD 24′), 7. Stephanie CATLEY ©, 9. Racheal QUIGLEY (29. Caitlin FRIEND 72′), 10. Christine NAIRN, 11. Lisa DE VANNA (17. Gulcan KOCA 64′), 12. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 15. Emma CHECKER, 18. Elli REED.
Unused Substitutes: 20. Cassandra DIMOVSKI (GK)
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None
Newcastle Jets XI: 1. Hannah SOUTHWELL (GK), 2. Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 3. Hayley CRAWFORD (24. Brooke MILLER 84′), 5. Katherine REYNOLDS, 6. Angela SALEM, 7. Victoria HUSTER, 8. Amber NEILSON (17. Grace MACINTYRE 67′), 9 Tara ANDREWS, 10. Emily VAN EGMOND ©, 11. Rhali DOBSON (18. Claire WHEELER), 16. Cassidy DAVIS.
Unused Substitutes: 20. Claire COELHO (GK),
Yellow Cards: Van Egmond 26′, Huster 35′
Red Cards: None
Referee: Kelly Jones 8/10
3. Lisa De Vanna
2. Racheal Quigley
1. Steph Catley