Newcastle Jets Soar to Fifth Place with Record-breaking 8-0 Victory

Newcastle Jets Make History with 8-0 Thrashing of Adelaide United in Liberty A-League Clash at Coopers Stadium

Newcastle Jets soared to a historic victory with an 8-0 demolition of Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, marking their biggest win in Liberty A-League history. The team’s ruthless performance was spearheaded by two goals each from Melina Ayres and Lara Gooch, showcasing their dominance on the road.

In a must-win game to keep their postseason hopes alive, the Jets delivered under pressure, climbing from seventh to fifth place on the table. With Adelaide struggling to finish their campaign, Newcastle seized the opportunity to secure a spot in the finals in style.

Stand-in goalkeeper Tiahna Robertson made a stellar Liberty A-League debut, replacing the suspended Izzy Nino and pulling off crucial saves to deny Adelaide’s early chances. Her heroics laid the foundation for Newcastle’s success, as they surged past Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory in the standings.

Captain Cassidy Davis celebrated her 150th Liberty A-League appearance with a standout performance, contributing to the club’s record-breaking victory. The Jets’ resounding win not only propelled them into the finals contention but also etched their name in history by achieving the equal-third biggest margin in Liberty A-League history.

Despite missing out on early scoring opportunities, Newcastle persisted and capitalized on Adelaide’s defensive lapses. Bolden, aiming to close the gap in the Golden Boot race, showcased her skill but was denied by Reds’ goalkeeper Annalee Grove. However, the Jets’ attacking prowess proved too much for Adelaide to handle, as they unleashed a barrage of goals led by Gooch, Allan, Dundas, and Huynh.

With Robertson’s exceptional goalkeeping and the team’s clinical finishing, Newcastle exhibited a level of dominance rarely seen in A-League competition. The Jets’ relentless pursuit of goals culminated in a resounding victory, securing their place in the finals and leaving Adelaide shellshocked.

As the Liberty A-League season nears its conclusion, Newcastle’s emphatic performance serves as a statement of intent for their postseason aspirations. With their spirits high and momentum strong, the Jets have firmly established themselves as contenders to watch in the upcoming playoffs.

Denis Hardin

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