Women’s Match Report: Victory take down Jets for second consecutive win

Melbourne Victory have claimed their second consecutive victory of the Liberty A-League season, dismantling the Newcastle Jets at the Home of The Matildas.


Melbourne Victory were looking to build on last weeks impressive performance in the Original Rivalry and secure their second victory of this young season.

It didn’t take long for Victory to power through for their first, with Rachel Lowe scoring her first in Victory colours.

After Isobel Nino parried the ball away from Newcastle’s goal, Lowe pounced and smashed it home.

It was just nine minutes later when Lowe was seemingly set to add a second, before her shot was cleared off the line at the last possible moment.

The red-hot start was symbolic of Victory’s first half, continuing to attack at all costs and placing significant pressure on the Jets defence.

Close chances for Kurea Okino and McKenzie Weinert throughout the first half saw Victory hold much of the power of the contest, heading into the break with a one goal lead that could have been more.

The second half began much the same way, with Victory threatening to double their advantage with Emily Gielnik subbed into the game.

Unfortunately for Gielnik, an apparent leg injury saw her time in the game cut extremely short, exiting after just 15 minutes.

Just four minutes after Gielnik was subbed off, Victory finally managed to secure their elusive second goal.

An absolute rocket from Lowe for her second of the game erupted the home crowd, extending the lead and celebrating with her teammates.

Just two minutes later and it was another.

A brilliant ball from Alana Murphy in the back half found the substitute Ella O’Grady, who remained calm and slotted it into the back of the net.

The rest of the game had Victory in complete control, continuing to dominate the attack and refusing to hold back any firepower.

The 88th minute found yet another goal for Victory, this time by pure accident.

A cross from Alana Murphy took a wicked deflection off the Newcastle Jets defender and flew over the head of Nino in goal, as she could only watch the deficit grow.

The full-time whistle saw Victory claim their second consecutive win of the season after failing to secure points in their first two match-ups.


Melbourne Victory 4 (Lowe 2′ 65′, O’Grady 66′)
Newcastle Jets 0

Next Match

Liberty A-League – Round 5
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Saturday 18 November
Kick-off: 10.00pm (AEDT)
Macedonia Park, Perth