Disappointing first half sees Jets lose in Canberra

It was a tough trip to the capital as our injury-riddled Jets fell following a poor first-half showing.

With a slim squad to begin with, things started off badly for the side as Jemma House was forced from the field within the first 10 minutes. While down to 10 players, the hosts found the back of the net, and from there, it was all Canberra.

Veteran forward Michelle Heyman grabbed two more later in the half to create a huge mountain for our Jets to climb, and one that proved too difficult in the end.

The team don’t have time to lick their wounds as we head to Melbourne to face City on Tuesday night.


90+3′ Coelho comes from distance to clear the ball.

88′ Allan works hard down the outside of the field to try and work her way into a position to shoot, but her shot is unfortunately high and wide.

80′ Coelho again comes to the rescue but snatching a cross out of mid-air and denying what would have been a certain goal.

77′ Substitutions are made as academy products Lara Gooch and Josie Morley enter the game, the latter making her ALW debut.

75′ Allan wins the ball in the final third and delivers a dangerous cross, but the keeper snaps it up.

70′ Heyman looks to secure her hat-trick, but Coelho makes another good save.

63′ Another save from Coelho – this time to deny Washington.

58′ Coelho is called upon again as Canberra find themselves inside our defensive line. But she makes the save, and gathers the crumbs.

56′ Toby looks for another goal with a long shot, but Coelho is able to watch it go over her head and over the crossbar.

48′ We earn a brilliant opportunity as Brodigan goes one-on-one with the keeper, but her shot strays wide of the goal.

45′ The second half begins.


45+2′ GOAL! CBR 3-0 NEW Heyman grabs another to make a brace.

42′ Eddy soars in a free-kick from a dangerous position and Harding comes flying through looking for a header, but it wisps past.

39′ Our women are starting to get into gear now, and Harding looks to make a dangerous run into the box with the ball. It’s snuffed out, but wins a throw near the corner flag.

36′ Back-to-back corners sees a great, dangerous ball fly onto the back post, but no one is there to tap it home.

35′ Brewer tries a rather audacious effort from long. Doesn’t trouble the goal, but does win a corner.

28′ GOAL! CBR 2-0 NEW Heyman scores to double the lead

20′ Johnson tries her luck after a nice backpass by Brodigan, but unfortunately it’s far too high.

18′ Maher now tries a long shot, but with her weaker foot and as a result doesn’t trouble Coelho in goal.

16′ Allan tries a long shot which looks good in the air, but falls into the hands of the keeper.

12′ House is no longer able to continue and is replaced by Allan.

11′ GOAL! CBR 1-0 NEW Canberra strike first through Toby

10′ House continues to receive treatment as we play with 10 women for now.

9′ House looked to try and get in behind the defence, but Canberra keeper, Lincoln comes fly out to collect the ball and stop the chance. House now taking a bit of time to recover unfortunately.

8′ Both sides getting used to the dreary conditions with a few wayward passes.

3′ A mistake in the middle of the field sees Canberra jump on the offensive, but Davis intercepts the through pass with a clearance.

KICK-OFF: It’s a wet one in Canberra as we begin the game!

FRIDAY 5:00PM: Game 1 -> Game 108

FRIDAY 4:40PM: Here’s how we line up tonight!

FRIDAY 4:40PM: Here’s how Canberra will take to the park tonight: 18. Lincoln (GK), 20. Taylor-Young, 25. Haran, 5. Keir, 2. Iljoski, 11. Middleton, 6. Hughes, 10. Maher, 12. Toby, 17. Grove, 23. Heyman. Subs: 3. Vidmar, 7. Washington, 8. Robinne, 9. Caspers, 22. Esposito (GK).