City too good in Davis’ record-breaking match

While it was a momentous occasion for captain Cass Davis and the Club as a whole, our team unfortunately couldn’t get the points going down to a strong Melbourne City side despite producing numerous chances.

Our side had the best of the early chances, with Sophie Harding and Ash Brodigan both coming close to scoring, but City were the first on the scoresheet with a dashing, skipping strike by Kaitlyn Torpey beating Claire Coelho from distance.

The second half began in tough fashion too, as the hosts came out blazing, scoring in the first few minutes through their leading scorer, Hannah Wilkinson.

Despite a few glimpses of promising moments in front of goal, our side weren’t able to trouble the City goal all too much, and finished the game without registering a goal, 2-nil.

Our Jets have just one team to face now in the Liberty A-League, Brisbane Roar, however will face them twice in four days. Next Friday night will see our team host the Roar, before we are then scheduled to meet them back in Brisbane on the following Monday to end our season.

You can re-live the match with the play-by-play review below:


90+4′ City have a chance late and would have scored if it wasn’t for a good save from Coelho, diving low to her right.

90′ A cross comes into the City box, and Allan flies through looking for a shot, but her shot is sprayed.

86′ van der Meer has a perfect chance for City, but blasts her shot over the bar.

83′ Dolvik makes her way onto the pitch, taking off Harding.

80′ Gooch almost makes an immediate impact passing the ball in the path of Brodigan inside the box, but she’s unable to get a clear shot away.

77′ Lara Gooch comes onto the field! Lucy Johnson comes off.

75′ Brodigan is down but seems to be okay to continue on.

71′ A crafty, dangerous pass almost sees Brodigan in behind and in on goal, but the ball runs just that little bit too quickly.

62′ Our team are beginning to keep possession with a bit more consistency as we look for a way back into this one.

54′ A dangerous cross enters the City penalty area, but no one is able to get their head onto it.

51′ A golden chance for our Jets as Harding makes a strong shot on target, but it’s saved and collected.

48′ GOAL! MCY 2-0 NEW City score another, this time through Wilkinson.

45′ Second half has started as we search for an equaliser.

HT STATS UPDATE: Numbers are fairly even after 45′

Shots OT: City 3, Jets 2, Passes: City 245, Jets 233, Pass Accuracy: City 76%, Jets 75%, Possession: City 51%, Jets 49%


41′ Allan comes surging down the outside of the field and launches a ball into the box looking for Brodigan. But the cross is snuffed out by the keeper.

35′ Pollicina finds the back of the net, but the goal is ruled out due to offside.

32′ Brodigan skips her way into the box after winning possession deep in the opposition half. Instead of passing though, she shoots and it’s deflected and cleared away.

29′ We find a way through the defence but Harding’s shot is nailed straight at the opposition keeper.

23′ Allan tries her luck with a daring run towards the box. She launches from range, but it skips past the upright.

19′ A penalty box scramble almost sees us find the back of the net to equalise, but the City defence do well to block shots and rid the danger away.

16′ GOAL! MCY 1-0 NEW Torpey strikes from distance and beats Coelho.

13′ A City cross-turned-shot threatens our goal, but Coelho is up to the task and safely collects it.

8′ First chance of the game and it’s our Harding who goes within inches! She dispossesses a defender and drives it into the box but her shot knicks the outside of the post.

6′ A slow start to the game for both sides. Neither really holding onto possession well and giving it away cheaply. City with the better territory though.

KICK-OFF: We’ve begun here at ABD Stadium in Melbourne!

TUESDAY 6:20PM: Here’s how our injury-riddled side will line up tonight in Melbourne

TUESDAY 6:20PM: Here is how our opponents, Melbourne City will start tonight’s game: 23. Barbieri (GK), 8. Torpey, 5. Tumeth, 15. Checker (c), 19. Vlajnic, 7. Heatley, 18. Davidson, 13. Stott, 6. McKenna, 17. Wilkinson, 10. Pollicina. Subs: 1. James (GK), 2. van der Meer, 4. Blissett, 16. Westland, 20. Karic

TUESDAY 4:00PM: Not long to go now! Watch Cass Davis venture back to where it all started as she approaches history

TUESDAY 12:00PM: Find out everything you need to know in our Match Preview