Women’s Season in Review: Rounds 1-4

With the Liberty A-League Season officially wrapped up for another season, it’s time to look in the rear-view mirror at our Jets’ campaign and to re-live the highs and the lows.

The first four games of the season saw us stay in NSW as we faced Sydney, Western Sydney and Wellington (on two occasions), and it was a strong start to kick things off.

The team took off to Kogarah for the first round of the season against Sydney FC with a bunch of new recruits, including international signings Elizabeth Eddy and Marie Dolvik.

Over the first four weeks, we managed to put in a strong performance against the eventual premiers Sydney FC and took six points off newcomers Wellington Phoenix and a point away from Western Sydney.


One of the biggest highs of the season came at McDonald Jones Stadium when our Women took down the Phoenix 5-1, in what was an excellent day for the Jets.

That game also saw the return of Emily van Egmond who played her first of three games against Wellington, and assisted a goal for long-time teammate Tara Andrews as well.

Van Egmond provided great leadership on and off the field for side, and even won the Player of the Month for her performances.

Tiana Jaber put her name in the headlines with a scintillating goal against the Wanderers, banging in a goal from long range in Cass Davis’ 100th consecutive game for the Club, before Jemma House did the same the next week with a late winner over Wellington Phoenix on the Central Coast.

At the conclusion of Round 4, just before COVID interruptions plagued the Club, our side sat in the top four and looked like a team who could challenge some of the top teams in the coming weeks.

We also celebrated multiple A-League debuts in the first four rounds, including Academy product Kirsty Fenton, goalkeeper Georgia Boric, and Lucy Johnson.


While we were able to pick up points in the following three games, it was tough to fall short against Sydney in Round One after putting in such a strong showing.

Despite lining up many new players, our team looked to gel well from the get-go, and troubled a Sky Blue side who dominated much of the league, however, we still started the season with a L.

That game also saw a heartbreaking club debut for new signing Bethany Gordon who picked up a severe knee injury in the first half and couldn’t continue.

After leading for the majority of our match against the Wanderers, to concede a late goal was a tough pill to take as we were forced to share the points instead of collecting what would have been part of three consecutive victories.