2014 W-League Wrap: Round 1

The 2014 Westfield W-League season kicked-off on Saturday and it was the Newcastle Jets who provided the biggest upset of the opening round.

Newcastle hosted last season's grand final winners Melbourne Victory in the opening game and the Jets recorded a historic 1-0 win. 

Reigning premiers Canberra United began their season with an impressive 4-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, while Perth Glory downed Brisbane Roar 2-1. 

In the last game of the round 2013-14 runners-up Sydney FC secured a 2-0 win over Adelaide United. 

Newcastle Jets 1 (Salem 47')
Melbourne Victory 0
Magic Park, Saturday 13 September, 2014

Newcastle Jets stunned the reigning champions Melbourne Victory with a 1-0 win at Magic Park on Saturday. 

Angela Salem scored the only goal of the game after 47 minutes when she finished at the back-post following a pin-point cross.

The win is Newcastle's first over Victory in the W-League, and their first three points since November 2012.

Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Koulizakis 90')
Canberra United 4 (Heyman 2', 40', Brush 57', Munoz 76')
Campbelltown Stadium, Sunday 14 September, 2014

Canberra United kicked-off their premiership defence with a strong 4-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Campbelltown on Sunday.

The away side got off to the perfect start when Michelle Heyman capitalised on a long-ball from goalkeeper Chantel Jones to score in just the second minute.

Heyman doubled United's lead five minutes before half-time after slotting home a one-on-one from another long-ball. 

Wanderers came out of the break firing but they were not clinical enough and Canberra gave them a sucker punch on 57 minutes with Ellie Brush heading in from a corner. 

Munoz made it 4-0 to Canberra with fifteen minutes to go before substitute Demi Koulizakis scored a consolation goal in stoppage time. 

Perth Glory 2 (Gill 12, 52')
Brisbane Roar 1 (Gielnik 94')
Ashfield Reserve, Sunday 14 September, 2014

Perth Glory began their season with an impressive performance in a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar. 

Glory dominated for a large portion of the game and were in control from the moment they took the lead on 12 minutes. 

Samantha Kerr had a shot saved by Roar goalkeeper Kate Stewart but Kate Gill was on hand to convert the rebound. 

Gill got her brace from the penalty spot seven minutes in to the second-half after Kerr was fouled inside the box. 

The home side looked like they were heading for a clean sheet but a lack of concentration saw Emily Gielnik nick a goal for the Roar at the death. 
 

Sydney FC 2 (Spencer 38', 69')
Adelaide United 0
Lambert Park, Sunday 14 September, 2014

A brace from American debutant Jasmyne Spencer saw Sydney FC defeat Adelaide United 2-0 on Sunday. 

Spencer opened the scoring on 38 minutes when she leapt highest to connect to Samantha Johnson's cross and head past United goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri. 

The Sky Blues doubled their lead with 20 minutes left to play when Spencer got her second following a scramble in the box. 

Nicola Bolger almost made it 3-0 late in the game but her strike smashed off the crossbar. 

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