Throwback Thursday: United’s past three clashes against Jets


Throughout a dozen seasons of rivalry with the Newcastle Jets, Canberra United has a strong record against the Hunter side. 

The good news is that in the 17 meetings between the two sides, United has won 12, drawn two and lost three matches. The bad news is that two of those three losses have been our past two clashes. 

Ahead of our 18th meeting on Saturday night at McDonald Jones Stadium, we cast our eye back to our past three encounters. 

Jets vs United

Westfield W-League 2018/19 Round 3 | Newcastle Jets 1 def. Canberra United 0 @ McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle 

This Round 3 match at McDonald Jones Stadium can be summarised in two words – Cortnee Vine. 

The young forward’s stunning strike handed Newcastle Jets their first win of the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season as they beat Canberra United 1-0. 

With the final seconds ticking away in the first half, Katie Stengel laid the ball off to Vine at the edge of the box. Without taking a touch, Vine unleashed a powerful strike from the edge of the area that nestled into the far top corner, giving United’s Sham Khamis no chance. 

It was named goal of the round and later deservedly crowned goal of the season. 

The piledriver helped the Jets end a decade-long wait for a home victory against United and consigned Canberra to their first loss of the season. 

Emily van Egmond

Westfield W-League 2017/18 Round 13 | Newcastle Jets 5 def. Canberra United 1 @ McKellar Park, Canberra  

Two very familiar faces ran riot at McKellar Park in front 1,117 fans as Newcastle Jets thrashed Canberra United 5-1 away from home. 

Katie Stengel scored a hat-trick and Emily van Egmond bagged a brace as the Jets sealed a top four finish for only the second time in their history. 

United’s only goal came from Ellie Carpenter, who made a gut-busting run down the wing before unleashing an unstoppable shot past Britt Eckerstrom. 

The dominant win helped the Jets snap their 14-game winless run against United, and also ended Canberra’s chances of pushing for a finals spot. 

Ashleigh Sykes

Westfield W-League 2017/18 Round 4 | Canberra United 2 def. Newcastle Jets 1 @  No 2 Sportsground, Newcastle 

Canberra United came from behind for the second straight week to snatch a 2-1 win against the Newcastle Jets away from home. 

The Jets were handed the first chance of the match in the 8th minute after midfielder Arin Gilliland was brought down in the box. Emily van Egmond stepped up and converted the penalty to give the home side a 1-0 lead at the break. 

United legend Ashleigh Sykes began Canberra’s comeback by equalising just three minutes into the second half, setting the stage for Toni Pressley to head home the winner with just over 20 minutes remaining. 

It was the defender’s second goal in as many games, as United held on to extend their dominant run over the Jets. 


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