Jets celebrate season's first win

 

Jets' two-goal hero Pamela Kennard takes on the Souths defence at Wolter Park. Picture: Albert Perez

 

Jets take points in dominating display

 

Hear the post-match reaction: https://audioboom.com/channel/nplqld

 

JETS' Senior Women celebrated their first victory of the season by sweeping aside Souths United Women 3-0 at Wolter Park on Sunday.

 

Pamela Kennard's brace bookended a result which breaks Jets' duck in clean sheets, points and wins for 2015.

 

Souths, now separated by three points at the bottom of the ladder, will chase those milestones when the two teams meet again, south of the river, on Thursday night.

 

After a first 15 minutes without major incident, Kennard sparked the match into life by controlling Rylee Lemke's right-wing cross and beating a defender in the same movement and netting the opener.

 

Jets goalkeeper Renee Rudder made a fine back-pedalling save towards the end of the half which proved even more important when 16-year-old Lemke crossed for Rose Nisbet, at the back post, to volley home the hosts’ second.

 

Souths substitute Ruby Hooper had a chance to level matters in the 78th minute, turning and firing wide from six yards while Kennard also shot wide from inside the area.

 

However, the Jets' forward made amends with around five minutes remaining. Zozia Sen chased a long ball and crossed from the left for Kennard, at the far post to control, take her time and drill home her second and her team's third to seal all three points.


There was still time for Lemke to have a goal disallowed for offside and the chance for a fourth to go begging when Jets had three players lining up for a cross.

 

Speaking after the match, Jets coach Gary Ward said he was pleased for the players to finally be rewarded.

 

“It was always going to be the game we could target to win some points and they went out there today and did their job,” Ward said.

 

Souths technical director Paul Lonton said the performance disappointed more than the result.

 

“Credit to the girls, they still keep turning up, but just sometimes technique and execution isn’t really what it should be,” Lonton said.

 

Moreton Bay United FC Women 3 (Pamela KENNARD 17’, 84’ Rose NISBET 42’)
Souths United FC Women 0