Jets undone by Power surge

 

Jets' women's captain Renee Rudder saves at the feet of a Peninsula Power forward. Picture: Albert Perez

 

Ward says players were "disappointed"

 

JETS' Senior Women were undone by a second-half Power surge at Wolter Park on Sunday, but can take some positives from their display.

Peninsula Power extended their winning run to three matches with a 9-0 victory - seven of those goals after half-time.

Jets started well with Pamela Kennard's fourth minute cross being cut out, Rylee Lenke's cross shot going wide and Lois Strachan's hooked shot finding the keeper.

Kymberley Steyger's near-post shot went wide at the start of the second half and a series of saves from goalkeeper Renee Rudder kept Power in check.

Brittany Whitfield and Melissa Limov did much of the damage for the visitors and it was the former who netted first, hitting a superb first-time shot into the top corner following a partial clearance.

Power continued to knock on the door for the remainder of the half and should have had a second when Whitfield shot over the bar from six yards out, though the visitors did make it 2-0 before the break courtesy of Limov cutting inside and firing into the far corner.

Jets were undone in a three-goal burst which began with Limov scoring from the spot in the 53rd minute after Jets' Tahlia Carney was adjudged to have fouled Whitfield.

Goalkeeper Renee Rudder was deceived by a bobbling back-pass a minute later and it was 5-0 in the 59th minute as Samantha Harrington tapped in from close range.

   

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Whitfield next netted the goal of the game by beating three Jets defenders and finishing from close range before Limov made it a rout at 7-0 in the 75th minute.

Brieanna Watt then stroked home in the 81st minute before Limov capped her four-goal effort by converting a Whitfield pull-back for the final 9-0 scoreline.

Speaking after the match, Jets coach Gary Ward said his players were flat after being unable to replicate the effort of their first 45 minutes.

“I asked the girls after the game how they felt and disappointed was the word. In the second half we ran out of legs and the confidence and wind was knocked out of us a bit,” Ward said.

Power coach Gary Ellis praised his side’s improved composure after the restart.

“We slowed it down in the second half, controlled the ball and scored more goals,” Ellis said.

Moreton Bay United Women 0

Peninsula Power FC Women 9 (Brittany WHITFIELD 22’, 67’ Melissa LIMOV 40’, p.53’, 75’, 86’ OG 54’ Samantha HARRINGTON 59’ Brieanna WATT 81’)