Eighth place Adelaide United Women will be looking to build on their momentum in a catch-up match with cellar dweller Newcastle Jets Women at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.
The Reds’ Round 9 away fixture was initially scheduled on 10 January but was postponed in the wake of poor air quality from nearby bushfires and extreme heat.
Adelaide registered their maiden win of the campaign against Western Sydney Wanderers Women after a 3-2 victory last weekend.
Reds winger, Mallory Weber, said it was a relief to have finally entered the winner’s circle and that everything kind of fell into place.
“I think it was well overdue and I think the team has done a really good job of keeping confident even with all the losses,” she said.
“So I think this just kind of helped everybody to continue doing what they’re doing and to show that it can pay off when we play all together.
“And I think that’s kind of what happened that game, everything just kind of clicked.”
The 25-year-old scored a brace in the game at Marden Sports Complex after Chelsie Dawber’s opener. It was Weber’s second and third goals of the season.
And while she was thrilled to get on the scoresheet, she spoke about her desire to find the back-of-the net with more consistency to finish the season.
“It’s definitely been frustrating this season with my lack of finishing in the final third,” she admitted.
“So to be able to put those two away I probably should’ve had a few more.
“So a good place to start and I’m glad that we got the win even with the other opportunities that I and a few others missed.”
Newcastle lost their fifth consecutive match following a 4-2 defeat against Perth Glory Women.
The United States forward said this game has been on the team’s minds for some time and are determined to get the three points as they look to climb the table.
“We’ve been preparing for them a little bit since our game got postponed however many weeks ago,” she said.
“I think with the new line-up that we’ve come up with the last game I think that will only use our strengths even more.
“And our strengths kind of seem to fit in with what their weaknesses are, so hopefully we can create as many chances and put even more away.”
Adelaide United Women face Newcastle Jets Women in Round 9 of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season on Saturday, 1 February at McDonald Jones Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.00pm ACDT. Live and Exclusive on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and the My Football Live App.