ALW R17 Preview: Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar will be determined to return to winning ways as they take on Newcastle Jets this Saturday evening at Maitland Sports Ground.

Newcastle Jets currently sit in eighth place with Roar trailing behind in tenth, looking to secure three points away from home to stay in the finals race. 


Brisbane Roar forward Kijah Stephenson has full belief that her squad can return to the winners’ circle after a narrow loss to Western United last weekend.

“We’re proud of our performance, a bit disappointed with the result and the penalty towards the end if the game but we’re staying positive. We’re getting around each other and looking forward to this weekend hopefully we can get a result,” she said. 

“Finals are definitely in sight. We have full belief that we can make it, we just need to keep playing well and focus in training.”

Looking ahead to Newcastle Jets this Saturday evening at Maitland Sports Ground, the young forward has her eyes on the three points to get Roar back to winning ways.

“It’s going to be a tough game; it was a tough game last time we versed them. We just need to stay focused and play through the whole 90 minutes.”


Roar last faced the Jets in Unite Round which saw them go down 2-1 at Leichhardt Oval.  

In a match full of missed chances, it was back-and-forth until the 63rd minute where Newcastle capitalised on Roar losing Holly McQueen to a red card for Sarina Bolden to find the back of the net. 

Brisbane responded just moments later in the 65th with Mia Corbin scoring a rocket into the top left corner to equalise. 

The 72nd minute saw Newcastle snatch the lead off a corner to secure the three points.

Roar will be coming back with vengeance this Saturday evening as they look for critical points to climb the ladder.  


Games: 16

Brisbane Roar win: 7

Newcastle Jets win: 5

Draw: 3

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  • The Newcastle Jets won 2-1 in their last A-League Women game against Brisbane Roar FC after picking up only one competition point from their previous eight clashes (D1 L7); the last time they won consecutive games against the Roar was in December 2017. 
  • Brisbane Roar FC have lost their last two A-League Women games and will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat in the competition for the first time since February 2022; in fact, the Roar have won only two of their last 14 games in the competition (D5 L7) despite scoring at least one goal in 12 of those games. 
  • This will be the Newcastle Jets’ 200th game in the A-League Women; their overall win rate (26%) is the second lowest of any team in the competition above only the Wellington Phoenix (23%), their six wins against Brisbane Roar FC are their joint-third most against any club. 
  • Sarina Bolden (Newcastle Jets) has scored five goals and made three assists across her last seven A-League Women games including one goal in her last game against Brisbane Roar FC (13 January 2024). 
  • Jordan Silkowitz (Brisbane Roar FC) has made more clearances (21), punches (10), and passes (613) than any other goalkeeper in the 2023/24 A-League Women season. 

ALW R17 Liberty A-League Squad: 

  1. Keeley RICHARDS, 2. Rebecca KIRKUP, 3. Deborah-Anne DE LA HARPE, 4. Kijah STEPHENSON, 5. Jenna MCCORMICK, 6. Holly MCQUEEN, 7. Ayesha NORRIE (C) 8. Mariel HECHER, 9. Mia CORBIN, 11. Sharn FREIER, 12. Tamar LEVIN, 13. Tameka YALLOP, 14. Sarah O’DONOGHUE, 18. Teagan THOMPSON, 19. Hollie PALMER, 20. Bonnie DAVIES, 21. Isabella SHUTTLEWORTH, 23. Ashlee BRODIGAN, 29. Jordan SILKOWITZ (GK), 32. Alicia WOODS

INS: 7. Ayesha NORRIE (C), 19. Hollie PALMER 



Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 17: Newcastle Jets FC v Brisbane Roar FC
Maitland Sports Ground, Newcastle
Saturday, 17 February (4:00pm KO)