THE Newcastle Jets have hit the rock bottom of the W-League after losing 2-0 today to previous cellar-dwellers Adelaide United at Burton Park.
The Jets had the unenvious honour of helping the Reds snap a seven-game losing streak through second-half goals to guest player Kristy Moore and Ruth Wallace.
The away trip was always going to be a difficult task for the Jets who were heavily depleted.
Matildas midfielder Emily van Egmond missed the game though suspension for receiving two yellow cards last week and captain Hayley Crawford (groin), Bronte Bates (ankle) Kate Hensman (hamstring) and Gemma Pearce (knee) were all unavailable through injury.
A dour first half failed to produce clear-cut chances for either side.
Moore finally added spark to the contest when the the former Fulham women’s striker knocked in a pass from Reds captain Abby Erceg in the 67th minute to beat an advancing Jets goalkeeper Aliza Campbell.
Three minutes later Wallace beat the defence and dribbled around Campbell to complete Adelaide’s second win of the season.
In other W-League games today, Melbourne skipped past Canberra United on the ladder with a 2-1 victory and Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna scored a hat-trick in Perth Glory’s thrilling 7-5 win over Sydney FC.
Western Sydney host Brisbane tomorrow at Campbelltown Stadium.