THE Jets have produced their best performance of the season to all but end Perth's chances of claiming the W-League minor premiership.
The last-placed Jets scored cracking goals at either end of the game on Saturday at Intiga Stadium to draw 2-all with Glory, who were joint leaders with Brisbane before the penultimate round.
Glory slipped to third on the table, two points behind Roar after they and Melbourne Victory had wins.
Newcastle defeated fellow battlers Adelaide this season but the draw against Perth, who thumped the Jets 6-1 in their first meeting, is their most satisfying result.
"The performance against Sydney [3-all draw] was very good as well but this one was a beauty," co-coach Peter McGuinness said.
"We scored two really good goals and both their goals came from defensive errors."
A piece of individual brilliance from Newcastle's only Matilda, Emily van Egmond, gave the visitors the lead three minutes in.
The midfielder dazzled the Glory defender with her footwork and skill before curling the ball into the top right-hand corner of goal.
In oppressive heat, Newcastle-bred Matildas striker Kate Gill nodded on a long ball to set up Rosie Sutton for the equaliser.
Gill then put Perth ahead in the 56th minute when she jumped on a failed clearance from Jets keeper Eliza Campbell.
However, Newcastle had the final say when rookie striker Jasmin Courtenay showed great composure to score under pressure in the 77th minute after Tara Andrews set her up up with a wide run and cross.
McGuinness said the result was massive boost for the side's confidence as they look to upset Victory next week to avoid the wooden spoon.
"Logistically it's always been a tough trip to Perth, and now they have a decent team as well," he said.
"They got the shock of their lives.
"Hannah Brewer was brilliant, moving the ball from defence to midfield and putting in some nice balls to our forwards as well.
"But we didn't have a bad player.
"They proved to themselves that they can match it with any of the good teams if they play at their best, it's just about producing that on a weekly basis."
Victory defeated Adelaide 4-1 and Brisbane beat Sydney 2-0. The game in Canberra between Western Sydney and the defending champions was abandoned due to the extreme heat.