Adamstown twice came from behind before clinching a 3-2 win over South Wallsend with a controversial penalty in the dying stages in Herald Women’s Premier League at Adamstown Oval on Sunday.
The win came at the end of a testing two-and-a-half week period, in which Rosebud played five games, suffered some of their biggest losses in WPL history and had former coach Ben Herron hand in his resignation.
But they seized third place on the league ladder on Sunday with a character-building win on home turf.
The game was just two minutes old when Georgia Amess gave the visitors a 1-0 lead but Emily Frost put the hosts back on level terms midway through the first half.
Former W-League player Stacey Day put the Wolves back in front in the 55th minute when she scored into the bottom right corner from around the penalty spot.
The Wolves seemed to have the ascendancy across the park until Elodie Dagg was given a chance and took it, scoring with a screamer from outside the 18-yard box in the 70th minute.
Dagg again proved the heroine when she calmly slotted from the penalty spot with five minutes remaining after Isobel Cootes was felled on the edge of the box.
South Wallsend coach Gary Wilson felt the Wolves were hard-done by with the penalty and was disappointed not to get anything out of the game.
Merewether beat Wallsend 1-0 and Warners Bay defeated Thornton 7-0.