Tara Andrews produced a trademark turn and left-footed rocket in injury time to seal a sensational come-from-behind 4-3 win over South Wallsend in Herald Women's Premier League at Alder Park on Sunday.
The Wolves were the dominant side for the majority of the match and held a 2-1 half-time advantage then were up 3-1 with 10 minutes of regulation time remaining.
But the Eagles scored three goals in the last 12 minutes of play to stay unbeaten after six outings and to extend their lead over the competition to six points.
Lauren Allan completed a match hat-trick when she added goals in the 80th and 86th minutes after she had scored from close range in the 40th minute.
Eagles coach Keelan Hamilton praised his side, who "just kept turning up".
"I'm ecstatic for our girls to get the win in the end but obviously it's heart-breaking for South Wallsend," Hamilton said.
"I thought for 75 minutes they were the better side and their energy was fantastic. They put us under a lot of pressure. They nullified our danger areas and were really good and deserved to be 3-1 up.
"But full credit to our girls, we just kept playing football. We weren't great on the day but we did what we needed to do and good sides play until the end."
NSW Herald WPL Round 6 results:
- New Lambton 4 (Lauren Allan 3, Tara Andrews) defeated South Wallsend 3 (Ashlee Brodigan, Maryjane Mason) at Alder Park. Half-time: South Wallsend led 2-1.
- Merewether 4 (Rhali Dobson 2, Ellie Withers, Courtney Anderson) beat Warners Bay 3 (Nadja Squires, Tara Pender, Cassidy Davis) at Myamblah Oval. Half-time: Merewether led 3-2.
- Wallsend 4 (Alesha Clifford 2, Laura Hall, Libby Copus-Brown) defeated Mid North Coast 0 at Wauchope. Half-time: Wallsend led 2-0.
- Points: New Lambton 18, Warners Bay 12, Merewether 12, Wallsend 9, South Wallsend 9, Mid North Coast 6, Adamstown 0, Thornton 0.