Late drama sees Wanderers share points with Newcastle

A stunning volley from Newcastle Jets captain Cassidy Davis saw her emerge as the hero on her milestone night, helping her side come from behind to seal a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers in the Hunter on Sunday night.

Davis, who surpassed Tara Andrews to become the most capped female in Jets history, found the net in the 92nd minute to cancel out an opener from Wanderers skipper Vicky Bruce in the Liberty A-League.

A match that looked destined to be distinctly unmemorable exploded to life in the final stages, with those two goals and a slice of A-Leagues history as the Wanderers broke the record for the youngest player in competition history for the second match running.

The added-time introduction of Ischia Brooking saw her break teammate Talia Younis’ record – which she took off Matildas superstar Sam Kerr only a fortnight ago – making her debut aged 14 years and 347 days old.

In the absence of star recruit Melina Ayres, who was left off the team sheet entirely, the Jets failed to produce a shot in the opening 64 minutes, before Mindy Barbieri saw a shot on target saved, leaving plenty wondering where a goal would come from.

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated debut of striker Milly Clegg did not provide an immediate spark for the Wanderers.

Now eligible to play for her new side after celebrating her 18th birthday during the week, Clegg started up front alongside Maliah Morris, but could not convert any of her three shots before being withdrawn clutching the back of her left leg on 55 minutes.

However, both sides had late moments to celebrate as their respective captains stepped up to ensure this clash would live long in the memory.