Women’s A-League down to four contenders after first stage of finals series

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Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners have locked in semi-final showdowns against Sydney FC and Melbourne City, as the women’s A-League finals series’ penultimate stage is confirmed.

It was a record-breaking first week for the finals series, as the Liberty A-League became the most attended season, of any women’s sport, in Australia ever, surpassing the AFLW 2023 cumulative attendance total for the regular season and finals series.

Western United and Newcastle Jets kicked off the finals in style with an enthralling contest at the Regional Football Facility, Tarneit.

In front of more than 3,000 fans, Sarina Bolden starred for the Jets with a pair of goals in their 4-2 victory in extra-time.

The win marks the Jets’ first-ever win in a  women’s A-League finals series and sees them progress to the semi-finals, where they will face Premiers Melbourne City.

In the second elimination final, it was the Central Coast Mariners who progressed to the semi-finals after defeating Melbourne Victory in a heart-stopping penalty shootout.

With the scores locked at 0-0 after 120 minutes, Mariners’ goalkeeper Casey Dumont was the star of the show with a pair of key saves to ensure the Central Coast secured their first-ever win in a finals series.

The series will now enter the two-legged semi-finals stage for the right to play off in the 2024 Grand Final on Saturday May 4, 2024.

Ticket information for the first leg semi-finals and Melbourne City’s home second leg semi-final vs Newcastle Jets will be available soon.

Tickets for Sydney FC’s second leg semi-final against Central Coast Mariners are available for purchase now via www.ticketek.com.au.

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