After a "frustrating" W-League season, Jets striker Tara Andrews was intent on making the most of Herald Women's Premier League this year.
And the unstoppable New Lambton attacker has been in blistering form in three outings for the Eagles.
Her performances have included a match double in round one against defending champions Merewether, a six-goal haul against the Mid North Coast and four against Adamstown on Sunday.
It has taken her season tally to 12 goals already, nearly half the total which earned Jets teammate Jenna Kingsley the WPL leading scorer title last year. Kingsley scored 27 goals in 18 outings in 2018.
Andrews produced 17 goals for the Eagles in their opening WPL campaign last year but her 2018-19 W-League campaign was brought to a standstill in round two when she broke her fibula. Andrews was sidelined until round nine.
The former Matildas' four-goal haul in the Eagles' comprehensive 9-2 win over Rosebud included a world-class flick-on header after Sophie Jones's brilliant ball perfectly found Andrews in the box.
Jones, Andrews and Lauren Allan turned the Rosebud attack inside-out, sending a clear warning to the rest of the competition they had their sights firmly set on some silverware in their second season.
Andrews' other goals included a left-footed strike and two close-range tap-ins. She also proved provided for Allan and 16-year-old Emmeline Pepper, who scored a hat-trick.
In a less glamorous moment late in the game, Andrews was felled by her own teammate Stacey Day, whose power-packed shot from the edge of the box stuck her teammate in the face with plenty of force.
The Eagles, who made the semi-finals last year, lead the competition standings after three rounds and are this week preparing to host Wallsend in round four.
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