We bring you all the ins and outs for your team ahead of Round five of Westfield W-League action.
Perth Glory v Sydney FC
Saturday 17 November 2012
Nib Stadium, Perth
Local kick-off: 11am
Catch the Action live streaming online from 2.00pm AEDTvia ABCand Nationally on ABC1 from 5pm
An intriguing contest awaits in the west with both teams missing numerous key personnel due to Matildas’ commitments, and in the case of Sydney FC, injury. Perth will have to make do without headline-grabbing trio Kate Gill, Lisa De Vanna and skipper Collette McCallum.
Nevertheless, with a record-breaking 11-0 defeat against the Sky Blues last season still fresh in the memory, the Glory have an excellent opportunity to banish those memories. A win for the home side would open up a five-point margin over the Sky Blues, an unthinkable prospect this time last season. The match will double as the Glory’s fifth annual National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser match, with the home side to don a smart special commemorative pink and purple playing kit.
Sydney face a massive test of their resources with four call-ups to the national team, as well as missing Ellyse Perry who was also set to feature for the Matildas, but for a hamstring strain which kept her out of last week’s 2-1 home loss against Melbourne Victory. With seven absentees overall, youngsters Meg McLaughlin and U-17 national team midfielder Amy Harrison are set to feature for the first time this season.
Interestingly, experienced and influential midfielder Kylie Ledbrook is a surprise call-up who, despite playing in the NSW Premier League during the winter, had initially intended to sit out the Westfield W-League season.
Perth Glory squad: 1. Carly TELFORD (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Carys HAWKINS, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS (c), 7. Aivi LUIK, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 13. Elisa D’OVIDIO, 15. Liz MILNE, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Kirri BOLTON, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Zoe PALANDRI (gk) (*two to be omitted)
Ins: 5. Shannon MAY, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 18. Kirri BOLTON, 19. Shawn BILLAM (all promoted)
Outs: 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 12. Kate GILL, 14. Collette MCCALLUM (all national team duty)
Sydney FC squad: 1. Sian MCLAREN (gk), 2. Teresa POLIAS, 3. Elizabeth RALSTON, 5. Meg McLAUGHLIN, 7. Nicola BOLGER, 8. Amy HARRISON, 10. Renee ROLLASON, 11. Annalie LONGO, 12. Chloe LOGARZO, 13. Larissa CRUMMER, 15. Hannah BROMLEY, 19. Emma KETE, 20. Sham KHAMIS (gk), 21. Kylie LEDBROOK (* one to be added)
Ins: Meg McLAUGHLIN, Amy HARRISON (both promoted), Kylie LEDBROOK (returns to club)
Outs: Sam KERR, Caitlin FOORD, Alanna KENNEDY, Kyah SIMON (all national team duty),
Unavailable: Ellyse PERRY (hamstring – 2 to 3 weeks), Natalie TOBIN, (calf – 2 to 4 weeks), Brittany WHITFIELD (injured)
Melbourne Victory v Canberra United
Saturday 17 November 2012
Wembley Park, Melbourne
Local kick-off: 3pm
Much will be on the line for both teams with Melbourne Victory growing in confidence as each week passes. Their most recent outing was an impressive 2-1 win against Sydney FC, their first ever victory against their northern rivals.
Remarkably, a win here would see the Victory leapfrog Canberra, and without a win in Victoria for four years, history is against the champions.
Swede Petra Larsson and Welsh captain Jessica Fishlock both made strong debuts last weekend, and the Victory will harbour genuine hopes of breaking United’s remarkable 18-match unbeaten run.
Canberra have become renowned for their resilience but that will thoroughly be tested this weekend with Jitka Klimkova’s side set to be missing six first-team regulars.
Captain Ellie Brush (suspension) and Hayley Raso (school) will be absent, while injury is set to rule out Mackenzie Arnold and Ashleigh Sykes. Meanwhile, prolific striker Michelle Heyman and influential midfielder Sally Shipard will also be on the sidelines. The pair have been granted permission to remain with the club for the upcoming International Club Championship in Japan, rather than be on Matildas duty for the East Asian Championship. Canberra’s upcoming commitments in Japan means their trip to Melbourne will be their last Westfield W-League outing for a fortnight.
Melbourne Victory squad: 2. Danielle JOHNSON, 3. Maika RUYTER-HOOLEY, 4. Rebekah STOTT, 5. Laura SPIRANOVIC, 6. Petra LARSSON, 9. Tiffany ELIADIS, 10. Jessica McDONALD, 12. Jackie VOGT, 14. Enza BARILLA, 15. Amy JACKSON, 16. Georgie KOUTROUVELIS, 17. Gulcan KOCA, 18. Cindy LAY, 20. Cassandra DIMOVSKI (gk), 22: Jessica FISHLOCK, 30: Melissa MAIZELS (gk) (* one to be omitted)
In: Melissa MAIZELS (promoted – Bulleen Lions)
Outs: 1. Brianna DAVEY (national duty), 7. Stephanie CATLEY (national duty)
Unavailable: Ashley BROWN (knee – season), Louisa BISBY (knee – season), Caitlin FRIEND (knee – indefinite)
Canberra United squad: 20. Trudy Burke, 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Georgia Yeoman-Dale, 4. Christine Walters, 5. Grace Field, 6. Caitlin Munoz, 9. Grace Gill, 10. Snez Veljanovska, 12. Sally Rojahn, 13. Nicole Sykes, 16. Catherine Brown, 17. Ariane Hingst, 18. Samantha Wood, 19. Jennifer Bisset, 22. Aroon Clansey
Ins: 5. Grace FIELD, 9. Grace GILL, 10. Snez VELJANOVSKA, 12. Sally ROJAHN (all promoted)
Outs: 7. Ellie Brush (suspended), 8. Hayley Raso (school), 11. Michelle Heyman, 14. Ashleigh Sykes (hip – one week)
Unavailable: Mackenzie Arnold (injured), Sally Shipard
Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday 17 November 2012
Cleveland Showgrounds, Brisbane
Local kick-off: 3pm
Rarely has the resources of a Westfield W-League club been as tested as Brisbane Roar this weekend with an unprecedented six players on national team duty.
Brooke Spence’s call-up this week in place of the injured Ellyse Perry merely adding to coach Belinda Wilson’s selection dilemmas. Queensland women’s football has long been blessed with a seemingly endless array of local talent and the latest young guns will have the opportunity to test themselves at the highest level against the Wanderers. Defeat could send the Roar tumbling into a congested midtable, while victory could send them go top, if results go their way.
Despite a lack of names familiar to many Westfield W-League fans, Western Sydney Wanderers have acquitted themselves superbly in their maiden season.
An impressive win against pacesetters Perth Glory was followed up last weekend with a draw against reigning champions Canberra United. Though they will miss Servet Uzunlar and Teigen Allen this weekend, the Wanderers will be boosted by the arrival of highly experienced Iceland international goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir.
Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Hoshimi KISHI (gk), 3. Amy CHAPMAN, 6. Ashley SPINA, 7. Erika ELZE, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Emma PITTMAN, 10. Lana HARCH, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 14. Georgia CHAPMAN, 15. Hannah BEARD, 16. Sachiko TATSUOKA, 18. Kate STEWART (gk), 20. Joanne BUCKLEY (gk), 22. Lauren BROWN, 23. Chelsea HARPER, 24. Hayley SHEAHAN (* one to be omitted)
Ins: Georgia CHAPMAN (returns from injury), Joanne BUCKLEY (promoted), Lauren BROWN (promoted QAS), Chelsea HARPER (promoted QAS), Hayley SHEAHAN (promoted QAS).
Outs: Laura ALLEWAY, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Brooke SPENCE, Tameka BUTT, Emily GIELNIK, Katrina GORRY (all national team duty)
Unavailable: Rebecca PRICE (knee - 1 week)
Western Sydney Wanderers squad: 1. Liz DURACK, 2. Samantha SPACKMAN, 3. Alexandra HUYNH, 4. Alesha CLIFFORD, 5. Olivia KENNEDY, 6. Rachael SOUTAR, 8. Vanessa HART, 9. Sarah WALSH (c), 11. Louise FORS, 12. Jessica SEAMAN, 13. Catherine CANNULI, 14. Trudy CAMILLERI, 16. Linda O'NEILL, 17. Alisha BASS
Ins: 6. Rachael SOUTAR, 17. Alisha BASS, 20. Thora HELGADOTTIR
Outs: 10. Servet UZUNLAR, 15. Teigen ALLEN (both national team duty), 21. Georgia ROWNTREE (omitted)
Unavailable: Jenna KINGSLEY (knee – season)
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
Saturday 17 November 2012
Wanderers Oval, Newcastle
Local kick-off: 4.30pm
As the only Westfield W-League side without a win, Newcastle Jets will be desperate for three points against last season’s cellar dwellers. The Jets will, however, have to make do without the guile and drive in midfield offered by Emily Van Egmond who will be on Matildas duty. Van Egmond’s absence will be partly offset by the return of defender Stacey Day from suspension, with the Jets desperate to arrest their defensive woes having shipped 15 goals in their opening four outings.
Adelaide, similarly, will be looking to halt a three-match losing streak, having started the campaign brightly with a win. In their defence, the three defeats have been against top–four teams. Last weekend United were outplayed at times by a rampant Brisbane Roar, yet still managed to create some gilt-edged goalscoring opportunities. Expect plenty of attacking endeavour from both teams with the vanquished to be left propping up the table.
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER 3. Hayley CRAWFORD, 4.Gemma PEARCE, 5. Tori HUSTER, 6. Angela SALEM, 7. Gema SIMON, 9. Tara ANDREWS, 11. Kate HENSMAN, 12. Tiffany BOSHERS, 13. Bronte Bates 14. Sammara SCHMITZER, 15. Alishia FOOTE, 16. Stacey DAY , 18. Michaela HATZIRODOS, 20. Alannah ROSEWOOD (gk) (* one to be omitted)
Ins: Stacey DAY (returns from suspension)
Outs: Emily VAN EGMOND (national team duty)
Unavailable: 8. Madeline SEARL (injury)
Adelaide United squad: 1. Kristi HARVEY (gk), 2. Ruth WALLACE, 3. Alex NATOLI, 5. Abby ERCEG (c), 6. Cassandra TSOUMBRIS, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY, 8. Sarah McLAUGHLIN, 9. Marijana RACJIC, 13. Ann MAYO, 14. Lorena MAGGIO, 16. Jess WATERHOUSE, 17. Laura JOHNS, 18. Georgia MACRI, 19. Holly PATTERSON
Ins: Grace HENRY (promoted), Jess WATERHOUSE (returns from Australia U-16 duty), Laura Johns (promoted)
Outs: Elise WHORLOW (omitted), Emma CHECKER (National team duty), Kelly BARLTROP (omitted)