ROUND 6 HIGHLIGHTS

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets



ROUND 6 HIGHLIGHTS

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Perth Glory v Canberra United



ROUND 6 PREVIEW

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
Perth Glory v Canberra United
Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC
Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Live on ABC
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Melbourne Victory v Adelaide UnitedSaturday 21 December 2013Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, MelbourneLocal kick-off: 3pm
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Melbourne Victory squad: 1. Brianna Davey (gk) 3. Jessica Humble 4. Katie Hoyle 5. Laura Spiranovic 6. Cindy Lay 7. Stephanie Catley (c) 9. Caitlin Friend 10. Jessica Fishlock 11. Lisa De Vanna 12. Jessica Samuelsson 14. Enza Barilla 15. Emma Checker 16. Beatrice Goad, 17. Gulcan Koca 19. Alexandra Natoli 20. Cassandra Dimovski (gk) (one to omitted)
Ins: Cindy Lay (promoted)
Outs: None
Unavailable: Ashley Brown (knee – season), Emily Hulbert (glandular fever – 1-2 weeks), Tiffany Eliadis (overseas - 3 weeks)
Adelaide United squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 3. Alexandra GUMMER, 4. Tegan RIDING, 5. Jessie WHAREPOURI, 6. Laura STOCKDALE, 7. Rachael QUIGLEY, 9. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 12. Daila TAIS-BORG, 14. Jayah BROWN, 15. Jenna McCORMICK, 17. Tiarn POWELL, 19. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 20. Kelly BARLTROP (gk), 21. Snez VELJANOVSKA 23. Kristy MOORE (C)
Ins: None
Outs: None
Unavailable: 2. Bianca GRAY (knee - 12 months)

Perth Glory v Canberra UnitedSaturday 21 December 2013Percy Doyle Reserve, PerthLocal kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)
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Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 13. Elisa D’OVIDIO, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Amy KNIGHTS, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), 21. Christina JULIEN, 22. Emily HENDERSON
Ins: Jess Dillon, Amy Knights (both promoted), Emily Henderson (new signing – Football West NTC)
Outs: Bronwyn Studman (suspended), Sasha Andrews (ankle – 4 weeks), Collette McCallum (knee – season)
Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring – indefinite), Kat Jukic (hip – season), Kate Gill (illness – 1 week)
Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS, Catherine BROWN, Kendall FLETCHER, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES, Lori LINDSEY, Holly HOUSTON, Jennifer BISSET, Trudy BURKE (gk), Stephanie OCHS
Ins: Holly Houston (promoted)
Outs: Georgia Yeoman-Dale (hip)
Unavailable: Sally Shipard (knee – indefinite), Caitlin Munoz (injured)

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FCSunday 22 December 2013Goodwin Park, BrisbaneLocal kick-off: 3pm (4pm AEDT)
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Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Nadine ANGERER (gk), 3. Amy CHAPMAN, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Joanne BURGESS, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 14. Natasha WHEELER, 15. Brooke GOODRICH, 16. Hayley RASO, 18. Sunny FRANCO, 19. Ayesha NORRIE, 20. Kate STEWART (gk) (one to be omitted)
Ins: Brooke Goodrich, Sunny Franco (both promoted)
Outs: Laure Alleway (suspended)
Unavailable: Emily Gielnik (quad – one week), Tameka Butt (injured – 1 week)
Sydney FC squad: Casey Dumont (gk), Anna Green, Alesha Clifford, Ellyse Perry, Amy Harrison, Caitlin Foord, Teresa Polias, Nicola Bolger, Renee Rollason, Sam Kerr, Jodie Taylor, Emma Kete, Leena Khamis, Trudy Camilleri, Sham Khamis (gk), Chloe Logarzo (one to be omitted)
Ins: Leena Khamis, Jodie Taylor (both return from injury)
Outs: None
Unavailable: Danielle Brogan (ankle)

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle JetsSunday 22 December 2013Centrebet Stadium (Penrith), SydneyLocal kick-off: 3pm
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Western Sydney Wanderers squad: 1. Mackenzie Arnold (gk), 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Shawna Gordon, 4. Camille Levin, 5. Emily Van Egmond (C), 7. Heather Garriock, 9. Jenna Kingsley, 11. Michelle Carney, 12. Jessica Seaman, 13. Catherine Cannuli, 14. Alanna Kennedy, 15. Teigen Allen, 16. Linda O’Neill, 18. Helen Petinos, 20. Georgia Rowntree, 22. Dimi Poulos (gk) (one to omitted)
Ins: Dimi Poulos (returns from unavailability)
Outs: None
Unavailable: Jordan Baker (hip – two weeks), Tori Huster (knee – three weeks), Servet Uzunlar (awaiting international clearance), Kyah Simon (knee - season), Racheal Souter (neck – season)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza Campbell (GK), 2. Hannah Brewer, 3. Stacey Day, 4. Siahn Bozanic, 6. Ashley Spina, 7. Gema Simon, 9. Tara Andrews, 10. Rhali Dobson, 12. Hannah Beard, 13. Jasmin Courtenay, 15. Libby Copus-Brown, 16. Cassidy Davis, 17. Lauren Brown, 18. Clare Wheeler, 19. Adriana Jones, 21. Claire Coelho (gk) (one to be omitted)
Ins: Libby Copus-Brown (returns from injury), Clare Wheeler (new signing – train-on squad)
Outs: Maddie Searl (knee – season)
Unavailable: Grace Macintyre (knee – six weeks)

ROUND 6 PREVIEW

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Perth Glory v Canberra United

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Live on ABC

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W-league table, a quarter of the way into the season

W-league table, a quarter of the way into the season



ROUND 4 PREVIEW

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Canberra United v Brisbane Roar Live on ABC
Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers postponed due to Sydney FC’s participation in the Women’s World Club Championship. New match date TBC.
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Melbourne Victory v Newcastle JetsSaturday 7 December 2013Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, MelbourneLocal kick-off: 3pm
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Melbourne Victory squad: 3. Jessica Humble 4. Katie Hoyle 5. Laura Spiranovic 6. Cindy Lay 7. Stephanie Catley (c) 8. Ashley Brown 9. Caitlin Friend 10. Jessica Fishlock 11. Lisa De Vanna 12. Jessica Samuelsson 14. Enza Barilla 15. Emma Checker 17. Gulcan Koca 19. Alexandra Natoli, 20. Cassandra Dimovski (GK), 30. Melissa Maizels (GK) (one to be omitted)
Ins: Ashley Brown (returns from injury)
Outs: None
Unavailable: Brianna Davey (glute – 1 week), Rebekah Stott (overseas – 3 weeks)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza Campbell (GK), 2. Hannah Brewer, 3. Stacey Day, 4. Siahn Bozanic, 6. Ashley Spina, 7. Gema Simon, 8. Maddy Searl, 9. Tara Andrews, 10. Rhali Dobson, 12. Hannah Beard, 13. Jasmin Courtenay, 14. Sophie Nenadovic, 16. Cassidy Davis, 19. Adriana Jones, 21. Ainsley Buchanan (GK)
Ins: Hannah Brewer (returns from injury)
Outs: 5. Ciara McCormack (knee – one week)
Unavailable: 11. Grace Macintyre (knee – six weeks)

Perth Glory v Adelaide UnitedSaturday 7 December 2013Percy Doyle Reserve, PerthLocal kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)
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Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 13. Elisa D’OVIDIO, 14. Collette McCALLUM, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), 21. Christina JULIEN (one to be omitted)
Ins: Jess Dillon (promoted)
Outs: Aivi Luik (hamstring – indefinite), Kat Jukic (hip – indefinite), Kate Gill (Illness – indefinite)
Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring – indefinite), Kat Jukic (groin – indefinite)
Adelaide United squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 5. Jessie WHAREPOURI, 6. Laura STOCKDALE, 9. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 10. Monique IANNELLA, 11. Isabel HODGSON, 12. Daila TAIS-BORG, 14. Jayah BROWN, 15. Jenna McCORMICK, 16. Jessica WATERHOUSE, 17. Tiarn POWELL, 20. Kelly BARLTROP (RGK), 19. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 21. Snez VELJANOVSKA 23. Kristy MOORE (C)
Ins: 11. Isabel HODGSON, 16. Jessica WATERHOUSE (both promoted)
Outs: 3. Alexandra GUMMER, 4. Tegan RIDING, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY (all omitted)
Unavailable: 2. Bianca GRAY (knee - 12 months)

Canberra United v Brisbane RoarSunday 8 December 2013McKellar Park, CanberraLocal kick-off: 3pm
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** Catch all the action Live* at 3.00pm on ABC1. Or catch up from Monday on ABC iView with a full replay at 3.30am on Thursday (*live in AEDT states)
Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS, Catherine BROWN, Kendall FLETCHER, Caitlin MUNOZ, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES, Lori LINDSEY, Jennifer BISSET, Trudy BURKE (gk), Stephanie OCHS
Ins: None
Outs: None
Unavailable: Sally Shipard (knee – one week)
Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Nadine ANGERER (gk), 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 3. Amy CHAPMAN, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Joanne BURGESS, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 14. Natasha WHEELER, 16. Hayley RASO, 18. Sunny FRANCO, 20. Kate STEWART (gk)
Ins: None
Outs: None
Unavailable: Tameka BUTT (injured), Emily GIELNIK (injured)
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** Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers postponed due to Sydney FC’s participation in the Women’s World Club Championship. New match date TBC.

ROUND 4 PREVIEW

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets

Perth Glory v Adelaide United

Canberra United v Brisbane Roar Live on ABC

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers postponed due to Sydney FC’s participation in the Women’s World Club Championship. New match date TBC.

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Congratulations to Rachael Quigley on her 50th game for Adelaide United!

Congratulations to Rachael Quigley on her 50th game for Adelaide United!




Brisbane Roar showed their quality to overcome a half-time deficit and overwhelm Western Sydney Wanderers 4-1 at Marconi Stadium in Sydney.
Katrina Gorry provided the star turn in nailing a second-half hat-trick, with the pint-sized midfielder continuing her recent sparkling form over the past week with the Westfield Matildas.
The win lifts Brisbane into a share of top spot on the Westfield W-League ladder alongside Melbourne Victory, as well as both Sydney FC and Canberra United whose match was postponed due to the Sky Blues participation in the Women’s Club World Championship.
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It looked like the outcome would be very different for the Roar with the Wanderers edging a sluggish opening half for a deserved half-time lead.
Wanderers forward Catherine Cannuli showed typically poise to jink past one defender and deliver a sharp dipping shot over goalkeeper Kate Stewart, deputising for the injured Nadine Angerer.
It was one of the few highlights of a first-half lacking in fluency as both teams struggled to gain the ascendency in the warm conditions.
Wanderers’ American midfielder Shawna Gordon and Roar youngster Larissa Crummer both had sights of goal but in truth the two goalkeepers were rarely troubled.
The second half started in very different fashion with the Roar nailing two goals in three minutes to turn the contest, and the momentum, in a polar opposite direction.
Gorry equalised from the penalty spot four minutes after the interval, having earned the penalty after being pulled back by defender Caitlin Cooper following a trademark surge into the penalty area.
Then it was the turn of substitute Hayley Raso to get on the scoresheet with the former Canberra flyer neatly converting a through ball.
The star-studded Brisbane Roar, many of whom spent the past week in camp with the Matildas, suddenly had the ascendency both on the scoreboard and on the pitch though the home side battled gamely.
Gorry left fly from distance with a shot that had goalkeeper Dimi Poulos scrambling but she was not to be denied, and nabbed her second with nine minutes remaining by converting Amy Chapman’s smart cross.
It was little surprise when the energetic Gorry made the most of a tiring Wanderers defence to coolly convert her first W-League hat-trick during injury time.
Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Catherine Cannuli 43’)
Brisbane Roar 4 (Katrina Gorry 49’, 81’, 90’, Hayley Raso 51’)
Western Sydney Wanderers: 22. Dimi POULOS (gk), 2. Caitlin COOPER, 3. Shawna GORDON, 4. Camille LEVIN, 5. Emily VAN EGMOND, 6. Rachael SOUTAR, (28. Renee Tomkins 66’), 8. Jenna KINGSLEY, 12. Jess SEAMAN, 13. Catherine CANNULI, 16. Linda O’NEILL, 18. Helen PetinosSubstitutes – 20. Georgia ROWNTREE (gk), 11. Michelle CARNEY, 14. Alanna KENNEDY,Cautions – Nil

Brisbane Roar: 20. Kate STEWART (gk), 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 3. Amy CHAPMAN, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5. Brooke SPENCE (14. Natasha WHEELER 82’), 6. Joanne BURGESS (18. Sunny FRANCO 71’), 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Larissa CRUMMER (16. Hayley RASO 46’), 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVICSubstitutes – 1. Nadine ANGERER (gk),Cautions – Hayley Raso 55’

Brisbane Roar showed their quality to overcome a half-time deficit and overwhelm Western Sydney Wanderers 4-1 at Marconi Stadium in Sydney.

Katrina Gorry provided the star turn in nailing a second-half hat-trick, with the pint-sized midfielder continuing her recent sparkling form over the past week with the Westfield Matildas.

The win lifts Brisbane into a share of top spot on the Westfield W-League ladder alongside Melbourne Victory, as well as both Sydney FC and Canberra United whose match was postponed due to the Sky Blues participation in the Women’s Club World Championship.

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Perth Glory 1 - 3 Melbourne Victory




Melbourne Victory made it two Westfield W-League wins on the trot with a comfortable 3-1 away defeat of Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.
First-half goals to Jessica Fishlock and Caitlin Friend set up the win for Victory, while Lisa De Vanna heaped more pain on her former club with a third strike in the closing stages.
Canadian striker Christian Julien snatched a late consolation goal for Glory as the home side crashed to a second home loss from as many matches this season.
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Welsh captain Fishlock, emerging striker Friend and midfielder Ella Barilla were among the many standout players for Victory, who now has six points from the first three rounds.
The energetic and quick-thinking Barilla twice cleared the ball from her team’s goal-line and set up two of Victory’s three goals.
Playing her first game of the season, Fishlock opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a 30m strike that beat a diving effort from Perth keeper Chantel Jones and ricocheted off the right post and into the back of the net.
Glory threatened to cancel out the early advantage at three successive corners, but Jamie Harnwell’s side was unable to beat the sturdy Victory defence.
Victory extended their lead to 2-0 in the 32nd minute when Friend scored against the run of play after pouncing on a cheeky flick from Barilla and wrong-footing Glory centre back Sasha Andrews, before effortlessly placing the ball past Jones.
Friend twice almost added to her tally in the minutes that followed, but both of her close-range volleys from open crosses went over the bar.
Glory took it up to Victory after the half-time break, but several undisciplined acts proved costly as three players found themselves in the referee’s book.
Friend and De Vanna both had chances in the second half to extend Victory’s lead, with the pair running circles around the Glory defence.
But a defiant Jones did extremely well to protect her goal and ensured Glory remained in the match until De Vanna made the most of a brilliant pass from Barilla to score Victory’s third goal and second against the run of play.
Rosie Sutton, Cecilie Sandvej and captain Collette McCallum worked tirelessly for Perth, but the team’s lack of attacking options were exposed in the absence of sick Matildas star Kate Gill.
Sunday’s match was Glory’s annual NBCF fundraiser match and played in memory of the late mother of inaugural squad member Danielle Calautti.
Perth Glory 1 (Julien 84m)Melbourne Victory 3 (Fishlock 24m, Friend 32m, De Vanna 82m)Played at nib Stadium
Perth Glory1. Chantel Jones (GK), 3. Cecilie Sandvej, 4. Bronwyn Studman (16. Thia Eastman 80m), 5. Shannon May, 6. Sasha Andrews, 8. Ella Mastrantonio (19. Shawn Billam 76m), 9. Rosie Sutton, 13. Elisa D’Ovidio (2. Sarah Carroll 60m), 14. Collette McCallum, 17. Marianna Tabain, 21. Christina Julien.
Unused substitute:20. Kathleen Waycott (GK)
Yellow cards:Tabain 46m, Mastrantonio 51m, Sandvej 56m, Andrews 82m
Melbourne Victory3. Jessica Humble (19. Alexandra Natoli 85m), 4. Katie Hoyle, 7. Stephanie Catley, 9. Caitlin Friend (5. Laura Spiranovic 71m), 10. Jessica Fishlock, 11. Lisa De Vanna (6. Cindy Lay 83m), 12. Jessica Samuelsson, 14. Enza Barilla, 15. Emma Checker, 17. Gulcan Koca, 20. Cassandra Dimovski (GK).
Unused substitute:30. Melissa Maizels (GK)
Yellow cardsDe Vanna 59m

Melbourne Victory made it two Westfield W-League wins on the trot with a comfortable 3-1 away defeat of Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.

First-half goals to Jessica Fishlock and Caitlin Friend set up the win for Victory, while Lisa De Vanna heaped more pain on her former club with a third strike in the closing stages.

Canadian striker Christian Julien snatched a late consolation goal for Glory as the home side crashed to a second home loss from as many matches this season.

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