Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets: match preview
Adelaide United will avoid the wooden spoon if they beat Newcastle Jets on Thursday evening, the opening contest of Round 14.
Ivan Karlovic's bottom-placed Reds are three points behind eighth-placed Newcastle but their superior goal difference (-13 to Jets' -14), which ensures Adelaide have extra motivation to win this one
It is has been a frustrating campaign for rock bottom United after missing out on last season's Finals Series in heartbreaking fashion, and they will want to finish on a positive note.
Newcastle, on the other end, are seeking a positive end to their tough season, which culminated in last Sunday's 7-0 thrashing to Melbourne Victory.
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Marden Sports Complex
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY (gk), 2.Emily Hodgson, 4.Mallory WEBER, 5.Charlotte GRANT, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Ciara FOWLER, 8.Emily CONDON, 10.Chelsie DAWBER, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Isabel HODGSON, 15.Victoria MANSUETO, 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Matilda McNAMARA, 18.Lais ARAUJO, 21.Ella TONKIN, 22.Amber BROOKS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Mallory WEBER (returns from injury), 20.Evelyn GOLDSMITH (returns from injury), 22.Amber BROOKS (returns from leave)
Outs: 40.Inana TOOVEY (not selected)
Unavailable: 3.Kahlia HOGG (foot), 14.Julia ASHLEY (back)
Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Sophie NENADOVIC, 9.Tara ANDREWS, 10.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11.Pana PETRATOS, 12.Tessa TAMPLIN, 13.Lauren ALLAN, 14.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Nicki FLANNERY, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk), 31.Paige KINGSTON-HOGG **two to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (promoted), 18.Clare WHEELER (return from injury)
Unavailable: 4.Annabel MARTIN (knee – 2 weeks)