Brisbane Roar could end the round inside the top four if they can overcome Newcastle Jets in the final match of Round 7 on Sunday.
Fourth-placed Canberra United lost to the in-form Wanderers on Boxing Day, 4-0, meaning a win for Roar would propel Jake Goodship’s squad into the finals spots for the first time this campaign.
Roar are certainly in encouraging form, unbeaten in their last three games in the Westfield W-League.
The Jets come into this one off the back of a bye last weekend and will see this as their own opportunity to breathe life into their finals push.
Craig Deans’ squad have been well-structured and difficult to break down all season, ensuring it should be a tight affair at Lions FC Stadium.
Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off: 4pm local, 5pm AEDT
Venue: Lions FC Stadium
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 3.Celeste BOUREILLE, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 6.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 9.Rylee BAISDEN, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Natalie TATHEM ,12.Allira TOBY, 13.Tameka YALLOP, 15.Claire FARRINGTON, 16.Hayley RASO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Georgina WORTH (gk), 23.Isobel DALTON **two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (returns from injury), 12.Allira TOBY (promoted), 15.Claire FARRINGTON (promoted)
Outs: 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY (not selected)
Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Annabel MARTIN, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 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: 15.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted), 25.Teigan COLLISTER (return from injury)
Unavailable: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (ankle – 4-6 weeks)