Canberra United v Adelaide United: match preview
Finals football may be out of reach for Canberra United and Adelaide United but both sides will be keen to finish the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season with a bang.
And that starts with Sunday’s clash at McKellar Park in the nation’s capital, in a match that will be show LIVE and FREE on ABC TV.
Canberra will be hoping the competition’s break due to the Westfield Matildas’ Olympic qualifiers will bring about a change of luck, having lost their last four matches on the bounce.
That poor run – which saw the side fail to score a goal – saw the club opt to not renew coach Heather Garriock’s contract, giving United extra motivation to perform.
The Reds, who lost 2-1 to Canberra when the two sides met earlier this season, are currently on the bottom of the Westfield W-League ladder.
But they showed in their Round 11 win over Western Sydney Wanderers they are a dangerous side and will want all three points to help their quest to avoid the wooden spoon.
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Canberra United squad: 1.Annalee GROVE (gk), 2. Laura HUGHES, 3.Kaleigh KURTZ, 4. Jessie RASSCHAERT, 5.Nikola ORGILL (c), 6. Emma STANBURY, 7.Simone CHARLEY, 8.Olivia PRICE, 11.Elise THORSNES, 12.Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Patricia CHARALAMBOUS, 18. Taren KING, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 23. Lauren KEIR, 24. Aoife COLVILL **two to be omitted**
Ins: 2. Laura HUGHES (promoted), 12.Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG (promoted) 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN (back from International duty), 17. Patricia CHARALAMBOUS (promoted), 18. Taren KING (promoted)
Outs: 10.Camila PEREIRA (injured - 2 weeks),15. Ashlie CROFTS, (not selected), 21.Rebekah HORSEY (not selected).
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, 40.Inana Toovey **one to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Victoria MANSUETO (promoted), 18.Lais ARAUJO (returns from suspension), 40.Inana TOOVEY (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 22.Amber BROOKS (personal leave), 20.Evelyn GOLDSMITH (concussion)
Unavailable: 3.Kahlia HOGG (foot), 14.Julia ASHLEY (back)