Thursday is Derby Day in Melbourne as City take on Victory to kick-off Round 5 of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season.
City are unbeaten through the opening four matches and will be looking for some local bragging rights after watching their crosstown rivals surge to the premiership last season.
And it’s Victory that enjoyed the better of the clashes between the two clubs last campaign, ensuring there should be a bit of spice at ABD Stadium on Thursday night.
Will City keep their excellent start going to go top of the ladder or will Victory cause an upset to boost their finals hopes?
Read on for all the team news.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Yukari KINGA, 3.Lauren BARNES, 4.Chelsea BLISSETT, 6.Aivi LUIK, 7.Steph CATLEY (c), 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS, 9.Claire EMSLIE, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 15.Emma CHECKER, 16.Sofia SAKALIS, 17.Kyah SIMON, 20.Milica MIJATOVIC, 21.Ellie CARPENTER, 23.Melissa HUDSON (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Aivi LUIK (promoted), 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS (promoted)
Unavailable: 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC (hamstring)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Casey DUMONT (gk), 2.Rosie SUTTON, 3.Teigen ALLEN, 4.Emily MENGES, 6.Haley HANSON, 7.Emma ROBERS, 8.Angie BEARD, 9.Natasha DOWIE (c), 10.Jenna McCORMICK, 11.Darian JENKINS, 13.Polly DORAN, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Annalie LONGO, 18.Grace MAHER, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 20.Melissa MAIZELS (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Emma ROBERS (promoted), 19.Lia PRIVITELLI (promoted)
Unavailable: 5.Laura BROCK (foot), 17.Alex GUMMER (quad)
Thursday, 12 December 2019
ABD Stadium, Broadmeadow
Kick-Off: 7:30pm (Local)( 7:30pm (AEDT))
Referee: Isabella Blaess
Assistant Referee 1: Danielle Anderson
Assistant Referee 2: Janelle Sammut
Fourth Official: Caitlyn Williams
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:15pm (AEDT), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
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