Match preview: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United and Sydney FC will both have aims on returning to the winner’s circle when they meet in a crucial Westfield W-League Round 5 clash on Sunday.

Both teams are coming off defeats last weekend and, sitting sixth and seventh respectively on the ladder, three points is almost a must even this early in the campaign.

GOAL OF THE ROUND: Alanna Kennedy - Sydney FC
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Canberra United welcome back South Africa international Refiloe Jane who returns from the African Cup of Nations.

While Sydney FC's Amy Harrison is part of the squad, almost 11 months to the day since she ruptured the ACL and MCL in her left knee against Newcastle Jets in January.

There could be as many as six Westfield Matildas in action at McKellar Park, meaning there will be plenty of quality on show in what is historically a high-scoring fixture.

On that note, there have been 15 goals scored in the last three meetings between United and the Sky Blues.

Whichever side takes their chances in front of goal on Sunday afternoon might just come out on top and claim a vital victory.

Alanna Kennedy

Ins and outs

Canberra United squad: 1. Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2. Laura HUGHES, 3. Natasha PRIOR, 4. Rachel CORSIE (c), 5. Nikola ORGILL, 6. Refiloe JANE, 8. Olivia PRICE, 9. Rhoda MULAUDZI, 10. Paige NIELSEN, 11. Denise O'SULLIVAN, 13. Meaghan MCELLIGOTT, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Madelyn WHITTALL, 18. Taren KING, 19. Nickoletta FLANNERY, 20. Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 21. Ellie CARPENTER

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 6. Refiloe JANE (Return from International Duty), 18. Taren KING (Return from Injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 7. Aoife COLVILL (Foot – 1-2 Weeks)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Rachael SOUTAR, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 18.Taylor RAY, 20.Princess IBINI, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23.Danielle COLAPRICO, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Ally GREEN (promoted), 8.Amy HARRISON (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 4.Elizabeth RALSTON (calf – 1 week), 19.Amy SAYER (foot - indefinite), 21.Julia VIGNES (foot – 1 week)

How to watch

You can stream this 4:00pm AEDT kick-off on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football YouTube channel.


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