Match Preview: Newcastle Jets v Canberra United

Table-toppers Canberra United head north to face Newcastle Jets with a point to prove in a much-anticipated Westfield W-League encounter on Saturday night.

Canberra are equal first heading into Round 3, but will be somewhat disappointed after a thrilling 4-4 draw against Perth Glory in Round 2.

United led 4-1 against a Glory side reduced to 10 players, but conceded three goals in the last 10 minutes to throw away two points.

It should mean there is no shortage of motivation when Heather Garriock’s side face a Jets outfit who have played just once - in a 2-1 loss at Melbourne Victory.

The Jets did hammer Canberra the last time the two sides met, though, recording a 5-1 win that was highlighted by a Katie Stengel hat-trick.

Hannah Brewer will return from suspension for the Jets, while Canberra are without high-profile pair Refiloe Jane and Aoife Colvill.

THEY SAID IT

"We've got a lot of things to work on now, especially at the back end of games. But we'll start fresh after the international break." - Canberra's Karly Roestbakken

INS AND OUTS

Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Sophie NENADOVIC, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND (c), 11.Cortnee VINE, 12.Tara ANDREWS, 14.Taylor SMITH, 15.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Pana PETRATOS, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Hannah BREWER (return from suspension), 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (promoted), 15.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted)

Outs: 22.Larissa CRUMMER (quad - 2 weeks)

Unavailable: Nil

Canberra United squad: 1.Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2.Laura HUGHES, 3.Natasha PRIOR, 4.Rachel CORSIE (c), 5.Nikola ORGILL, 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, 23.Maria JOSE ROJAS

**two to be omitted** 

Ins: 3.Natasha PRIOR (Return from Injury), 10.Paige NIELSEN (New Signing), 8.Olivia PRICE (Promoted), 17.Madelyn WHITTALL (Promoted)

Outs: 6.Refiloe JANE (International Duty), 7.Aoife COLVILL (Foot – 4 Weeks)

Unavailable: Nil

HOW TO WATCH

You can stream the match through the MyFootball Live App, live, fast and data-free for Telstra mobile customers, from 7:30pm on Saturday night.

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