Match Preview: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City

Sunday afternoon sees Newcastle Jets host Melbourne City in a clash crucial for both teams' Westfield W-League 2019 Finals Series chances. 

The Jets have had ample time to lick their wounds after a Chioma Ubogagu strike condemned them to a 1-0 loss against Brisbane Roar last Thursday night.

City meanwhile have had six days to refocus after conceding a last-gasp Georgia Campagnale bullet against Adelaide United, which stripped Dario Vidosic’s team of their second win of the campaign.

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That result would have turned around City' fortunes, following 5-2 and 2-0 losses to Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory respectively.

Form aside, there will be a host of Westfield Matildas on show at McDonald Jones Stadium hoping to stake a claim six months out from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. 

Emily van Egmond forms a crucial part of Newcastle’s spine in front of centre-back pairing of Larissa Crummer and Gema Simon. They will have their work cut out trying to nullify Tameka Butt and Kyah Simon, with the latter scoring in Round 5.

Should Newcastle breach City’s midfield enforcer Elise Kellond-Knight, they will have to overcome one final obstacle in the form of Lydia Williams.

The 30-year-old custodian has 74 caps between the sticks for the Westfield Matildas, making her a more-than-formidable prospect in this clash. 

Ins and outs

To be confirmed later this week.

How to watch

Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 2:30pm AEDT. Alternatively, you can watch the match live and free-to-air on SBS VICELAND. You can also stream the match live 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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