Match preview: Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
It is crunch time for both of these sides at Jubilee Oval when Sydney FC host Newcastle Jets in a battle to keep their Westfield W-League finals hopes alive.
Sydney FC entered the season as one of the favourites but inconsistent form has prevented them from keeping pace with the top four.
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The Jets meanwhile are coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at the hands of Adelaide United last time out.
Leading 2-1 heading into injury time, Newcastle conceded twice through Veronica Latsko and Isabel Hodgson as they slumped to their third loss in four outings to sit in second-last position on the ladder.
Despite a bad run of form Craig Deans’ charges are still in with a chance for post-season action with seven points to their name.
History points to an exciting match-up as this is a re-match of their thrilling Semi-Final last year, ending in a 3-2 win for the Sky Blues after extra time.
Ins and outs
Friday, 4 January 2019
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Venue: Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
Kick-Off: 5:20PM (Local) (5:20PM (AEDT))
Referee: Katie Patterson
Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Ho
Assistant Referee 2: Emma Kocbek
Fourth Official: Anastasia Filacouridis
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT), SBS VICELAND from 5.00pm (AEDT) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5. Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 18.Taylor RAY, 20.Princess IBINI, 21. Julia VIGNES, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23. Danielle COLAPRICO, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 12.Natalie TOBIN (promoted). 21. Julia VIGNES (promoted)
Unavailable: 19.Amy SAYER (foot - indefinite)
Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 5.Arin WRIGHT, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Cortnee VINE, 12.Tara ANDREWS, 15.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Pana PETRATOS, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 22.Larissa CRUMMER, 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)
**one to be omitted**
Ins: 22.Larissa CRUMMER (return from suspension)
Unavailable: 9.Katie STENGEL (foot - 4 weeks), 14.Taylor SMITH (knee - indefinite)
How to watch
Tune into SBS VICELAND or FOX SPORTS 505 for the 5.20pm kick off (AEDT). 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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