Match preview: Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory
Perth Glory travels to Sydney to take on the Western Sydney Wanderers in a Round 13 clash that may go a long way into determining their Westfield W-League fate.
Bobby Despotovski’s side sit in fourth spot and on the precipice of dropping out of a finals position and have to negotiate a Wanderers side brimming with confidence following their shock 4-1 win over Adelaide United in Round 12.
There were four different goal scorers for Dan Barrett's side on Saturday afternoon, with Elizabeth Addo scoring the pick of the bunch and making a nuisance of herself all game.
Despite Western Sydney are merely playing for pride at this point of the 2018/19 Season, they will be buoyed by the prospect of influencing the final standings, as they also take on top-four challengers Newcastle Jets in Round 14.
Sam Kerr is still the Westfield W-League’s leading goalscorer, but goals to Caitlin Foord and Veronica Latsko in Round 12 mean the Westfield Matilda has a scarce amount of breathing room.
The last time these two sides met was back in Round 3 where a Rachel Hill brace and a Kerr goal did the damage for the hosts, securing a 3-0 win and confirming Perth as potential Premiers.
Can Western Sydney make it two wins from two, or will Perth Glory get a foothold in the top four and give themselves a platform heading into Round 14?
Ins and outs
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (gk), 4.Maruschka WALDUS, 5.Rachel LOWE, 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 7.Lo’eau LABONTA, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Remy SIEMSEN, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Elizabeth ADDO, 12.Susan PHONSONGKHAM, 14.Courtney NEVIN, 15.Talitha KRAMER, 17.Sydney MIRAMONTEZ, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Caitlin JARVIE, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk)
Ins: 20.Caitlin JARVIE (returns from suspension)
Perth Glory squad: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Alyssa MAUTZ , 5.Shannon MAY, 7.Nicole STANTON, 9.Rachel HILL, 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI, 11.LeticiaMcKENNA, 12.Jenna ONIONS, 13.Jamie-Lee GALE, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 15.Alexia MORENO, 20.Sam KERR (c), 21.Morgan AQUINO (gk), 24.Natasha RIGBY, 25.Katie NAUGHTON **two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Sarah CARROLL (returns from injury), 7.Nicole STANTON (returns from suspension), 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI (promoted)
Outs: 17.Liana COOK (not selected)
How to watch
Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 7:30pm AEDT. Alternatively, can 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.
Secure your ticket HERE to see if the Wanderers can overcome Sam Kerr’s Perth Glory.