Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory: match preview
We’ve hit the penultimate round of the Westfield W-League regular season and a win for Melbourne Victory in Newcastle will give them a stranglehold on a top four berth.
Victory are looking to lock-up the last spot in the top four and have Brisbane Roar breathing down their necks, increasing the need for the defending premiers to get a result in the Hunter.
Jeff Hopkins’ side will need to improve on their last showing though, which ended in a demoralising 4-0 defeat at the hands of crosstown rivals Melbourne City.
The Jets are well out of finals contention but have the chance to ensure they can’t finish with the wooden spoon if they can get a win or draw in this one.
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off: 4.00pm AEDT
Venue: No. 2 Sportsground
Broadcast: ABC TV, FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Sophie NENADOVIC, 9.Tara ANDREWS, 10.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11.Pana PETRATOS, 12.Tessa TAMPLIN, 13.Lauren ALLAN, 14.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 19.Nicki FLANNERY, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk), 31.Paige KINGSTON-HOGG **one to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (promoted), 19.Nicki FLANNERY (return from injury)
Outs: 18.Clare WHEELER (ankle – 1 week)
Unavailable: 4.Annabel MARTIN (knee – 2 weeks), 18.Clare WHEELER (ankle – 1 week)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Casey DUMONT (gk), 2.Rosie SUTTON, 3.Teigen ALLEN, 4.Emily MENGES, 5.Laura BROCK, 6.Haley HANSON, 7.Emma ROBERS, 8.Angie BEARD, 9.Natasha DOWIE (c), 10.Jenna McCORMICK, 11.Darian JENKINS, 13.Polly DORAN, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Annalie LONGO, 18.Grace MAHER, 30.Teagan MICAH (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Emma ROBERS, (promoted), 13.Polly DORAN (promoted)