Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory: match preview
Only two points separate Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory on the Westfield W-League ladder as these sides prepare to jostle for position in the Hunter.
While the seventh-placed Newcastle are not mathematically out of Finals Series contention, many other results are required to fall in the Jets favour were they to win their final four matches of 2019/20.
Ash Wilson has been installed as head coach after Craig Deans took temporary charge of the Jets' Hyundai A-League team and the home side will be aiming to deny the Glory a first win of the campaign on Thursday night.
Bobby Despotovski has overseen a transitional season in Western Australia after Perth fell in the 2018/19 Grand Final. Their youthful side travel west knowing a maiden triumph would see them overtake the Jets in the table.
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadcast: 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, 11.Pana PETRATOS, 12.Tessa TAMPLIN, 13.Lauren ALLAN, 14.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk), 31.Paige KINGSTON-HOGG
Ins: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (promoted), 14.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted)
Outs: 10.Libby COPUS-BROWN (suspension – 1 week), 19.Nicki FLANNERY (leg – 1-2 weeks)
Unavailable: 4.Annabel MARTIN (knee – 2 weeks)
Perth Glory squad: 3.Kim CARROLL, 5.Shannon MAY, 6.Arianna ROMERO, 7.CELIA, 8.Morgan ANDREWS, 9.Crystal THOMAS, 10.Julia SARDO, 11.Leticia McKENNA, 13.Jamie-Lee GALE, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 16.Isabella WALLHEAD, 19.Hana LOWRY, 21.Morgan AQUINO (gk), 24.Natasha RIGBY (c), 28.Katarina JUKIC
Ins: 7.CELIA (returns from illness)
Outs: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk) (head injury)