An intriguing contest looms as the Fox Sports/ABC TV cameras visit Newcastle for the first time this season when Perth Glory hit town.
Westfield W-League fans across the country will have the opportunity to see if these two aspiring clubs are likely to achieve their stated aim of breaking into the play-offs.
Newcastle Jets truly set their campaign alive with a stunning 4-0 win at Melbourne Victory last Sunday. One swallow doesn’t make a summer of course, but Jets fans will be optimistic this will be the season to break their seven-year finals drought. Hopefully Novocastrians get out in force on Sunday.
It will also be the first opportunity for local fans to see their imports, led by striker Jen Hoy and returning utility Megan Oyster. Historically, though, the Jets have a poor record against the Glory at home, having lost four on the trot against the visitors from the other side of the continent.
Perth Glory, for their part, remain undefeated thus far after a Sam Kerr-inspired 4-2 win against Western Sydney Wanderers, and then a draw against a strong Brisbane Roar. They too will be parading their new international recruits in front of the cameras for the first time. Both teams are virtually at full strength, but who will come out on top?
Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Referee: Lara Lee
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 2.00pm (AEDT) and ABC TV from 2.00pm (AEDT)
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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Kelsey WYS (gk), 2.Sophie NENADOVIC, 3.Elizabeth O'REILLY, 4.Megan OYSTER, 5.Arin GILLILAND, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON (c), 8.Emma STANBURY, 9.Jennifer HOY, 10.Rhali DOBSON, 13.Grace MACINTYRE, 14.Brooke MILLER, 15.Elizabeth COPUS-BROWN, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Ashlee BRODIGAN, 20.Claire COELHO (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 13.Grace MACINTYRE (returns from sickness), 15.Elizabeth COPUS-BROWN (promoted)
Unavailable: 12.Chloe LOGARZO (injured)
Perth Glory squad: 1.Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Alyssa MAUTZ, 5.Patricia CHARALAMBOUS, 6.Carla BENNETT, 7.Nicole STANTON, 8.Shawn BILLAM, 9.Rosie SUTTON, 10.Vanessa DIBERNARDO, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 17.Natasha RIGBY, 18.Gabby DAL BUSCO (gk), 20.Samantha KERR (c), 22.Arianna ROMERO