It's top against bottom as Perth Glory host Western Sydney Wanderers but this season’s Westfield W-League doesn’t always go according to script.
Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday 15 November 2014
Ashfield Sports Club, Perth
Local kick-off: 3pm (6pm AEDT)
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In theory the task is a monumental one for the Wanderers. They suffered a club record 10-1 demolition when the Glory visited western Sydney earlier in the season.
To many it signalled the beginning of the end for the Wanderers. Yet the following week they defeated Brisbane Roar’s all-star line-up for a famous victory.
Nevertheless their task is significant despite coach Norm Boardman naming an unchanged side from last weekend to head across the Nullarbor.
Three points against the Wanderers will shore up the Westfield W-League premiership for the Glory for the first time. It is a rich reward and few would deny that the West Australians are deserving winners having secured eight wins from nine starts.
With 28 goals scored already, the Glory are also eyeing off Sydney’s competition record goal-tally of 37 achieved last season.
With a forward line led by Kate Gill, five-goal heroine against the Wanderers last time, few would bet against the Glory notching further milestones this campaign.
Perth Glory squad: 1. Mackenzie Arnold (gk), 2. Sarah Carroll, 3. Carys Hawkins, 4. Bronwyn Studman, 5. Shannon May 6. Alanna Kennedy, 7. Gabrielle Marzano, 9. Caitlin Foord, 12. Kate Gill, 13. Elisa D’Ovidio, 14. Collette McCallum, 15. Shelina Zadorsky, 17. Marianna Tabain, 18. Gabrielle Dal Busco (gk), 20. Samantha Kerr
Ins: Gabrielle Dal Busco (Westfield Young Matildas)
Outs: Kathleen Waycott (omitted)
Western Sydney Wanderers squad: 1. Trudy Burke (gk), 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Jessica Seaman, 4. Caitlin Jarvie, 5. Helen Petinos, 6. Rachael Soutar, 7. Kendall Johnson. 8. Grace Henry, 9. Keelin Winters, 10. Michelle Carney, 12. Hannah Beard, 14. Demi Koulizakis, 16. Linda O’Neill, 17. Laura Donnelly, 20. Sham Khamis (gk)