Preview: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

An annual highlight of the Westfield W-League fixture looms in inner Sydney as Sydney FC host Brisbane Roar on Lambert Park’s artificial surface.

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

Saturday 1 November 2014

Lambert Park, Sydney

Local kick-off: 5pm

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When the pair met a month or so ago the Sky Blues edged a 2-1 triumph in a torrid game that could have gone either way. This is likely to be no different.

That result in Brisbane gave Sydney a narrow historical edge in meetings between the pair that includes two grand finals, and countless other memorable encounters.

Both teams have been hit hard by absentees due to the Westfield Young Matildas FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

Sydney FC’s Amy Harrison, Natalie Tobin, Olivia Price are away, as are the Roar’s Larissa Crummer, Sunny Franco, Angela Beard, Brooke Goodrich

Once again Brisbane’s superstar goalkeeper Nadine Angerer is set to be absent after featuring for Germany in high profile internationals against France and Sweden.

Both coaches will also be keen to secure three points with Daniel Barrett yet to win in his two matches since assuming Alen Stajcic’s reins, while Belinda Wilson must be despairing at her star line-up’s erratic form.

Sydney FC squad: 21. Sian McLaren (gk), 2. Teresa Polias, 3. Liz Ralston, 4. Alesha Clifford, 5. Jasmyne Spencer, 6. Servet Uzunlar, 7. Nicola Bolger, 9. Ellyse Perry, 10. Renee Rollason, 12. Chloe Logarzo, 13. Trudy Camilleri, 15. Teigen Allen, 16. Samantha Johnson, 18. Heidi Makrillos, 20. Alyssa Harris (gk)

Ins: Teresa Polias (returns from injury), Ellyse Perry (returns from cricket commitments), Heidi Makrillos (promoted)

Outs: Amy Harrison, Natalie Tobin, Olivia Price (all Westfield Young Matildas)

Unavailable:  Casey Dumont (liver – five weeks), Kyah Simon (knee – one week)

Brisbane Roar squad: 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 3. Amy CHAPMAN, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Hayley RASO, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 13. Tameka BUTT, 14. Natasha WHEELER, 17. Emily GIELNIK,  19. Ayesha NORRIE, 20. Kate STEWART (gk), 21. Teagan MICAH

Ins: Ayesha Norrie, Natasha Wheeler (both promoted)

Outs: Larissa Crummer, Sunny Franco (both Westfield Young Matildas)

Unavailable: Nadine Angerer (international duty – one week), Angela Beard, Brooke Goodrich (both Westfield Young Matildas)