Garriock: We owe it to the Canberra fans

They may be out of Westfield W-League finals contention but Canberra United coach Heather Garriock has vowed that her team will continue to fight till the end of the season.

A desire to repay the faith of their dedicated fans is the driving force for the Green Machine for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.

United have spent the last two weeks on the training pitch as they prepare for their last home game of the season against Adelaide United on Sunday, February 16. 

While they can't bridge the current seven-point gap between themselves and the top four, Garriock said it was important for her players and the club to finish the season strong. 

"During this week off for the Matildas' Olympic qualifiers, it is important that we work really hard because the season isn't over for us," the United boss said.

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"Whilst we can't make the top four, which was our ultimate goal, there are other positives that we can take out of this season. 

"Most importantly, we want to finish the season off strong for ourselves, the club and our fans." 

Canberra made an excellent start to the season, only losing twice in the first six games and picking up 10 points.

But a run of four straight defeats means the club will miss out on the finals for another campaign.

Despite the disappointment of not being involved in the big end-of-season matches, Garriock said she had drawn upon the positives of the season. 

"We have nine Canberra based players in our squad which I am proud to say," she said.

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Heather Garriock


"They have either come throughout the NPLW or the Canberra United Academy program which I am sure other clubs can't boast about. 

"Some of our young and inexperienced players have stepped up this season and I am proud of them." 

Canberra United will play their last home game of the season on Sunday, February 16 against Adelaide United. 

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