W-League Preview: Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets

Preview of Westfield W-League Round 3 clash between Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets.

Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets Saturday 30 November 2013 Burton Park, Adelaide Local kick-off: 3pm (3.30pm AEDT)

Without a win between them, both sides will be desperate for maximum points in a meeting of last season-s bottom pair. Adelaide have made the brighter start to the season firstly taking a point off Western Sydney Wanderers away from home, and then giving as good as they got before succumbing 2-0 to Melbourne Victory on their own patch. Newcastle Jets, by contrast have shipped nine goals in two matches, although notably six of those have come in the second half.

Daniela DI Bartolo returns to the Adelaide roster in place of the unfortunate Bianca Gray who is set to miss the next 12 months with injury. Former Norway international Lisa-Marie Woods, having now got one game under her belt with the Lady Reds, will be aiming to develop a partnership with the team-s other most experienced outfield player, Kristy Moore.

The Jets too have received a much-needed injection of experience with the arrival of Canadian-born Ireland international defender Ciara McCormack. Also returning from injury and illness respectively are Hannah Brewer and Maddy Searl who will bolster a young line-up that needs to remain resolute against a physical Adelaide side.

Adelaide United squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 3. Alexandra GUMMER, 4. Tegan RIDING, 5. Jessie WHAREPOURI, 6. Laura STOCKDALE, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY, 9. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 10. Monique IANNELLA, 11. Isabel HODGSON, 12. Daila TAIS-BORG, 13. Jayah BROWN, 14. Jenna McCORMICK, 15. Jessica WATERHOUSE, 16. Tiarn POWELL, 18. Kelly BARLTROP (GK), 19. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 23. Kristy MOORE (C) (two to be omitted)

Ins: 10. Monique IANNELLA, 11. Isabel HODGSON (both promoted), 19. Daniela DI BARTOLO (new signing)

Outs: 2. Bianca GRAY (injured - 12 months),

Unavailable: None

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza Campbell (GK), 2. Hannah Brewer, 3. Stacey Day, 4. Siahn Bozanic, 5. Ciara McCormack, 6. Ashley Spina, 7. Gema Simon, 8. Maddy Searl, 9. Tara Andrews, 10. Rhali Dobson, 12. Hannah Beard, 13. Jasmin Courtenay, 14. Sophie Nenadovic, 16. Cassidy Davis, 19. Adriana Jones, 21. Ainsley Buchanan (GK) (one to be omitted)

Ins: 2. Hannah Brewer (returns from injury), 5. Ciara McCormack (new signing), 8. Maddy Searl (returns from illness) 21. Ainsley Buchanan (promoted)

Outs: 15. Libby Copus-Brown, 17. Lauren Brown, 20. Claire Coelho (all unavailable)

Unavailable: 11. Grace Macintyre (knee - 6 weeks)

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