The star-studded Brisbane Roar face a massive test of their resolve when the make the long trip to Perth to tackle a talented Glory outfit.
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar Saturday 16 November 2013 Percy Doyle Reserve, Perth (N.B. Change of venue) Local kick-off: 6pm (9pm AEDT)
The star-studded Brisbane Roar face a massive test of their resolve when the make the long trip to Perth to tackle a talented Glory outfit. Brisbane last weekend slipped to a stunning 3-0 loss in what was a rare home defeat for Belinda Wilson-s charges. The Glory will be only partly satisfied with their 5-2 at Newcastle Jets, given they twice allowed their opponents to equalise.
Ella Mastrantonio returns to boost an already skilled Glory midfield, led by the mercurial Collette McCallum. Kate Gill will be looking to last longer than the hour she did in Newcastle, ahead of linking up with the Westfield Matildas squad next week. This contest is shaping as a real six-pointer with the Glory knowing they can put a significant early gap on their opponents with a win here.
Despite last weekend-s one-sided defeat Brisbane, of course, have far too much quality to be on the canvas for long. No less than nine players will link up with the Westfield Matildas squad next week, while focus will again be on headline-recruit Nadine Angerer.
Perth Glory squad: Chantel JONES (gk), Sarah CARROLL, Cecilie SANDVEJ, Bronwyn STUDMAN, Shannon MAY, Sasha ANDREWS, Ella MASTANTONIO, Rosie SUTTON, Kate GILL, Elisa D-OVIDIO, Collette McCALLUM, Jess DILLON, Thia EASTMAN, Marianna TABAIN, Amy KNIGHTS, Shawn BILLAM, Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), Christina JULIEN (three to be omitted)
Ins: Ella Mastrantonio, Thia Eastman, Amy Knights (all promoted)
Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring - indefinite), Kat Jukic (groin - 1 week)
Brisbane Roar squad: Nadine ANGERER (gk), Laura ALLEWAY, Amy CHAPMAN, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Brooke SPENCE, Joanne BURGESS, Kim CARROLL, Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, Larissa CRUMMER, Katrina GORRY, Vedrana POPOVIC, Erika ELZE, Tameka BUTT, Natasha WHEELER, Brooke GOODRICH, Hayley RASO, Emily GIELNIK, Sunny FRANCO, Ayesha NORRIE, Kate STEWART (gk) (five to be omitted)
Ins: Joanne BURGESS, Emily GIELNIK, Sunny FRANCO, Brooke GOODRICH, Natasha WHEELER (all promoted
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