Perth Glory face a tough ask on home turf against a team they have yet to beat in eight matches across five previous seasons of the Westfield W-League.
Perth Glory v Canberra United Saturday 21 December 2013 Percy Doyle Reserve, Perth Local kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)
Perth Glory face a tough ask on home turf against a team they have yet to beat in eight matches across five previous seasons of the Westfield W-League. The star-laden Canberra side arriving in Perth is a sight that Glory coach Jamie Harnwell could do without.
Perth Glory-s season is going from bad to worse. Struggling to find form, the Glory have been hit by a horror run with injuries. Defender Sasha Andrews and Matildas midfielder ace Collette McCallum are the latest to be struck down, with the latter out for the season in a massive blow. The Glory competed with Western Sydney Wanderers for much of last weekend-s 3-0 loss only to suffer in the attacking third, and the eventual return of striker Kate Gill after Christmas will be a welcome boost.
Canberra United retuned to winning ways last Saturday with a routine 3-0 win at Newcastle Jets with both Michelle Heyman and Stephanie Ochs on song, and unlucky not to bag several more goals. Canberra will be aiming for three more points and a return to the summit after suffering their only loss of the campaign against Brisbane a fortnight ago. They will, however, have to make do without Georgia Yeoman-Dale and Caitlin Munoz who will both sit out this match with injury.
Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 5. Shannon MAY, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Amy KNIGHTS, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), 21. Christina JULIEN, 22. Emily HENDERSON
Ins: Jess Dillon, Amy Knights (both promoted), Emily Henderson (new signing - Football West NTC)
Outs: Bronwyn Studman (suspended), Sasha Andrews (ankle - 4 weeks), Collette McCallum (knee - season)
Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring - indefinite), Kat Jukic (hip - season), Kate Gill (illness - 1 week)
Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS, Catherine BROWN, Kendall FLETCHER, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES, Lori LINDSEY, Holly HOUSTON, Jennifer BISSET, Trudy BURKE (gk), Stephanie OCHS
Ins: Holly Houston (promoted)
Outs: Georgia Yeoman-Dale (hip)
Unavailable: Sally Shipard (knee - indefinite), Caitlin Munoz (quad - 1 week)
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