Westfield W-League 2009 Round 6 Preview

Round 6 of the Westfield W-League launches into the second half of the season with another four games of the best women’s football in the country.

Round 6 of the Westfield W-League launches into the second half of the season with another four games of the best women-s football in the country.

This week-s ABC match of the round features the Round 1 and last season-s grand final replay between Brisbane Roar and Canberra United at McKellar Park in Canberra. With Brisbane just coming off an historic 6-0 win over Perth Glory and Canberra looking more and more certain in the run in to the finals, this is sure to be a tight tussle between these two strong clubs.

In Newcastle, the Jets face the Lady Reds, Adelaide United. It-s a fight to rise from the foot of the table as both teams currently sit on one point each. With Adelaide yet to score a goal it will be a great effort for the girls from SA to try and turn their season around. But with HSCs finished, the girls from Newcastle will have their minds completely focused on kick-starting their season and look to make a late charge to the finals.

In Perth a real test is waiting for the Glory girls as they host Central Coast Mariners. Can Perth bounce back from a Round 5 thrashing by the Roar and show they are genuine Westfield W-League contenders or will Central Coast continue with the form that has them sitting firmly in second place?

Finally it-s down to Melbourne where the third placed Sky Blue of Sydney FC faces a determined Melbourne Victory outfit, who currently occupy fourth spot, in their match at Deakin Reserve in Shepparton. A win for either side will place them firmly in Westfield W-League finals contention and both teams will look to impress in front of what looks to be a large and vocal Shepparton crowd.

This is the Official Preview for Round 6 of the Westfield W-League. Please note that squads are subject to change.

Accredited media wishing to attend any Westfield W-League match should let the relevant club media contact know. Media are also encouraged to contact the respective club media manager for further club specific information or clarification. For fixtures, reports or for further information click here.

Saturday, 7 November 2009 Canberra United v Brisbane Roar McKellar Park, Canberra Local kick-off: 3.00pm Referee: Pru Donohue

Live and exclusive on ABC1 and ABC HD from 3.00pm AEDT

Canberra United Squad: 1. Lydia WILLIAMS (c), 2. Rebecca KITING, 3. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Kahlia HOGG, 6. Ellie RAYMOND, 7. Ellie BRUSH, 9. Grace GILL, 10. TSENG Shu O, 11. Cian MACIEJEWSKI, 12. Snez VELJANOVSKA, 14. Ashleigh SYKES, 15. Nicole SYKES, 19. Jennifer BISSET, 20. Jocelyn MARA, 22. Lucy ALLAN

In: Ellie RAYMOND (promoted), Lucy ALLAN (injury replacement player)

Out: LIN Chiung Ying (ACL - season), Ellyse PERRY (Cricket)

Unavailable: 17. Christine WALTERS (calf - indefinitely), 18. Sally SHIPARD (awaiting international clearance - indefinite)

Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Casey DUMONT (gk) 2. Kate MCSHEA, 3. Karla REUTER 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE (c) 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Joanne BURGESS, 7. Pam BIGNOLD, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9 Jenna TRISTRAM, 10.Lana HARCH, 11. Aivi LUIK, 12. Stephanie LATHAM 13. Tameka BUTT, 14.Sasha MCDONNELL 15. Leah CURTIS 18. Courtney BEUTEL, 19. Ellen BEAUMONT, 20. Kate STEWART (gk) *four to be omitted*

In: Tameka BUTT (returns from injury), Steph LATHAM (Promoted), Karla REUTER (Promoted)

Out: Lauren COLTHORPE (Hip - 2 weeks)

Unavailable: Emily GIELNIK (Foot - indefinite)

Saturday, 7 November 2009 Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow Local kick-off: 4.00pm Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Alison LOGUE (gk), 2. Libby SHARPE, 3. Pelay INGLES, 4. Loren MAHONEY, 5. Stacey DAY, 6. Amber NEILSON, 7. Gema SIMON, 8. Bronte BATES, 9. Kate HENSMAN, 10. Hayley CRAWFORD(c), 11. Carlie IIKONOMOU, 12. Emma STEWART, 13. Caitlyn JARVIE, 15. Renee CARTWRIGHT, 16. Kirstyn PEARCE, 18. Leia SMITH, 20. Emma-Kate DEWHURST (gk), 21. Harmonie ATTWILL, 22. Nicole JONES *four to be omitted*

In: Libby SHARPE (promoted), Emma STEWART (promoted), Kirstyn PEARCE (promoted), Nicole JONES (promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Hannah BREWER (International Duty), Madeline SEARL (International Duty), Tara ANDREWS (International Duty)

Adelaide United squad: 1.Sian McLAREN (gk), 2.Ebony WEIDENBACH, 3.Renee HARRISON, 6.Thomai KEZIOS, 7.Racheal QUIGLEY, 9.Angela FIMMANO, 11.Georgia CHAPMAN, 12.Katerina BEXIS, 14.Donna COCKAYNE, 15.Tenneille BOALER, 16.Christina PAPAGEORGIOU (c), 17.Karina ROWETH, 18.Rochelle KUHAR, 19. Nenita BURGESS, 20.Kristi HARVEY (gk), 21.Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY *one to be omitted*

In: Thomai KEZIOS (promoted), Lauren CHILVERS (promoted), Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY (injury replacement player)

Out: Marijana RAJCIC (long term injury - ankle)

Unavailable: Ruth BLACKBURN - injured (season) Ashlee FAUL (international duty), Ruth WALLACE (international duty)

Saturday, 7 November 2009 Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners Clipsal Stadium, Inglewood Local kick-off: 3.00pm (6.00pm AEDT) Referee: Lee Corey

Perth Glory squad: 1. Emma WIRKUS (gk), 3. Carys HAWKINS, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 7. Elissia CANHAM, 8. Tanya OXTOBY (C), 9. Dani CALAUTTI, 10. Ciara CONWAY, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 15. Alex SINGER, 16. Sadie LAWRENCE, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Ellis GLANFIELD, 19. Katarina JUKIC, 20. Zoe PALANDRI (gk), 21. Jaymee GIBBONS *two to be omitted*

In: Lisa DE VANNA (return from suspension)

Out: Collette McCALLUM (injured - test)

Unavailable: Sam KERR (national duty)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Jillian LOYDEN (gk), 2. Caitlin COOPER, 3. Lyndsay GLOHE, 4. Rachael DOYLE, 5. Jessica SEAMAN, 7. Teresa POLIAS, 8. Kelly GOLEBIOWSKI, 9. Renee ROLLASON, 10. Kendall FLETCHER, 11. Michelle HEYMAN, 12. Samantha SPACKMAN, 13. Tudy CAMILLERI, 14. Ashleigh CONNOR, 15. Elizabeth O'REILLY, 16. Jenna KINGSLEY, 17. Britt SIMMONS, 19. Lydia VANDENBERGH, 20. Rachel COOPER (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Jessica SEAMAN (promoted), Teresa POLIAS (promoted), Elizabeth O'REILLY (promoted).

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

Saturday, 7 November 2009 Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC Deakin Reserve, Shepparton Local kick-off: 7.00pm Referee: Catherine Hofmann

Melbourne Victory squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 3. Marlies OOSTDAM, 4. Tal KARP, 5. Laura ALLEWAY, 6. Maika RUYTER-HOOLEY, 7. Sarah GROENEWALD, 8. Katie THORLAKSON, 10. Deanna NICESKI, 11. Julianne SITCH, 12. Monnique HANSEN KOFOED, 13. Katrina GORRY, 14. Selin KURALAY, 18. Ursula HUGHSON, 19. Enza BARILLA, 20. Nicole PAUL (gk), 21. Kara MOWBRAY *two to be omitted*

In: Marlies OOSTDAM (returns from injury), Julianne SITCH (returns from illness), Selin KURALAY (returns)

Out: Jessica HUMBLE (not selected) Gulcan KOCA (not selected)

Unavailable: Stephanie CATLEY (international duty) Cailtin FRIEND (international duty), Vedrana POPOVIC (knee, 1-2 weeks)

Sydney FC squad: 1. Nikola DEITER (gk), 4. Alesha CLIFFORD, 5. Lisa GILBERT, 6. Servet UZUNLAR, 7. Heather GARRIOCK (c), 8. Julie RYDAHL, 9. Sarah WALSH, 10. Kylie LEDBROOK, 11. Cathrine PAASKE, 12. Michelle CARNEY, 13. Catherine CANNULI, 15. Kyah SIMON, 16. Linda O-NEILL, 19. Leena KHAMIS, 20. Carla MONFORTE (gk)

In: Nil

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Nicola BOLGER (knee - season), Teigan ALLEN (international duty), Danielle BROGAN (knee - season), Brittany WHITFIELD (international duty)