Westfield W-League Preview

All the squad news for Round 7 of the Westfield W-League

Round 7 Preview

Round 7 sees a number of key players return from injury and suspension with equal top goal scorer for Adelaide United, Sarah Scalzi returning as well as top goal-scorer for Newcastle Jets, Katie Gill and influential defender Thea Slatyer for Canberra United to name just a few.

Stats, facts & milestones

Sixteen goals were scored in the four matches of Round 6 over the weekend, an average of four goals per game and a record high for a one Westfield W-League round so far. After Round 6 (24 matches), 78 goals have been scored in the Westfield W-League, an average of 3.25 goals per game for the season so far. This compares to an average of 2.87 goals per game (149 goals in 52 matches) in the Hyundai A-League so far this season, while the all-time average for the Hyundai A-League stands at 2.67 goals per game (860 goals in 322 matches).

Weekend Matches

Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 6 December Hindmarsh Stadium Local kick off 3.30pm (4.00pm AEDT) Referee: Kate Jacewicz

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Adelaide United squad: 1.Emma WIRKUS (gk), 2.Renee HARRISON, 3.Sarah AMORIM, 4.Dianne ALAGICH (c), 6.Kristyn SWAFFER, 7.Racheal QUIGLEY, 8.Sandra SCALZI, 9.Stephanie TOKICH, 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 11.Sharon BLACK, 12.Tanya HARRISON, 14.Donna COCKAYNE, 15.Lauren CHILVERS, 17.April MANN, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk)

In: Emma WIRKUS (gk), Sandra SCALZI (return from injury), Tanya HARRISON (promoted)

Out: Angela FIMMANO (injured), Leah ROBINSON (overseas -season), Kristi HARVEY (omitted)

Others Unavailable: Nil

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Emma-Kate DEWHURST (gk), 2.Caitlin COOPER (c), 3.Lyndsay GLOHE, 4.Rachael DOYLE, 5.Jodie BAIN, 6.Karina ROWETH, 7.Teresa POLIAS, 8.Renee ROLLASON, 10.Kyah SIMON, 12.Gill FOSTER, 13.Trudy CAMILLERI, 16.Kathryn PRYER, 20.Lisa HARTLEY (gk), 23.Jenna KINGSLEY, 25.Brooke STARRETT

In: Brooke STARRETT

Out: Britt SIMMONS (overseas)

Others Unavailable: Ellyse PERRY, Stephanie HAIM (Australian School Girls), Elizabeth O-REILLY (Australian School Girls), Emma STEWART (Australian School Girls), Hayley ABBOTT (Australian School Girls)

Canberra United v Sydney FC Saturday 6 December McKellar Park, Cnr William Slim & Owen Dixon Drives, McKellar ACT Local kick off 6.00pm (AEDT) Referee:

Canberra United squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Rhian DAVIES, 3.Amy CHAPMAN, 4.Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5.Sasha MCDONNELL, 6.Caitlin MUNOZ, 7.Ellie BRUSH (c), 8.Rebecca KITING, 9.Grace GILL, 10.Hayley CRAWFORD, 11.Cian MACIEJEWSKI, 12.Kara MOWBRAY, 13.Thea SLATYER, 14.Ashleigh SYKES, 15.Nicole SYKES, 16.Snez VELJANOVSKA, 17.Christine WALTERS, 18.Lucy ALLAN, 19.Jennifer BISSET *four to be omitted

In: Bronwyn STUDMAN (promoted), Cian MACIEJEWSKI (return from suspension), Thea SLATYER (return from suspension), Snez VELJANOVSKA (promoted), Lucy ALLAN (promoted)

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Maja BLASCH (gk) (Australian School Girls)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Rachel COOPER (gk), 3.Danielle BROGAN, 4.Alesha CLIFFORD, 5.Lisa GILBERT (c), 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 13.Loren MAHONEY, 14.Maggie ELHUSSEINI, 15.Jessica SEAMAN, 16.Linda O-NEILL, 17.Danielle SMALL 18.Nicola BOLGER, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Nikki DIETER (gk), 21.Jordan MARSH

In: Jordan MARSH (replacement player), Loren MAHONEY (promoted)

Out: Heather GARRIOCK (hip - 3 weeks), Samantha SPACKMAN (hamstring - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Jo BURGESS (hamstring - 1 week), Sarah WALSH (leg - 2 weeks), Michelle HEYMAN (released by mutual consent)

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets Saturday 6 December Epping Stadium, Local kick off 7.00pm AEDT Referee: Sara Hodson

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 2.Meghan ARCHER, 3.Marlies OOSTDAM, 4.Tal KARP (c), 5.Laura ALLEWAY, 6.Maika RUYTER-HOOLEY, 7.Sarah GROENEWALD, 9.Rebecca TEGG, 11.Brittany TIMKO, 12.Sophie HOGBEN, 14.Selin KURALAY, 15.Daniela DIGIAMMARCO, 17.Alisha FOOTE, 19.Enza BARILLA, 20.Nicole PAUL (gk)

In: Megan ARCHER, Laura ALLEWAY

Out: Bronwyn NUTLEY (omitted), Sarah RICHARDSON (omitted)

Others Unavailable: Nil

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Alison LOGUE (gk), 3.Samantha WOOD, 4.Elizabeth SHARPE, 5.Cheryl SALISBURY (c), 6.Amber NEILSON, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Leia SMITH, 9.Rhali DOBSON, 10.Joanne PETERS, 11.Stacey DAY, 12.Katie GILL, 14.Nicole JONES, 15.Emily VAN EGMOND, 16.Kirstyn PEARCE, 18.Rebecca SMITH, 19.Sanna FROSTEVALL, 21.Taleah DOYLE two to be omitted

In: Leia SMITH, Katie GILL (return from suspension), Taleah DOYLE

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: nil

Perth Glory v Queensland Roar Sunday 7 December Members Equity Stadium Local kick off 4.00pm (5.00pm AQST) Referee: Casey Reibelt

Perth Glory squad: 30.Luisa MARZOTTO (gk), 2.Stacey LEARMONT, 3.Carys HAWKINS, 4.Sam KERR, 5.Shannon MAY, 6.Katarina JUKIC, 7.Ciara CONWAY, 8.Tanya OXTOBY (c), 9.Katy COGHLAN, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Dani CALAUTTI, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14.Collette McCALLUM, 15.Elle SEMMENS, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 20.Maya DIEDERICHSEN (gk) *One to be omitted

In: Shannon MAY (promoted), Elle SEMMENS (promoted)

Out: Ella MASTRANTONIO (suspended)

Others Unavailable: Kate STEWART (knee - season), Emily DUNN (ankle - 1 week)

Queensland Roar squad: 1.Casey DUMONT, 2.Kate McSHEA, 3.Karla REUTER, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5.Brooke SPENCE, 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9.Alicia FERGUSON, 10.Lana HARCH, 11.Ruth BLACKBURN, 12.Veronica WILLIAMS, 13.Tameka BUTT, 14.Vedrana POPOVIC, 15.Stephanie LATHAM, 16.Lauren COLTHORPE, 17.Tashina ROMA, 18.Courtney BEUTEL, 19.Ellen BEAUTMONT, 20.Lara BOON (gk) *three to be omitted

In: Veronica WILLIAMS (promoted), Vedrana POPOVIC (promoted), Stephanie LATHAM, Tashina ROMA (promoted)

Out: Kim CARROLL (knee injury - season)

Others Unavailable: Jenna TRISTRAM (knee - season)

Note. - Squads subject to change - Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.

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Birthdays

Maika Ruyter-Hooley (Melbourne Victory) turns 21 on Thursday 04-Dec