Westfield W-League Squad Preview

This is the Official Round 8 Match Preview of the Westfield W-League

Round 8 Preview

A live broadcast top-of-the-table clash will kick-off Round 8 as Melbourne Victory battles for valuable points against Westfield W-League leaders Queensland Roar. The Roar has been defeated only once in seven rounds - can Melbourne Victory make it twice in eight?

Stats, facts & milestones

Boosted by a record 17 goals in one round last weekend - an average of 4.25 goals per game - the Westfield W-League-s goal tally now stands at 95 after just 28 games. This means that whoever scores the fifth goal in Round 8 will score WWL goal number 100.

Weekend Matches

Melbourne Victory v Queensland Roar Saturday 13 December Bob Jane Stadium Local kick off 4.00pm AEDT (3.00pm AQST) Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Live and exclusive on ABC 1 and ABC HD at 4.00pm AEDT

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, 10.Stephanie TANTI, 11.Brittany TIMKO, 12.Sophie HOGBEN, 14.Selin KURALAY, 15.Daniela DIGIAMMARCO, 17.Alisha FOOTE, 18.Ursula HUGHSON, 19.Enza BARILLA, 20.Nicole PAUL (gk) *two to be omitted

In: Ursula HUGHSON, Enza BARILLA

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Nil

Queensland Roar squad: 1.Casey DUMONT, 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 BEAUMONT, 20.Lara BOON *two to be omitted

In: Ruth BLACKBURN (promoted), Veronica WILLIAMS (promoted), Vedrana POPOVIC (promoted)

Out: Kate McSHEA (suspended - 2 weeks)

Others Unavailable: Jenna TRISTRAM (knee - season), Kim CARROLL (knee - season)

Sydney FC v Perth Glory Saturday 13 December Parramatta Stadium Local kick off 4.00pm AEDT (2.00pm AWDT) Referee: Sara Hodson

Sydney FC squad: 1.Rachel COOPER (gk), 2.Samantha SPACKMAN, 3.Danielle BROGAN, 4.Alesha CLIFFORD, 5.Lisa GILBERT (c), 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 8.Jo BURGESS, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 14.Maggie ELHUSSEINI, 15.Jessica SEAMAN, 16.Linda O-NEILL, 17.Danielle SMALL, 18.Nicola BOLGER, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Nikola DEITER (gk), 21.Jordan MARSH, 22.Kelly GOLEBIOWSKI

In: 2.Samantha SPACKMAN (return injury), 8.Jo BURGESS (return injury), 22.Kelly GOLEBIOWSKI (new signing)

Out: Loren MAHONEY (not selected)

Others Unavailable: Heather GARRIOCK (hip - 3 weeks), Sarah WALSH (leg - 2 weeks)

Perth Glory squad: 30.Luisa MARZOTTO (gk), 2.Stacey LEARMONT, 3.Carys HAWKINS, 4.Sam KERR, 5.Shannon MAY, 7.Ciara CONWAY, 8.Tanya OXTOBY (c), 10.Ella MASTRANTONIO, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Dani CALAUTTI, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14.Collette McCALLUM, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 19.Emily DUNN, 20.Maya DIEDERICHSEN (gk)

In: Ella MASTRANTONIO (return from suspension), Emily DUNN (return from injury)

Out: Katarina JUKIC, Katy COGHLAN

Others Unavailable: Nil

Central Coast Mariners v Canberra United Saturday 13 December Parramatta Stadium, O-Connell Street, Parramatta Local kick off 6.00pm AEDT Referee: Kirralee Gardener

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, 9.Ellyse PERRY, 10.Kyah SIMON, 11.Stephanie HAIM, 12.Gill FOSTER, 13.Trudy CAMILLERI, 15.Elizabeth O-REILLY, 16.Kathryn PRYER, 17.Britt SIMMONS, 18.Emma STEWART, 19.Hayley ABBOTT, 20.Lisa HARTLEY (gk), 23.Jenna KINGSLEY Five to be omitted

In: Ellyse PERRY, Stephanie HAIM (return from Australian School Girls), Elizabeth O-REILLY (return from Australian School Girls), Britt SIMMONS, Emma STEWART (return from Australian School Girls), Hayley ABBOTT (return from Australian School Girls)

Out: Brooke STARRETT

Others Unavailable: Nil

Canberra United squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 3.Amy CHAPMAN, 4.Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5.Sasha MCDONNELL, 6.Caitlin MUNOZ, 7.Ellie BRUSH (c), 8.Rebecca KITING, 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, 20.Maja BLASCH (gk) *three to be omitted

In: 4.Bronwyn STUDMAN (promoted), 15.Nicole SYKES (promoted), 16.Snez VELJANOVSKA (promoted), 17.Christine WALTERS (promoted), 18.Lucy ALLAN (promoted), 20.Maja BLASCH (gk) (return from Australian School Girls)

Out: 2.Rhian DAVIES (injured quad - 1 week), 9.Grace GILL (injured ankle - 4 weeks)

Others Unavailable: Nil

Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United Sunday 14 December Wanderers Oval Local kick off 5.00pm AEDT (4.30pm ACDT) Referee: Lee Corey

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: 5.Cheryl SALISBURY (c), 8.Leia SMITH

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Emma WIRKUS (gk), 2.Renee HARRISON, 4.Dianne ALAGICH (c), 5.Angela FINMANO, 6.Kristyn SWAFFER, 7.Racheal QUIGLEY, 8.Sandra SCALZI, 9.Stephanie TOKICH, 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 12.Tanya HARRISON, 14.Donna COCKAYNE, 15.Lauren CHILVERS, 16.Leanne SLATER, 17.April MANN, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk)

In: 5.Angela FINMANO, 16.Leanne SLATER, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk)

Out: 3.Sarah AMORIM (suspended), 11.Sharon BLACK (omitted), 30.Kristi HARVEY (omitted)

Others Unavailable: Nil

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

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Birthdays

Lisa Gilbert (Sydney FC) turns 30 on Tuesday 09-Dec Katie Gill (Newcastle Jets) turns 24 Wednesday 10-Dec Kristyn Swaffer (Adelaide United) turns 33 on Saturday 13-Dec Tashina Roma (Queensland Roar) turns 22 on Saturday 13-Dec Nicole Paul (Melbourne Victory) turns 20 on Sunday 14-Dec Amber Neilson (Newcastle Jets) turns 24 on Sunday 14-Dec