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Canberra United are on the road again thanks to JT Sports Tours, heading to Spotless Stadium to take on the Wanderers tonight in Round 6 of the Westfield W-League.
The match will be the 10th between the teams and will form part of a double header with the Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners set to battle in the Hyundai A-League afterwards.
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For the first time in their careers Sham & Leena Khamis will meet on the pitch as opponents, looking to send the other home disappointed. It is Leena’s 100th game too, just to add to the spectacle but Sham showed no willingness for her sister to have an enjoyable night as she spoke to media on Thursday morning.
Of the nine clashes so far between them, Canberra have won six, the Wanderers one and two times the teams could not be separated. United have outscored the Wanderers by 17 goals (22-5) in the meetings and have won twice on the road, losing and drawing once each.
United snapped their two-game losing streak with an important win against Sydney FC last weekend but will need to continue that form on the road. United have not won on the road since a win against Newcastle early last season and this shapes as an important clash before the bye in round seven.
The influence of Refiloe Jane showed last week as she returned to the starting lineup, and the midfield trio of her with Denise O'Sullivan and Olivia Price ran the show against Sydney FC. If Heather Garriock chooses to go with the same three today then they will look to control the tempo against a Wanderers side who have so far struggled to make their mark on games.
The side from Western Sydney have scored only once through five games while conceding on average two goals per contest and they will need to tighten up against the third best attack in the league that found its feet once more last week.
From The Coach |
On last week…
"Getting the three points last week at McKellar Park was very satisfying, particularly against a side like Sydney FC.
“The way the girls played was so impressive, and I’m really looking forward to seeing another performance like that in this game.”
On the Wanderers…
"Any team away from home poses a threat for us, especially a side with so much experience like the Wanderers.
“They can turn it on at any time, and I know that Leena will be up for it in her 100th game.
“But if we implement our game plan like we did last week, and create like that again then we will be fine.
“In all teams we look for weakness and we will try to exploit them, but the Wanderers will do the exact same and we need to make sure we are ready for that.”
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (gk), 2.Caitlin COOPER, 4.Maruschka WALDUS, 5.Rachel LOWE, 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 7.Lo’eau LABONTA, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Remy SIEMSEN, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Elizabeth ADDO, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Courtney NEVIN, 15.Talitha KRAMER, 17.Sydney MIRAMONTEZ, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Caitlin JARVIE, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Lo’eau LABONTA (returns from injury), 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE (promoted)
Canberra United squad: 1. Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2. Laura HUGHES, 4. Rachel CORSIE (c), 5. Nikola ORGILL, 6. Refiloe JANE, 8. Olivia PRICE, 9. Rhoda MULAUDZI, 10. Paige NIELSEN, 11. Denise O'SULLIVAN, 13. Meaghan MCELLIGOTT, 15. Rosie GALEA, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Maddy WHITTALL, 18. Taren KING, 19. Nickoletta FLANNERY, 20. Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 21. Ellie CARPENTER
**two to be omitted**
INS: 13. Meaghan MCELLIGOTT (Promoted), 15. Rosie GALEA (Promoted), 17. Maddy WHITTALL
OUTS: 3. Natasha PRIOR (Concussion - TBC)
UNAVAILABLE: 7. Aoife COLVILL (Foot – 1-2 Weeks)
Match Details |
Westfield W-League Round 6
Western Sydney Wanderers v Canberra United
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Friday, 7th December – 5:20pm kick off
LIVE on Fox Sports & SBS Viceland
#WSWvCBR on Twitter
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