The Jets will make the arduous journey across the continent playing for their lives
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Saturday 14 January 6PR Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 4pm
This pair met just over three weeks ago with the Jets reasonably comfortable 3-1 victors a few days prior to Christmas.
Both teams enter this contest with differing goals. The home side will need at least a point if they are to avoid the wooden spoon for the first time, while three points are essential if the Jets are to tip Melbourne Victory out of fourth.
The Glory seem to have largely ridden out their mid-season slump which saw them leak goals at an alarming rate. Holding the free-scoring Sydney during the second half last week was a testament to the hunger and determination that evidently still looms large in the playing group.
The Jets will make the arduous journey across the continent playing for their lives, although even a win would still mean they are relying on Melbourne Victory falling to defeat. Even a point for the Victory in Adelaide would see the Victorians advance on goal difference and Jets coach Clayton Zane believes his side-s hopes are minimal.
Newcastle are set to be without Gemma Pearce who has shin splints while Gema Simon has recently been struggling with tendonitis.
Perth Glory squad: 1. Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2. Shawn BILLAM, 3. Carys HAWKINS, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Katarina JUKIC, 7. Sadie LAWRENCE, 8. Tanya OXTOBY (c), 9. Katie HOLTHAM, 11. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 12. Danielle CALAUTTI, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14. Emily DUNN, 15. Lara FILOCAMO, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 19. Sarah CARROLL, 20. Kristy TESCHINSKY (gk) * one to be omitted In: Sadie Lawrence (promoted) Out: None Unavailable: Jaymee Gibbons (hip - season), Erika Elze (leg - season)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER, 3. Alanna KENNEDY, 4. Gemma PEARCE, 5. Alex HUYNH, 6. Nicola BOLGER, 7. Gema SIMON, 8. Linda O'NEILL, 9. Tara ANDREWS, 10. Emily VAN EGMOND, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 12. Monnique KOFOED, 13. Stacey DAY, 14. Bronte BATES, 15. Rhali DOBSON, 16. Cassandra KOPPEN, 17. Ariane HINGST (c), 20. Alison LOGUE (gk) *three to be omitted In: None Out: None Unavailable: None