Week 6 match preview of the Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory at Adamstown Oval.
Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory Saturday 26 November 2011 Adamstown Oval, Newcastle (Match/Venue subject to change due to weather conditions) Local kick-off: 3pm
This is shaping as somewhat of a must-win for both teams, albeit for differing reasons. The previously high-flying Jets will be desperate to arrest a slide which has seen them suffer consecutive humbling defeats. The Glory for their part will be desperate for three points if they harbour ambitions of staying in touch with the frontrunners and competing in finals football.
The Jets will be buoyed a return to their Adamstown Oval home where the Novocastrian support has been first class. The Jets though will have to put behind them a disastrous loss at home a fortnight ago against Sydney and a muted showing in Canberra last weekend. As always Lisa De Vanna-s form will be a key factor and the Matildas star will surely be primed to make an impact against her former club following an unusually low key showing in the nation-s capital.
This contest will be a tough ask for the Glory who face a challenging journey from the west; arduous even by their standards. Coach Jamie Harnwell will hope to have Norway international Lisa-Marie Woods available to make her club debut. Up front the potent attacking prowess of another import, New Zealander Emma Kete, could prove crucial if the visitors are to return with any of the spoils.
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: Nil Out: Nil
Perth Glory squad: 1. Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 3. Carys HAWKINS, 4. Erika ELZE, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Katarina JUKIC, 7. Sadie LAWRENCE, 8. Tanya OXTOBY (c), 9. Katie HOLTHAM, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 11. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 12. Danielle CALAUTTI, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14. Emily DUNN, 15. Lara FILOCAMO, 16. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Emma KETE, 20. Kristy TESCHINSKY (gk) *three to be omitted In: Lisa Marie-Woods (Fortuna Hjorring, Denmark) awaiting international clearance Out: None
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