W-League Preview: Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers


This weekend’s live match on ABC1 promises to be worthy of the occasion with a host of star names on each side.

Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers Sunday 17 November 2013 McKellar Park, Canberra Local kick-off: 3pm

** Catch all the action Live* at 3.00pm on ABC1. Or catch up from Monday on ABC iView with a full replay at 3.30am on Thursday (*live in AEDT states)

This weekend-s live match on ABC1 promises to be worthy of the occasion with a host of star names on each side. Canberra hit the ground running in their opening outing with a hugely impressive 3-0 win over two-time champions Brisbane Roar as the pair reprised the 2012 Grand Final. Western Sydney Wanderers, for their part, struggled to convert chances but this week will be looking ot make amends.

Western Sydney Wanderers flattered to deceive in the opening round, having the better of play against Adelaide and but almost all of the significant goalscoring opportunities but struggled to actually score. Westfield Matildas utility Server Uzunlar is set to spend her second match on the sideline as her international transfer clearance has not yet been received. Expect a more cohesive showing from the Wanderers and in particular former Canberra midfielder Emily Van Egmond will be keen to impress against one of her former clubs.

Canberra’s new coach Liesbeth Migchelsen will be delighted with her team-s start despite significant changes on the playing roster. Michelle Heyman has made an early claim to reclaim her golden boot crown with an opening-week double, and she will surely be provided with plenty of ammunition thanks to the likes of Lori Lindsey and Stephanie Ochs. United will be hoping for strong support as always at their Belconnen home for what is always a good occasion in the nation-s capital.

Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS, Catherine BROWN, Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, Kendall FLETCHER, Grace FIELD, Caitlin MUNOZ, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES, Lori LINDSEY, Holly HOUSTN, Jennifer BISSET, Trudy BURKE, Stephanie OCHS (three to be omitted)

Ins: Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Holly Houston (both return from injury), Grace Field (promoted)

Outs: None

Unavailable: Sally Shipard (injured – two weeks)

Western Sydney Wanderers squad: Caitlin Cooper, Shawna Gordon, Emily Van Egmond, Rachael Soutar, Tori Huster, Jenna Kingsley, Servet Uzunlar, Michelle Carney, Jessica Seaman, Catherine Cannuli, Teigen Allen, Linda O-Neill, Helen Petinos, Jordan Baker, Georgia Rowntree (GK), Dimi Poulos (gk) (one to be omitted)

Ins: None

Outs: None

Unavailable: Mackenzie Arnold (GK) (leg – indefinite), Servet Uzunlar (international clearance pending), Heather Garriock (injury – indefinite), Alanna Kennedy (back – two weeks), Kyah Simon (knee – season)

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