The Western Sydney Wanderers Westfield W-League will take on Canberra United this Friday night as part of a double header at Spotless Stadium.
The Wanderers will be searching for their first win of the season after going down to Melbourne Victory 2-1 last Sunday despite putting in another spirited performance.
The Wander Women pushed the league leaders all the way and disappointingly didn’t get anything out of the game after a fantastic performance.
Goalkeeper Jada Whyman was again impressive, especially in the first half to keep the Red & Black in the game.
Ghanian International Elizabeth Addo looked dangerous on her debut after coming on as a second half substitute whilst classy Kylie Ledbrook and the ever-reliable Erica Halloway kept fighting until the very end.
Canberra go into the match off the back of a 2-0 win over Sydney FC at home.
United sit just outside the Top Four and will be looking to press for a Finals spot.
Last year, the Wander Women came back from the nation’s capital with a 2-0 loss to United.
Two second half goals in as many minutes from Michelle Heyman and Elise Thorsnes, neither whom will be there on Friday night, saw United claim all three points.
The Wanderers attack will be looking to put more goals in the back of the net tonight. Creating chances has not been a problem for the Red & Black, with 72 attempted so far.
With Addo coming into the side, she adds some additional firepower up front and gives another avenue to the goal which the likes of Ledbrook, Halloway and captain Servet Uzunlar will be looking to exploit.
The Wanderers will need to be wary of a dangerous Canberra team who can beat anyone on the day. Their two wins this season have come from last year’s Grand Finalists Sydney FC and Melbourne City.
The dynamic South African duo of Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi will be a major threat for United, whilst former Wanderer Ellie Carpenter has been in good form too.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Canberra United
Friday 7 December, 7:20pm