Match Preview: Perth Glory v Adelaide United


An important game in the west, with Perth Glory hosting their third home game on the trot.

Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Saturday 7 December 2013
Percy Doyle Reserve, Perth
Local kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)

An important game in the west, with Perth Glory hosting their third home game on the trot. They have had a mixed campaign thus far, enjoying a energetic win over Newcastle Jets before crashing on home turf against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory. Last week they were outplayed in the midfield by the Victory but coach Jamie Harnwell will at least be buoyed by a strong-willed second-half display. The ongoing absence of captain and striker Kate Gill continues to be felt, but Canada international Cristina Julien looks more than capable in front of goal having netted twice thus far.

Adelaide United have proven to be one of the revelations of the season thus far under new coach Ross Aloisi. The Lady Reds have turned in three spirited performances for a win, draw, and a loss. In theory they could go even go top come Saturday night. It was an unlikely scenario at the start of the campaign having been wooden-spooners for the past three seasons on the trot.

Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14. Collette McCALLUM, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), 21. Christina JULIEN (one to be omitted)

Ins: Jess Dillon (promoted)

Outs: Aivi Luik (hamstring – indefinite), Kat Jukic (hip – indefinite), Kate Gill (Illness – indefinite)

Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring – indefinite), Kat Jukic (groin – indefinite)

Adelaide United squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 5. Jessie WHAREPOURI, 6. Laura STOCKDALE, 9. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 10. Monique IANNELLA, 11. Isabel HODGSON, 12. Daila TAIS-BORG, 14. Jayah BROWN, 15. Jenna McCORMICK, 16. Jessica WATERHOUSE, 17. Tiarn POWELL, 20. Kelly BARLTROP (RGK), 19. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 21. Snez VELJANOVSKA 23. Kristy MOORE (C)

Ins: 11. Isabel HODGSON, 16. Jessica WATERHOUSE (both promoted)

Outs: 3. Alexandra GUMMER, 4. Tegan RIDING, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY (all omitted)

Unavailable: 2. Bianca GRAY (knee – 12 months)

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