ALW Match Preview: Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United

The Newcastle Jets women will travel to Adelaide this Friday to take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, kicking off at 5:05 pm. 

The Jets are returning after a one-week break due to having a bye, with their most previous match resulting in a 0-4 loss to Melbourne City at home, with three of the goals scored within the last 13 minutes of the match. 

With just three rounds left of the season, Newcastle will be looking to snatch a crucial three points this Friday night, they are currently sitting in 10th place on the ladder with 10 points.

United’s previous match saw them defeat Perth 2-1, putting an end to their nine-game winless streak.  

Adelaide is currently sitting in eighth place on 17 points, with five wins, two draws, and eight losses in their 15 matches played this season.

The previous meeting between the two sides saw the Jets defeat United in a 2-0 win in front of a home crowd, with both goals scored by Lauren Allan. The Jets will be looking to replicate their previous win over the reds this Friday night.

Within the six previous clashes between the teams, Newcastle have won three with Adelaide also on three wins. 

With Lauren Allan’s two goals securing their previous win over United, she will be looking to produce a similar performance and snatch some more goals on Friday.

Matilda’s representative Jenna McCormick has been a strong force in Adelaide’s defence this year and will be looking to put a stop to Allan’s fast-paced attack, in what will be a key matchup to watch.

Team news:

Adelaide United squad: 1.Annalee GROVE (gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 6.Jenna McCORMICK, 7.MelindaJ BARBIERI, 9.Paige HAYWARD, 11.Isabel HODGSON (c), 12.Nanako SASAKI, 13.Ella TONKIN, 14.Meisha WESTLAND, 15.Katie BOWLER, 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Zoe TOLLAND, 19.Maruschka WALDUS, 20.Jenna FARROW (gk), 22.Emilia MURRAY, 23.Fiona WORTS, 26.Grace WILSON (gk), 28.Chrissy PANAGARIS

Ins: 13.Ella TONKIN (returns from injury), 22.Emilia MURRAY (return from international duty), 26.Grace WILSON (return from international duty)

Outs: 4.Erin KONTOUTSIKOS (contract concluded)

Unavailable: 8.Emily CONDON (groin), 18.Sasha COOREY (knee)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Georgina WORTH, 2. Emily ROACH, 3. Emily GARNIER 4. Josie ALLAN 5. Leia PUXTY 6. Cass DAVIS 7. Chloe WALANDOUW, 10. Sophie STAPLEFORD, 12. Murphy AGNEW 13. Lauren ALLAN 14. Lucy JOHNSON, 18. Taren KING, 19. Ash BRODIGAN, 20. Claire COELHO 22. Cannon CLOUGH, 23. Teigen ALLEN, 25. Lara GOOCH

Ins: 3. Emily GARNIER, 18. Taren KING

Outs: 11. Tessa TAMPLIN (injured), 24. Josie MORLEY (unavailable), 27. Renee POUNTNEY (unavailable)

The match will be live-streamed on Paramount+ when it kicks off at 5:05 pm this Friday night, and available to watch on 10Play.

By Daniella Flamiatos