ALW Match Preview: Newcastle Jets v Canberra United

The Jets return home this Sunday to face off against Canberra at No.2 Sportsground, kicking off at 4pm. 

Newcastle’s previous match against Western Sydney Wanderers resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Jets. There were crucial attacking opportunities for Newcastle during the game, however they were unable to convert any chances. 

The match will be Gary van Egmond’s first match in charge as coach of the side after the departure of Ash Wilson during the week.

Canberra are also coming off the back of a loss, against ladder leaders Western United where they went down 5-0. Canberra have conceded ten goals in their previous two matches, also coming down 5-0 against Wellington away. 

The previous meeting with the two sides just three weeks back, saw Canberra take the three points with a 5-1 win over Newcastle at McKellar Park. 

The Jets will be looking to make a comeback this weekend and earn a crucial three points. They currently sit in 10th place on the ladder on seven points, Canberra is in eighth place with 11 points.

Tara Andrews will be hoping to find the back of the net again for the Jets against Canberra.

The significance of the three points for both sides this weekend is huge, with the two teams hoping to push up higher on the ladder, proving to be a great contest.

With the previous match resulting in a total of six goals scored between the two teams, it is clear that Sunday’s match will be a goal-scoring showdown. Both sides have scored 15 goals so far this season. 

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Georgina WORTH 3. Emily GARNIER 4. Josie ALLAN 5. Leia PUXTY 6. Cass DAVIS (captain), 7. Chloe WALANDOUW 9. Tara ANDREWS 10. Sophie STAPLEFORD, 12. Murphy AGNEW 13. Lauren ALLAN 14. Lucy JOHNSON 15. Sarah GRIFFITH 18. Taren KING, 19. Ash BRODIGAN, 20. Claire COELHO 22. Cannon CLOUGH, 23. Teigen ALLEN, 24. Josie MORLEY, 25. Lara GOOCH, 29. Adriana KONJARSKI

Ins: Nil

Outs: 11. Tessa Tamplin

Canberra United squad: 1. Keeley Richards  2. Emily Roach 3. Grace TARANTO 4. Holly MURRAY 5. Emma ILIJOSKI, 6. Laura HUGHES, 7. Ellie BRUSH 8. Sasha GROVE, 9. Chengshu WU 10. Grace MAHER, 11. Grace JALE, 12. Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG 14. Chloe MIDDELTON 17. Vesna MILIVOJEVIC 18. Chloe LINCOLN, 19. Nickoletta FLANNERY, 23. Michelle HEYMAN, 24. Ellen GETT 16. Kennedy FAULKNOR

Ins: Nil 

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:  22. Keely SEGAVCIC 13. Sofia CHRISTOPHERSON 15. Madison McCOMASKY

Canberra’s Michelle Heyman scored two goals against the Jets in their last meeting and is sitting on five goals in total for her side. 

Tara Andrews scored in the last meeting between the two sides and will be looking to produce a similar performance on Sunday, she currently sits on four goals and two assists for this season. 

Jets fans can watch the game live at No.2 Sportsground at 4 pm, with gates opening at 3 pm. Members can use their season ticket to enter the game, and those wishing to purchase tickets can do so here. The match will also be live streamed via Paramount+.