W-League: Squad named for City quest


After an air quality cancellation last weekend, the Jets are back in Westfield W-League action this Saturday.

Back in Melbourne, this time it’s the sky blue of Melbourne City which awaits and it’s a crunch clash with the gap between Newcastle and the top four widening.

There are two ins for the weekend, with Sophie Nenadovic in the mix for the first time while Renee Pountney is again a chance of seeing her first minutes of the season.

Gema Simon Canberra United

Gema Simon will lead the side out once again, and will be keen to double her tally for the season after getting off the mark in Sunday 5 January’s clash with Melbourne Victory.

Annabel Martin remains the only player unavailable, with a knee injury keeping her sidelined.

Newcastle Jets FC: 2.Hannah BREWER, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Sophie NENADOVIC, 9.Tara ANDREWS, 10.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11.Pana PETRATOS, 12.Tessa TAMPLIN, 13.Lauren ALLAN, 14.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Nicki FLANNERY, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk), 31.Paige KINGSTON-HOGG (1-2 to be omitted)
Ins: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (return from injury), 14.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 4.Annabel MARTIN (knee – 2 weeks)