W-League Semi-Final squads + preview

Vedrana Popovic (R) and Ellie Brush (L) (Matt Roberts/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Vedrana Popovic (R) and Elle Brush (L) (Matt Roberts/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Canberra United v Brisbane Roar
Saturday 15 February 2014
McKellar Park, Canberra
Kick-off: 3pm (2.00pm Queensland time)
** Catch the action on Saturday at 6pm nationally on ABC1. Or catch up from Monday on ABC iView with a replay at 3.30am on Thursday (*live in AEDT states)

Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), Catherine BROWN, Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, Kendall FLETCHER, Caitlin MUNOZ, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES (c), Ashleigh SYKES, Sally SHIPARD, Lori LINDSEY, Jennifer BISSET, Trudy BOURKE (gk), Stephanie OCHS (one to be omitted)

Ins: Ellie Brush, Sally Rojahn, Sally Shipard (all promoted)
Outs: Grace Field (all omitted)
Unavailable: None

Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Nadine ANGERER (gk), 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Joanne BURGESS, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 13. Tameka BUTT, 14. Natasha WHEELER, 16. Hayley RASO, 17. Emily GIELNIK, 18. Sunny FRANCO, 19. Ayesha NORRIE, 20. Kate STEWART (gk) (one to be omitted)

Ins: Natasha Wheeler (promoted), Clare Polkinghorne (returns from injury)
Outs: None
Unavailable: Amy Chapman (knee – season)

The Semi-Finals of season 6 of the W-League sees the two sides who fought out the original decider meet down in the nations capital for a spot in the Grand Final. So far this season both sides have managed a win with Canberra coming to Brisbane for an emphatic 3-0 win in round 1, before Brisbane returned serve in round four with a 1-0 win. As mentioned Brisbane have won this competition twice (2008-09, 2010-11) and been runners up in 2009-10 and 2011-12, making four of the five Grand Finals to date with last year the notable exception. Hopefully the girls can put that right this year.

Tale of the tape:


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