Grand Final Preview: Super Sam out to make dream come true


Sam Kerr has revealed that winning Saturday’s Westfield W-League Grand Final would mean as much to her as lifting the Asian Cup with the Matildas in 2010.


The 25-year-old has led Glory from the front once again this term, claiming the Golden Boot for the second successive year and adding a hat-trick in Sunday’s superb 4-2 semi-final win over Premiers Melbourne Victory.

And she is determined to play her part in helping her hometown club to end its search for that elusive W-League Championship by downing Sydney FC at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

“Winning the Grand Final would be a dream come true,” she said.

“I’d hand in all the medals I’ve won personally over the years to win this one.

“I’ve been dreaming about this for ten years and it would mean everything. 

“I’ve only ever won one Championship, with Sydney FC, so hopefully this will be my second and we can bring it home. It would be right up there with winning the Asian Cup with the Matildas.”

In terms of how Saturday’s clash will pan out, meanwhile, Kerr feels that the opening goal will be absolutely vital.

“If we score first, we’ll put ourselves in a really good position and they’ll have to chase the game,” she said.

“Our front three is playing really well and scoring a few goals and our defence has really held its own in the last few weeks, making it ok for us to run amok up front.”

Match Details

Westfield W-League 2019 Grand Final 

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah

Kick-Off: 4:30pm (Local) (1:30pm (WST))

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Ho

Assistant Referee 2: Renee Coghill

Fourth Official: Ellie Hayes

Additional Assistant Referee 1: Casey Reibelt

Additional Assistant Referee 2: Rebecca Durcau

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.00pm (AEDT), SBS VICELAND from 4:00pm (AEDT) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.

Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (6PR & SEN+). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #SYDvPER #WLeagueGF #FeelTheFinals

To purchase tickets visit www.w-league.com.au/tickets

Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Shay EVANS, 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Rachael SOUTAR, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU., 20.Princess IBINI, 21.Julia VIGNES, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23.Danielle COLAPRICO, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk),

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Rachael SOUTAR (promoted), 11.Lisa DE VANNA (return from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 18.Taylor RAY (knee – indefinite), 19.Amy SAYER (foot – indefinite)

Perth Glory squad: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Alyssa MAUTZ , 5.Shannon MAY, 7.Nicole STANTON, 9.Rachel HILL, 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI, 11.Leticia McKENNA , 12.Jenna ONIONS, 13.Jamie-Lee GALE, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 15.Alexia MORENO, 17.Liana COOK, 20.Sam KERR (c), 21.Morgan AQUINO (gk), 24.Natasha RIGBY, 25.Katie NAUGHTON

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI (promoted), 17.Liana COOK (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil