Top of the table Perth ready to Roar in Brisbane


After going down 2-1 in their midweek fixture against champions Canberra United, Westfield W-League leaders Perth Glory will be trying to bounce back this Saturday morning against Brisbane Roar.

The Round 8 clash is the match of the round and should be another blockbuster as the Roar sits third on the table, two points behind the Glory.

In-form Perth Glory and Westfield Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna is no stranger to big matches, and the 28-year-old star can-t wait to get back on the field tomorrow morning.

“We-re all very disappointed with the Canberra game,” said De Vanna.

“I think we dominated the second half and had Collette-s (McCallum) goal disallowed which was really frustrating.

“We knew coming in to the game that it was going to be tough, especially playing away for three games in a row, so we need to get as many points as possible to stay on top.

“Brisbane has a lot of quality players that I-ve had as teammates at club and national level and we know it-s going to be a very physical game.

“It-s going to be tough, but we know that it-s a good chance to perform well and set our season up.”

Coach Jamie Harnwell has a full strength squad at his disposal and the team will return to Perth following the match to prepare for next week-s crucial away match against Sydney FC.

Tomorrow-s match will be streamed live via www.abc.net.au/w-league and a delayed highlights package can be seen on ABC1 from 1.30pm.

Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Saturday 8 December, 2012
Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre (QSAC), Nathan
Kick-off: 10.00am local time (8.00am Perth time)
Watch the match live via www.abc.net.au/w-league or see the highlights on ABC1 at 1.30pm.

Perth Glory: 1. Carly TELFORD (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Carys HAWKINS, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 7. Aivi LUIK, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 12. Kate GILL, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14. Collette MCCALLUM (c), 15. Liz MILNE, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Kirri BOLTON, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Zoe PALANDRI (gk)
Five to be omitted

Ins: 2. Sarah CARROLL, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 18. Kirri BOLTON, 19. Shawn BILLAM (all promoted)
Outs: None
Unavailable: None