Canberra United v Brisbane Roar: match preview

Canberra United can expect a desperate Brisbane Roar to arrive in the nation’s capital as Round 4 of the Westfield W-League kicks off on Thursday night.

One of the pre-season favourites in many eyes, Roar have opened their 2019/20 campaign with back-to-back defeats at home.

While it’s not quite panic stations yet for Jake Goodship’s side, they won’t want to see the gap between themselves and the top four (currently six points) extend any further.

In contrast, United have enjoyed an excellent start to their season, with two wins from three matches including the 3-2 thriller against the Jets last weekend.

With home ground advantage and the likes of Karly Roestbakken, Elise Thorsnes, Katie Stengel and Camila in excellent touch, the Green Machine will have plenty of confidence heading into this one.

The match can be seen LIVE on Fox Sports, kicking off at 7.30pm AEDT.

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Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: McKellar Park 
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

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Canberra United squad: 1.Annalee GROVE (gk), 2.Laura HUGHES, 3.Kaleigh KURTZ, 5.Nikola ORGILL, 6.Emma STANBURY, 7.Simone CHARLEY, 8.Olivia PRICE, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Camila PEREIRA, 11.Elise THORSNES, 12.Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG, 15.Ashlie CROFTS, 16.Karly ROESTBAKKEN (c), 18.Taren KING, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 21.Rebekah HORSEY **two to be omitted**

Ins: 2. Laura HUGHES (promoted), 9.Katie STENGEL (return from injury), 18. Taren KING (promoted)
Outs: 23.Lauren KEIR (not selected)
Unavailable: Nil

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 3.Celeste BOUREILLE, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 9.Rylee BAISDEN, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Natalie TATHEM ,12.Allira TOBY, 13.Tameka YALLOP, 15.Claire FARRINGTON, 16.Hayley RASO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Georgina WORTH (gk), 23.Isobel DALTON **two to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY (promoted), 18.Leah DAVIDSON (promoted) 
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 6.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (hamstring – TBC)


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