Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers: match preview

Canberra United are on track for a Finals Series berth but face a serious test of their credentials for the visit of the Western Sydney Wanderers juggernaut on Boxing Day.

Heather Garriock’s Canberra have been one of the surprise packets of the 2019/20 Season so far, safely ensconced in the top four after a 2-1 win over Adelaide United on Sunday.

In seasons gone by a home clash against the Wanderers would have been a home banker for the side from the nation’s capital but the Red and Black are a different beast this campaign.

Led by lethal imports Lynn Williams and Kristen Hamilton, the Wanderers machine has been steamrolling their opposition, and even crushed local rivals Sydney FC 5-0 in Round 6.

With leaders Melbourne City having a bye this weekend, Dean Heffernan’s side know they can go top of the league with all three points at McKellar Park on Thursday night.

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Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: McKellar Park 
Broadcast: FOX Sports
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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

McKellar Park, McKellar

Kick-Off: 7:30pm (Local)( 7:30pm (AEDT))

Referee:  Rebecca Durcau  

Assistant Referee 1:  Nia Southwell

Assistant Referee 2:  Delfina Dimoski

Fourth Official:  Georgia Ghirardello

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:15pm (AEDT) , Kayo Sports ( and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

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Canberra United squad: 1.Annalee GROVE (gk), 2.Laura HUGHES, 3.Kaleigh KURTZ, 4. Jessie RASSCHAERT 5.Nikola ORGILL (c), 6.Emma STANBURY, 7.Simone CHARLEY, 8.Olivia PRICE, 10.Camila PEREIRA, 11.Elise THORSNES, 12.Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG, 15. Ashlie CROFTS, 16.Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 20.Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 23. Lauren KEIR

**one to be omitted**

Ins: 6. Emma STANBURY (promoted)

Outs: Nil.

Unavailable: Katie STENGEL (ankle – 3 weeks)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Abby SMITH (gk), 2.Alix ROBERTS, 3.Sam STAAB, 4.Caitlin COOPER, 5.Courtney NEVIN, 6.Denise O’SULLIVAN, 7.Amy HARRISON, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Lynn WILLIAMS, 10.Kyra COONEY-CROSS, 11.Cortnee VINE, 15.Alex HUYNH, 19.Suzi PHONSONGKHAM, 20.Vesna MILIVOJEVIC, 21.Ella MASTRANTONIO, 23.Kristen HAMILTON, 30.Courtney NEWBON (gk)

Ins: 2.Alix ROBERTS (promoted), 19.Suzi PHONSONGKHAM (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 40.Jada WHYMAN (knee)


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