Elimination Finals Ins & Outs: Door left open for Matildas star to push for shock return

The teams are IN ahead of the first round of the 2023-24 Liberty A-League Finals Series!

There are two Elimination Finals on the agenda in week one, with Western United playing host to Newcastle Jets on Saturday, April 13 before Melbourne Victory welcome Central Coast Mariners to the Home of the Matildas on Sunday afternoon.

There’s big news in the Western United camp ahead of their home clash against the Jets with Matildas midfielder Chloe Logarzo given a chance to prove herself fit for selection after a hip injury in mid-March.

Logarzo is tracking well on the recovery trail and although there is no certainty the experienced midfielder will feature against the Jets, her inclusion in Western’s extended squad is an encouraging sign for Kat Smith’s side as they target a deep run in the Finals Series.

Read on below for all the team news from the four teams involved in this weekend’s Elimination Finals.

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Western United v Newcastle Jets

Western United squad: 1. Alyssa DALL’OSTE (gk), 2. Stacey PAPADOPOULOS, 4. Jaclyn SAWICKI, 5. Aimee MEDWIN, 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 7. Kiara DE DOMIZIO, 10. Kahli JOHNSON, 11. Emma ROBERS, 12. Lucy RICHARDS, 13. Avaani PRAKASH, 16. Melissa TARANTO, 18. Grace MAHER, 19. Tyla Jay VLAJNIC, 20. Keiwa HIEDA, 22. Alana CERNE, 24. Julia SARDO, 31. Kathrine LARSEN, 34. Catherine ZIMMERMAN

Ins: 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 34. Catherine ZIMMERMAN

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9. Hannah KEANE (injured), 15. Adriana TARANTO (injured) 17. Raquel DERALAS (injured)

Newcastle Jets squad: 2. Josie WILSON, 3. Claudia CICCO, 4. Natasha PRIOR, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 9. MelindaJ BARBIERI, 10. Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11. Sarina BOLDEN, 13. Lauren ALLAN, 14. Melina AYRES, 15. Alex HUYNH, 18. Sophie HOBAN, 22. Lorena BAUMANN, 23. Zoe KARIPIDIS, Milan HAMMOND, 25. Lara GOOCH, 26. Josie ALLAN, 28. Emma DUNDAS, 30. Tiahna ROBERTSON, 31. Lily-Rose DUNBAR.

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1. Izzy NINO (suspended), 7. Gema SIMON (injured)


Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne Victory squad: 2.Jamilla RANKIN, 3.Tori HANSEN, 4.Sara D’APPOLONIA, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 8.Alana MURPHY, 9.Emily GIELNIK, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 13.Kurea OKINO, 15.Emma CHECKER, 16.Paige ZOIS, 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 24.Laura PICKETT, 23.Rachel LOWE, 27.Rosie CURTIS, 50.Courtney NEWBON, 66.Geo CANDY

Ins: 13.Kurea OKINO, 24.Laura PICKETT, 27.Rosie CURTIS

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (injured), 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN (injured)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1 Sarah LANGMAN, 2. Faye BRYSON, 3. Ash IRWIN, 4. Paige HAYWARD, 5. Annabel MARTIN, 6. Isabel GOMEZ, 8. Bianca GALIC, 9. WURIGUMULA, 10. Rola BADAWIYA, 11. Annalise RASMUSSEN, 12. Jazmin WARDLOW, 13. Alexia KARRYS-STAHL, 14. Sophie NENADOVIC, 17. Kyah SIMON, 19. Tiarna KARAMBASIS, 22. Peta TRIMIS, 24. Shay EVANS, 27. Maya LOBO, 33. Tess QUILLIGAN, 92. Casey DUMONT

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 18. Taren KING (injured)