Round 4 preview: Perth Glory v Adelaide United

Round 4 of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League season begins with Perth Glory hosting Adelaide United, just one week after the Reds clinched victory over the Western Australian outfit.

Alex Epakis oversaw the first game of his tenure as Perth Glory boss in Round 3, falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat thanks to a late converted penalty by Adelaide midfielder Emily Condon.

The result took the Reds to fourth on the Westfield W-League table and left Perth in eighth place, but with games in hand on every team in the league Glory have every opportunity to climb into the top half of the table with a good run of form, starting against Adelaide at Dorrien Gardens on Thursday night. 

The fixture provides a home debut for Epakis as Glory coach along with a number of his new recruits for the 2020/21 campaign but it’s a homecoming for striker Marianna Tabain, who enjoyed a decade at the club between 2008-2018, playing 89 games and scoring 20 goals.

READ: Westfield W-League 2020/21 Fixture Updates – Round 4

Match details

Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Thursday, January 14 2021 
Kick-off: 8.05pm AEDT
Venue: Dorrien Gardens
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
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Team news

Perth Glory squad: 1.Lily ALFELD (GK), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Gemma CRAINE, 4.Natasha RIGBY (C), 5.Deborah-Anne DE LA HARPE, 6.Tijan MCKENNA, 7.Elizabeth ANTON, 8.Hana LOWRY, 9.Malia STEINMETZ, 11.Patricia CHARALAMBOUS, 12.Sarah MORGAN, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 15.Abbey GREEN, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 20.Rebecca BENNETT (GK), 23.Katarina JUKIC  

Ins:  2.Sarah CARROLL (returns from illness), 11.Patricia CHARALAMBOUS (promoted)

Outs: 13.Jamie-Lee GALE (omitted), 16.Isabella WALLHEAD (omitted)

Unavailable: Nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Sian FRYER-MCLAREN (gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Matilda McNAMARA, 4.Mallory WEBER, 5.Charlotte GRANT, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.María José ROJAS, 8.Emily CONDON, 12.Isabel HODGSON, 13.Ella TONKIN, 14.Abbey BURNS, 15.Meleri MULLAN, 16.Dylan HOLMES (c), 18.Annalee GROVE (gk), 19.Maruschka WALDUS, 21.Lara KIRKBY, 23.Fiona WORTS

**1 to be omitted**

Ins: 14.Abbey BURNS (promoted)

Outs: 10.Chelsie DAWBER (quad)

Unavailable: 11.Laura JOHNS (quad)

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