A week is a long time in the Westfield W-League. Seven days ago Newcastle Jets were still searching for their first win while Sydney FC were a perfect three-from-three.
But both of those streaks are now over after the weekend, with the Jets knocking off Perth Glory 2-1, while the Sky Blues were narrowly defeated by Melbourne City by the same score.
It makes this clash to complete Round 5 on Sunday an intriguing affair.
The Jets have proven to be a tough side to break down so far in 2019/20, with Craig Deans’ young side showing excellent discipline and tenacity.
They’ll need to show all that and a little more against Sydney FC, whose attacking stars like Remy Seimsen, Caitlin Foord, Princes Ibini and Sofia Huerta have been in strong form all season.
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Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Shadeene EVANS, 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Ellie BRUSH, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Remy SIEMSEN, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15.MacKenzie HAWKESBY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 19.Amy SAYER, 20.Princess IBINI, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Elizabeth RALSTON (return from inury), 19. Amy SAYER (promoted)
Unavailable: 18.Taylor RAY (knee)
Header photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)