The Western Sydney Wanderers Westfield-W League team are back at Marconi Stadium this Saturday night when they take on Newcastle Jets in Round 4 of the Westfield W-League.
The Wanderers head into the game after a disappointing 3-0 away loss to Perth Glory on the weekend.
A double from Rachel Hill and a strike from Sam Kerr saw off the Wanderers, but the scoreline didn’t do the Red & Black justice with a number of chances gone begging.
Wanderers winger Georgia Yeoman-Dale, who recovered well after a nasty head clash early on with the Glory’s Sarah Carroll, lamented her sides inability to take their chances but overall was pleased with their performance against one of the league’s leaders.
“We played well in patches and created some good opportunities but couldn’t capitalise,” said Yeoman-Dale.
“There were a lot of positives to take from the game, we created good chances and the effort was there right to the end."
Newcastle will go into Saturday night’s match brimming with confidence after beating Canberra United 1-0.
A strike from Cortnee Vine secured a well-earned three points for the Jets, who have four points to show from their two matches (with a match in hand).
The Jets will be looking to secure a place in the Top Four and have plenty of star quality in their side including Matilda Emily Van Egmond and American import Katie Stengel.
In the only meeting between the two squads last year, Newcastle won 2-1 thanks to a Jenna Kingsley winner in the 78th minute. The winning strike came barely a minute after Erica Halloway equalised for the Wanderers and if history is anything to go by, we’re expecting another close match come Saturday night.
When looking ahead to this Saturday’s match, Yeoman-Dale knows what they need to do to reverse last year’s result.
“We need to take advantage of any opportunities we create and play well for a full 90. I think the focus at training this week will be executing in the final third and just staying positive,” noted Yeoman-Dale.
“It’s been a tough start to the season but we need to stay positive.”
Yeoman-Dale also insisted she was fine after her head clash with Carrol.
“The head is okay, bit of a nasty cut that needs a few stitches but will recover quickly enough.”
Kick-off is this Saturday is at 7:30pm at Marconi Stadium.
Wanderers members get FREE entry and ticket purchasers to Saturday night’s Female Football Week Hyundai A-League match get FREE entry to the Westfield W-League match.