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    Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

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    Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by efcmetro1878 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:16 am

    Newcastle United vs Canberra United, EnergyAustralia Stadium.

    Canberra United Squad: 1. Lydia WILLIAMS, 2. Rebecca KITING, 3. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Kahlia HOGG, 6. Ellie RAYMOND, 7. Ellie BRUSH, 8. Emily VAN EGMOND, 9. Grace GILL, 10. TSENG Shu O, 11. Cian MACIEJEWSKI, 12. Snez VELJANOVSKA, 14. Ashleigh SYKES, 15. Nicole SYKES, 16. Ellyse PERRY, 19. Jen BISSET, 20. Jocelyn MARA, 22. Lucy ALLAN

    IN: 8. Emily VAN EGMOND (returning from international duty), 22. Lucy ALLAN (promoted)
    OUT: Nil

    Canberra need to win to keep touch with the top four, a loss here would spell disaster and many many beers.

    My tip: if Perry plays well down the flanks, Macietc's ankle holds up and Tseng continues her form, Canberra 3-0.

    Thoughts, all?
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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Chris1822 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:39 am

    yeah agree that this is a must win, a draw won't be good enough.

    we should win though, we had the edge over newcastle last year and IMO we're a better team then them.


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Joey47 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:18 am

    So, Perry is playing. That is great news! We have probably our strongest team with Van Egmond coming back.


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by efcmetro1878 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:36 am

    Can't see van Eg starting, just cos of her time out and how well Veljanovska and Hogg have been playing. Good to see Ray spoilt for choice.

    My XI:
    Williams; Kiting, Brush, Studman, Sykes; Veljanovska, Gill, Maciejewski; Bisset, Tseng, other Sykes.
    Subs - Perry, Hogg/van Egmond, Raymond, Mara.

    I don't know how Bisset is still in the lineup, I think she's been a bit off the last two weeks.
    I'd rather Raymond-Tseng-Sykes, but ah well.
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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Chris1822 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:23 am

    Van Egmond returns to face former side
    Friday, 20 November 2009 by Russ Gibbs, CanberraUnited.com.au
    Canberra United’s squad will be bolstered for this weekend’s crunch Westfield W-League fixture with Newcastle Jets by the return of midfielder Emily Van Egmond from international duty.

    Van Egmond has the missed the last three rounds while representing Australia at the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Thailand but returns to the squad in preparation for the trip to face her former club at Energy Australia Stadium on Sunday.

    It will be a strange feeling for Van Egmond to be running out against the club at which she began her Westfield W-League career, but one that the energetic midfielder is clearly relishing the prospect of.

    “I’m kind of looking forward to [playing against Newcastle] and hopefully we can come away with the win,” Van Egmond said.

    “I still know the majority of the players in the team. They have a lot of new players but the ones that are remaining I’ve stayed close with so it should be good to see them again.”

    The Jets are winless heading into Round Eight of the competition but Van Egmond is cautious of her former team mates.

    “Newcastle has that never die attitude and they’ll always put up a good fight. We can’t get too [confident],” Van Egmond continued.

    “I don’t have much of an insight into how Newcastle are going to play this weekend [though] with a new coach on board.”

    Despite being part of the under-16 squad that finished fourth at the AFC Championships, Van Egmond is by no means certain of a start on the weekend.

    “It would be nice [to get a start] because it would be good to play against my former club,” Van Egmond said.

    “I’m looking forward to getting settled into the team as we aim for a spot in the semi finals.”

    “Ray Junna is a really good coach and I’ve learnt a fair few things of him already this year in the time I’ve been here so it’s been great.”

    “He’s given me a better understanding of the game and how it’s played.”


    Meanwhile goalkeeper Lydia Williams is optimistic ahead of the Newcastle Jets encounter. Williams, who kept her second clean sheet of the season last weekend, is encouraged by the continual improvement shown by United as the season has progressed.

    “As the season has gone on we’ve worked better as a team and now the season and possible finals are in our hands so we just have to perform in every game,” Williams commented.

    “Canberra teams are pretty passionate about sports, especially being the only national league soccer team, I think it’s pretty important that we continue throughout the game to the final whistle.”

    “The next three games are going to be the hardest ones of the season because we have to win them all.”

    Canberra United travel north to take on the Newcastle Jets in Round Eight of the Westfield W-League to kick off a double header at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday, kick off at 2.15pm, with tickets available through Ticketek.


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Galileo on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:47 am

    I would really want to see this tomorrow:

    -----------------Williams--------------------

    Perry--------Studman------Brush--------Kiting

    ---------Gill---Van Egmond---Maciejewski-----

    ---------A Sykes---Tseng----Raymond-----------

    Mara
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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by United On The Gong on Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:50 pm

    Galileo wrote:I would really want to see this tomorrow:

    -----------------Williams--------------------

    Perry--------Studman------Brush--------Kiting

    ---------Gill---Van Egmond---Maciejewski-----

    ---------A Sykes---Tseng----Raymond-----------

    Mara
    N Sykes
    Bissett
    Hogg

    Definitely the best team possible bar maybe the omission of Veljanovska.
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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Joey47 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:11 am

    Well we won 3-1.

    Goals to Maciejewski, Tseng and Hogg. Great win and now are in the top 4.


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Galileo on Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:47 am

    If Adelaide could score a MASSIVE upset win over Brisbane tonight, that would be great,

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    Result - Brisbane Roar - Adelaide United

    Post by Marc on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:30 pm

    Hi all

    Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

    Slight boilover in Brisbane this evening: Brisbane Roar 2 - Adelaide United 2, after Adelaide United were up 2-0 until just before half-time.

    Massive game this Saturday in Melbourne @ Bob Jane Stadium, although Victory's last game was transferred to the synthetic pitch at the Veneto Club.
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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Joey47 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:35 pm

    Great for Canberra that Adelaide-Brisbane result. also, good to see hogg on the scoresheet.


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by Chris1822 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:19 pm

    Canberra moves into the top four

    Sunday, 22 November 2009 by Chris Gottaas, CanberraUnited.com.au
    Canberra United has moved into the Westfield W-League top four with a 3-1 victory over the Newcastle Jets in Round Eight on Sunday afternoon.

    At the same venue in which Canberra secured a berth in inaugural grand final last season, their winning ways continued at EnergyAustralia Stadium with two goals in as many minutes in the second half sealing the club’s third win of the season.

    The visitors set the pace early knowing that a victory will see them into the top four following the weekend’s previous results and it was striker Tseng Shu O who created the first opportunity when she forced Alison Logue into making a save above her head from distance.

    It didn’t take long for Canberra to open the scoring from yet another set piece when midfielder Cian Maciejewski headed home in the tenth minute for her second goal of the season.

    Striker Ashleigh Sykes did well to win a free kick in the right corner and the resulting set piece from Ellyse Perry found Maciejewski in front of her defender to glance home a head past the goal line defence and Logue.

    Despite the gusty conditions in forty-degree heat, it was Canberra who was again on the attack and had two good chances to extend their lead only minutes later.

    A through ball from Hogg found Sykes in behind the defence but couldn’t hit the target with her shot after being forced wide. A quick one-two between Maciejewski and Tseng then nearly had the midfielder on the scoresheet for a second time if she hit the target.

    The Jets had a chance of their own when captain Amber Neilson was brought down on the edge by Maciejewski but the resulting free kick was no difficulty for Lydia Williams.

    Minutes later, Williams was again called upon after former Novocastrian Emily Van Egmond was dispossessed inside her own 18-yard box and a cross from Tara Andrews saw the Canberra custodian dive and pluck the ball from danger.

    Newcastle sparked into the life late in the first half and the heat took a toll on the Canberra side.

    The Jet’s Bronte Bates and Andrews both had chances in injury time to level the scores at half time but scrambling defence denied Bates in the goal mouth and Andrews couldn’t hit the target as she tried to curl her shot from post from the right end of the penalty area on the stroke of half time.

    Down at the break it was the Jets who came out firing in the opening minutes of the second half as a first time rocket from Neilson at the top of the 18-yard box had Williams diving to her right and got enough of a touch on the shot to deflect it onto the crossbar.

    Scores were eventually levelled for the Newcastle Jets ten minutes into the second half when Neilson converted a penalty after Nicole Sykes brought down Andrews in the penalty area despite having her back to goal.

    Neither side could create any clear-cut opportunities midway through the second half until Canberra regained the lead through Tseng followed another from Kahlia Hogg only minutes apart.

    An Ashleigh Sykes through-ball on a counter \-attack put her strike partner Tseng through on goal down the right \-hand side before the number ten easily slotted it home inside the far post past Logue to put Canberra back into the lead.

    Moments later a flash of brilliance from 15-year old Kahlia Hogg put the result beyond doubt with a stunning shot from 25 meters out couldn’t be stopped by Logue over her head despite getting a hand to it.

    Canberra United head coach Ray Junna paid tribute to his team for digging in and working hard in oppressive conditions, while admitting there is plenty of work to do. But he also did say the game-plan would be simple.

    “It's not over yet, there is two games to go,” Junna said.

    “We've had a hard run in terms of the teams we have played, now we just have to believe in ourselves a bit more against the teams like Newcastle and Adelaide.”

    “That's the sign of a good team when you can get those results against those lower teams and dominate a bit more, but the heat really had an impact today and we'll use that as an excuse.”

    “I think we are definitely a good team, the girls deserve that, but now we call ourselves a good team we have to step up to the plate.”


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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by efcmetro1878 on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:24 am

    We were at the game (in the shade thanks to some free tickets) - it was absolutely STINKING hot. 43C in the sun at least. They ground staff were handing out water to spectators.
    Very impressed with how the girls played, they played with speed and vigour and didn't rely on Tseng to focus the attacks. The penalty was rubbish - if you end up seeing highlights, you'll see what I mean.
    Hogg's goal was class but I don't like her starting. I don't see what Junna's getting at playing Gill, a CDM, as a winger. She's played for her country but she shouldn't be played out of position like that.

    Question: If the table stays as it is (ie 1 CCM, 2 Brisbane, 3 Sydney, 4 Canb.), Do we play Sydney or CCM?

    On another topic - crowd to the Jets-Phoenix game - 4200. Rubbish.

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    Re: Round Eight vs Newcastle Match Thread.

    Post by footballfan on Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:40 am

    would love to hear more about the game from anyone that was there.

    Agree about Gill, cannot believe why Junna played Hogg and not Gill. She is ten times better. Still he is doing weird things like bringing in Slatyer when the defence is good and we need strikers. Why on earth is he doing that?

    Lets hope they beat Melbourne next week

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