Glory seek redemption against lady reds

Perth Glory Women will be looking to claim its first points of the season this weekend against Adelaide United, following a 4-1 opening round loss to Canberra United.

Perth Glory Women will be looking to claim its first points of the season this weekend against Adelaide United, following a 4-1 opening round loss to Canberra United.

The Glory-s opponents will be Adelaide United, winless since season one of the Westfield W-League, in the National Breast Cancer Foundation match at nib Stadium.

In a huge boost for Perth, John Gibson-s squad will be bolstered by the return of Westfield Matildas vice-captain Collette McCallum in midfield.

Following a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle Jets last week, Adelaide has brought in Christina Papageorgiou and Georgia Macri into to the squad.

Last season-s Most Glorious Player Shannon May stressed the importance of moving on from last weekend-s result and focusing solely on the Lady Reds.

“It was really disappointing to walk away with such a bad result from the first round, but we're putting that behind us and are looking forward to our game this Saturday against Adelaide,” she said.

“If we go out and play like we know we can play, keeping the ball and crating lots of scoring chances, then I believe we will walk away with the three points at the end.

“Just like all the other teams in the Westfield W-League this year, Adelaide is going to be a really strong and competitive team - we can't take any game lightly.”

The match will be broadcast on ABC1 from 3pm local time.

Kick-off against Adelaide United will be at 12pm on Saturday 13 November.

Perth Glory v Adelaide United

Saturday, 13 November 2010, nib Stadium, Perth

Local kick-off: 12.00pm (3.00pm AEDT / 2.30pm ACDT)

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Assistant referees: Tim Mihevc and Stuart Muldoon

Fourth official: Joe Fusari

Broadcast on ABC1 from 3.00pm local time

Perth Glory squad: 1. Tine CEDERKVIST (gk), 2. Stacey LEARMONT, 3. Carys HAWKINS, 4. Samantha KERR, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Alexandra SINGER, 7. Alexandra NILSSON, 8. Tanya OXTOBY (c), 11. Lara FILOCAMO, 12. Kate GILL, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14. Collette McCALLUM, 15. Jaymee GIBBONS, 16. Sadie LAWRENCE, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk)

*one to be omitted*

In: Collette McCALLUM (returns from overseas)

Out: Emily DUNN (not selected)

Unavailable: Nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Sian McLAREN (gk) (c), 2.Ashleigh GUNNING, 4.Ruth BLACKBURN, 5.Stacey DAY, 8.Katrina GORRY, 9.Ruth WALLACE, 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 11.Vedrana POPOVIC, 12.Selin KURALAY, 13.Loren MAHONEY, 14.Donna COCKAYNE, 16.Christina PAPAGEORGIOU, 17.Angela FIMMANO, 18.Georgia MACRI, 19.Nenita BURGESS, 20.Kristi HARVEY (gk)

*one to be omitted*

In: Christina PAPAGEORGIOU (returns from injury), Georgia MACRI (promoted)

Out: Racheal QUIGLEY (not selected)

Unavailable: Nil