Glory Women get boost

Perth Glory Women’s coach Nicola Williams will be able to call upon almost all of her heavy artillery this weekend as the team heads into their crucial round four match against Adelaide United at Members Equity Stadium.

Perth Glory Women-s coach Nicola Williams will be able to call upon almost all of her heavy artillery this weekend as the team heads into their crucial round four match against Adelaide United at Members Equity Stadium.

Star striker Lisa De Vanna has had a week of training under her belt with her new team mates and is looking forward to playing in front of local supporters.

The livewire Australian International will give another dangerous option to the Glory-s attack and will be hoping to join Shannon May on the goal scorers list for the club.

Bolstering the midfield and adding assistance to Collette McCallum will be returning Young Matildas Marianna Tabain and Ella Mastrantonio who have missed the previous two matches due to participation in the AFC U19 Women-s Championship Qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur. The young starlets will add much needed creative flair and skill to a midfield which will be looking to provide quality service to the forwards.

Maya Diederichsen will get the opportunity to assert herself as the new number one ‘keeper after previous custodian Kate Stewart was cruelly ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in training last week.

With a log jam of teams on six competition points, a victory for the Glory will close the gap on their rivals and put the team in the hunt for a finals berth as the competition nears the halfway mark of its inaugural season.

Perth Glory v Adelaide United Members Equity Stadium Saturday 15 November, Local kick off 4.00pm

Tickets - available on the gate: $5 (Adults), U16-s Free. Gates open 3.30pm

Referee: Prue Donohoe

Perth Glory squad: 20.Maya DIEDERICHSEN (gk), 2.Stacey LEARMONT, 3.Carys HAWKINS, 5.Shannon MAY, 7.Ciara CONWAY, 8.Tanya OXTOBY (c), 10.Ella MASTRANTONIO, 11.Lisa DE VANNA 12.Dani CALAUTTI, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14.Collette McCALLUM, 15.Elle SEMMENS, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 18.Shiya LIM, 19.Emily DUNN

In: 10.Ella MASTRANTONIO (return from international duty), 17.Marianna TABAIN (return from international duty) Out: 1.Kate STEWART (gk) (knee injury - season), 9.Katy COGHLAN, 16.Rachael SMITH Unavailable: 4.Sam KERR (international duty)

Adelaide United squad: 1.Emma WIRKUS (gk), 2.Renee HARRISON, 3.Sarah AMORIM, 4.Dianne ALAGICH (c), 6.Kristyn SWAFFER, 8.Sandra SCALZI, 9.Stephanie TOKICH, 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 11.Sharon BLACK, 12.Tanya HARRISON, 13.Leah ROBINSON, 14.Donna COCKAYNE, 15.Lauren CHILVERS, 17.April MANN, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk)

In: 1.Emma WIRKUS (returning from injury), 14.Donna COCKAYNE Out: 7.Racheal QUIGLEY, 30.Kristi HARVEY Unavailable: Nil