Home comforts

The Perth Glory Women will be hoping the familiar surrounds of Members Equity Stadium will be the catalyst to elevate them to victory against the league leading Queensland Roar on Sunday afternoon.

The Perth Glory Women will be hoping the familiar surrounds of Members Equity Stadium will be the catalyst to elevate them to victory against the league leading Queensland Roar on Sunday afternoon.

The Glory are unbeaten in their last two matches at home, defeating Adelaide United 3-2 in round four and then a heart stopping draw against Canberra United last weekend.

Glory has found their rhythm in recent weeks, and if it wasn-t for a late fadeout would have secured their second win of the season last weekend. Their recent positive form has the side confident they can upset the competition pacesetters in front of a passionate home crowd.

“We really wanted the three points (last week) and deserved them up until the last 15 minutes of the match” said Glory coach Nicola Williams.

“We would like to finish off a game and play the full ninety minutes as we have been scored against too easily in the dying stages of matches, but we have a great supporting crowd at home, and the girls love playing at Members Equity Stadium.

“We think we can match any team on our own pitch” said Williams.

The Glory will have to make do without classy midfielder Ella Mastrantonio, was has been suspended for one match following her third yellow card of the season.

Star striker Lisa De Vanna has had a light week on the training track to ease her aches and pains from what has been a physical introduction to the Westfield W-League thus far.

New goal keeper Luisa Marzotto will again fly in from Canberra on the eve of the match to take up her spot between the posts.

Supporters attending Sunday-s match can expect a feast of international players on display including the Roar-s Kate McShea, Clare Polkinghorne and Lauren Colthorpe to complement De Vanna and Collette McCallum from the Glory. Both sides also boast several Young Matildas in their squads.

Westfield W-League Rd 7

Perth Glory v Queensland Roar Sunday 7 December at Members Equity Stadium Local kick off 4.00pm (gates open 3.15pm)

Tickets: $5, u16-s Free - Available on the gate

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Perth Glory squad: 30.Luisa MARZOTTO (gk), 2.Stacey LEARMONT, 3.Carys HAWKINS, 4.Sam KERR, 5.Shannon MAY, 6.Katarina JUKIC, 7.Ciara CONWAY, 8.Tanya OXTOBY (c), 9.Katy COGHLAN, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Dani CALAUTTI, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14.Collette McCALLUM, 15.Elle SEMMENS, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 20.Maya DIEDERICHSEN (gk) *One to be omitted

In: 5.Shannon MAY (promoted), 15.Elle SEMMENS (promoted) Out: 10.Ella MASTRANTONIO (suspended) Unavailable: 1.Kate STEWART (knee - season), 19.Emily DUNN (ankle - 1 week)

Queensland Roar squad: 1.Casey DUMONT, 2.Kate McSHEA, 3.Karla REUTER, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5.Brooke SPENCE, 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9.Alicia FERGUSON, 10.Lana HARCH, 11.Ruth BLACKBURN, 12.Veronica WILLIAMS, 13.Tameka BUTT, 14.Vedrana POPOVIC, 15.Stephanie LATHAM, 16.Lauren COLTHORPE, 17.Tashina ROMA, 18.Courtney BEUTEL, 19.Ellen BEAUTMONT, 20.Lara BOON (gk) *Three to be omitted

In: 12.Veronica WILLIAMS (promoted), 14.Vedrana POPOVIC (promoted), 15.Stephanie LATHAM, 17.Tashina ROMA (promoted) Out: 7.Kim CARROLL (knee injury - season) Unavailable: 6.Jenna TRISTRAM (knee - season)

No live radio or TV broadcast. Keep up to date with the live scores at www.w-league.com.au