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Adelaide United vs. Newcastle Jets
2pm, Saturday, 22nd November
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
The sixth round of the W-League competition sees the Newcastle Jets travel away from home once more after two weekends at Magic Park, to take on second placed Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.
The 2pm kick off is set to be a showdown to test the mettle of the girls from Newcastle, after an injury time defeat and a tense draw after the two weekends at home. With only taking a single point from the two home games, the girls are determined to reverse this record as they take on the Lady Reds on Sunday.
After a bye round to open the campaign, the Jets have gone on to achieve only a single win in the league so far, drawing twice and losing once to the Western Sydney Wanderers, a tally that leaves them in seventh place.
Although they are near the bottom of the table, only two points separate the Jets and Adelaide United in these early rounds. Therefore a win at Coopers Park On Sunday could vault Newcastle over their opponents and right into the finals mix.
United’s campaign has started better than the Jets so far, with their four games picking them up only seven points, coming off the back of a draw and two wins.
The first of their wins was a close affair against Brisbane Roar, with three goals between them and only a single goal separating the two sides.
Their second victory however saw them take down Melbourne with four goals past Melissa Barbieri to take a dominant three points.
The travelling Jets will be looking to make their match more like the Brisbane battle and less like the strong rout that Melbourne experienced and will be looking to their shining starts for support in the match.
Although neither side found the back of the net, Rhali Dobson and Chloe Logarzo continued to threaten the Canberra side with a goal that would ruin their clean sheet and they will be looking to put in another attacking performance against the Lady Reds this weekend and claim the three points.
Craig Deans believes that three points is vital on the road and with it the chance to restate their intent for the season – if they can bounce back from a loss and a draw with an outspoken victory they may be able to carry that performance into the second half of the season and beyond.