Canberra United v Wanderers Preview


Canberra United will look to consolidate their position in the Westfield W-League Top 2 this weekend as they travel to face the Wanderers.

Canberra United will face the Wanderers on Sunday at Campbelltown in the penultimate round of the 2016/17 Westfield W-League.

After their 7-2 home demolition of Perth Glory last weekend, Rae Dower’s squad are riding a wave of confidence into the last two rounds of the season.

That win saw them leapfrog the Glory into second place on goal difference, putting them in prime position to secure a home final over the next two weeks.

For the Wanderers, this is a must-win match if they are to retain any hope of overhauling fourth-placed Melbourne City for a spot in the final four. 

Their 10–2 dismantling at the hands of Adelaide United last weekend may still be in the back of their minds, and whether they use that as motivation or not will be a key factor this week.

Head coach Rae Dower said that despite last weeks results, the coming match wouldn’t be one for United to take lightly.

“We’re certainly not taking them lightly,” she said.

“We resepect all our opponents and we certainly know how we felt after our little blimp against Sydney.”

United did bounce back after that heavy defeat to Sydney, and despite the 2-2 scoreline against Adelaide in the match following played some of their best football of the season.

With a home final at stake United will be pushing hard in Western Sydney, but will meet a Wanderers team playing with a chip on their shoulder.