Match Preview – Canberra United v Perth Glory

Round 10 of the Liberty A-Leagues is upon us, with Canberra United hosting Perth Glory on Saturday, February 5 at Viking Park.

Canberra is feeling frustrated but confident following their Round 9 draw against the Newcastle Jets, with the thrilling six goal encounter leaving them even hungrier for their first win of the season.

“It is hard getting on the field and not knowing if we’re going to win or if we’re going to play well because we’ve been playing okay football but not great football,” Captain Michelle Heyman said.

 “It was nice to be able to just get out on the field against Newcastle and play some good football and have some combination play and have a little bit more of the ball in our final third.

“We need to go out in our next game against Perth and put it in, put in 110% effort from every single player and just really focus on getting the win and nothing else.”

Five of the last eight games between the two have ended in a draw, including a nil-all stalemate when they met earlier in the season.

With Heyman, Ash Sykes, Allira Toby, Grace Maher and Holly Caspers on the scoreboard so far this season, Heyman said she’s happy to be sharing the limelight.

“I think last year was a freak show, I just had my lucky boots on that year, like I barely missed a goal. I think with the number of opportunities I got and what I scored, I think I had maybe 20 shots and 10 goals, so I was only missing one out of two, so that just doesn’t happen all year round.

“I’m not putting any pressure on myself, I’m still out there having fun and just trying to do my best.

“I’m just glad that Ash is stepping up, finishing off those goals and doing what she does best. She’s always been lethal in front of the goals.”

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“We’ve been on the road for a while now, so it will be nice to get back on the Vikings field and be in front of our home fans, they definitely help us and hopefully they can help us get over the line against Perth this weekend because maybe this weekend is the weekend for us.

“I have confidence within the girls that we can do it.”