Match Preview – Perth Glory v Canberra United

Canberra United is back on the road, for their match against Perth Glory, set to kick off on Wednesday night at Wanderers Football Park (Blacktown) in Sydney.

Taking place on neutral ground due to border restrictions with Western Australia, Glory will have hosting rights for the rescheduled Round 3 game.

Canberra United is itching to get back out on the field, after their Round 5 match against the Western Sydney Wanderers was postponed at the 11th hour, due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Wanderers camp.

From there, attention immediately turned to their next challenge in Perth. Canberra United defender Lauren Keir said it has been a really focussed few days of training.

“We were disappointed in a way but it is what it is at moment, we just have to deal with it,” she said.

“We came straight back to Canberra and prepared to play Perth, our preparation going into Wednesday night is looking pretty good for us.”

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“We’re pretty pumped to get back into playing, we had a little bit of a break over Christmas and then the postponed match so we’re really excited to get back out there. It’s a short turnaround, playing Adelaide on Saturday, but all the girls are prepared for that and we’re looking pretty sharp.”

Perth Glory suffered their first defeat of the season in their third match of the season, going down to Adelaide United 4-2. It was also the start of their return to the pitch since early December, after border restrictions and surging COVID cases made it difficult for the WA team to play consistent games.

Following Wednesday’s match, Canberra United will be back home, taking on Adelaide on 8 January at Viking Park.

Tickets are available, here.


Perth Glory v Canberra United

Wednesday, 5 January

5.05pm AEDT

Wanderers Football Park (Blacktown)