Official WWL Preview: Canberra United v Melbourne Victory

Head down to McKellar Park this Saturday to watch the Canberra United girls

Canberra United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday 20th November 3pm
McKellar Park

Head down to McKellar Park this Saturday to watch the Canberra United girls take on the Melbourne Victory in their hope to solidify their first home win of the season!

The fans of the Green Machine witnessed a thrilling battle against the Brisbane Roar last weekend, with the game ending in a fitting 1-1 draw.

Canberra were a goal down for most of the match, that was until Dual international Ellyse Perry coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner on the 81st minute, helping her side back into the match.

Canberra will need strong performances again from Ellie Brush, Caitlin Cooper and Ashleigh Sykes in this week-s fixture if they wish to secure that first home win for their loyal fans!

Unfortunately for Melbourne Victory, last week-s weather conditions didn’t help the team at all in their 4-1 loss to Sydney. With the torrential rain contributing to mass puddles on the pitch, the slippery conditions proved to be a nightmare for ‘keeper and Captain Melissa Barbieri.

Barbieri (Bubs) was disappointed that her team conceded the two late goals, only to be left with a score line that didn’t reflect the competitiveness and closeness of the match.

The Victory will need to tidy up in defense to shut down Canberra’s strikers Michelle Heyman and Caitlin Munoz, as they are forming quite the efficient partnership up top.

Bubs- girls might have to look at supporting their own forwards a little more, which should effectively help in creating more opportunities, hopefully resulting in goals.

With the pressure on Canberra United to get their first home win and the weight of last week-s loss on the Victory’s shoulders, making them more determined than ever to prove themselves, this match is one you can’t afford to miss!

If you can’t make it down to McKellar Park in Canberra this Saturday, fortunately for Westfield W-League fans this match is the ‘Match of the Week’ and can be viewed on ABC1 3pm AEDT.

Match tickets available at the gate.