Melbourne City will be looking to extend their winning streak when they host Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park. See the five things we’re looking forward to ahead of Saturday afternoon’s encounter.
Blockbuster double header
Melbourne City are set to host their first match at AAMI Park this season, when Rado Vidosic’s side hosts the Newcastle Jets. In what is set to be an enthralling double header, City will take on the Jets at 5:00pm, before both team’s A-League sides go head-to-head at 7:30pm.
As the Club unites to show their support to those affected by the Australian bushfires, there will be a number of fundraising events that fans can contribute to at City Square from 4:00pm, including a reptile petting zoo, silent auction, dunk tank, sausage sizzles and more. Make sure to come along, grab your tickets here!
Hunting for number eight
City’s unbeaten start to the season continues, with Vidosic’s side searching for their eighth straight win this weekend.
Resilient as ever, City’s team defence has gone 436 minutes without conceding.
Aiming to extend that record and their unbeaten run before a lengthy break between games, City will be searching for three points and a clean sheet against the Jets.
Second time up!
Despite City’s strong start to the season, the team will be well aware of the threat the Jets possess.
The two teams went head-to-head in Round 1, where Emily van Egmond’s early screamer was later cancelled out by the hosts.
Newcastle is the only team to have denied City of all three points this season and will be determined to do the same in their second clash of the season.
Back to her best
Since returning from a lengthy lay off with injury, Kyah Simon has been a crucial figure in City’s squad.
The experienced attacker showcased that she was back to her best last week, with a standout performance, including a brace in her side’s 4-0 win over Canberra United. Simon opened the scoring with an individual piece of brilliance before doubling her tally from the penalty spot.
Looking to build on that form as she head into the pointy end of the season, Simon will one of the players to watch this Saturday! \
Holding on to top spot
10 rounds into the 14 round season, City sit on top of the league ladder, four points clear of second placed Sydney FC and a further six points clear of Western Sydney Wanderers who have a game in hand.
Determined to bounce back from last season’s disappointment, a win on Saturday will tighten City’s grip on top spot.
There’s still a long way to go, but it’s in City’s hands.