It’s a Melbourne Derby. It’s a standalone W-League fixture at AAMI Park. It’s set to be a cracker. See the five things we’re looking forward to ahead of City’s clash with Melbourne Victory.
It’s neighbour against neighbour. Mate against mate. Family against family.
The anticipation is sky high, it’s derby time and there is nothing better!
If you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than a standalone prime-time Melbourne Derby under Friday night lights at AAMI Park. So don’t miss the chance to get down and support the team, get your tickets here.
Don’t forget that all Melbourne City FC members are eligible for free access to our Westfield W-League home matches. C’mon City!
We were treated to three of the best from Jasmyne Spencer in our home opener and grand final re-match against Sydney FC in Round 2.
The American import etched herself in the Club’s history books, becoming the first female player to net a hattrick in City blue.
She’s in red hot goal-scoring form, and there is no doubt that she’ll be looking to extend her goal tally when we return to AAMI Park to host our neighbours.
Friends turn foes… for 90 minutes
Three members of City’s match-day squad have represented both Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory.
Prior to joining City, Amy Jackson, Lauren Barnes and Melissa Barbieri all played for their now cross-town rivals. Injured captain Steph Catley, Rebekah Stott and Jodie Taylor have also donned the navy blue prior to moving to the CFA.
In reverse, both Laura Alleway and Melina Ayres once wore City blue.
Despite a host of players being former teammates of one another, friendships will be put aside as both teams battle it out for derby glory.
Matildas international Elise Kellond-Knight made her first appearance in the W-League since 2015 when she made her Melbourne City debut in City’s Round 2 win over the Sky Blues.
Despite not playing in Australia’s domestic competition in recent years, the midfielder was one of the most influential players on the pitch, proving that she has not skipped a beat.
Kellond-Knight added some much-needed composure and experience to the midfielder, pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
Friday night’s clash presents another opportunity to see the gifted midfielder in action on home soil.
A chance to catch the leading pack
In a season that is so short, maximising your chances early on in the season becomes crucial.
Currently sitting in fifth position with one win and one loss, City will be looking to finish the round in the top-four.
With Canberra United, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory making up the top-three with four points apiece, City will be looking to leapfrog their cross-town rivals when they battle it out for the cities bragging rights on Friday night.
No A-League action this week, no worries. Don’t miss the chance to support our three-time championship winning team as they take on our arch-rivals at AAMI Park, get your tickets here.