Melbourne City FC is set to travel to take to Central Coast Stadium to take on Perth Glory in a big A-League Women clash this Sunday.
The team is fresh off a win against Western Sydney Wanderers, its second-consecutive, and will be looking to make it three in a row as it looks to continue its push for a top two finish.
Our City Women will be full of confidence having won their past two games in tight contests, most recently securing a 2-1 victory at home against Western Sydney Wanderers.
In that clash, both teams came out firing but it was City who drew first blood, with Rhianna Pollicina opening the scoring in the 28th minute when she pounced on a loose ball inside the area and placed her shot into the back of the net.
City had several other great opportunities to double their lead in the first half and finally did so right on the 45th minute, when Holly McNamara did well to loop a shot into the bottom left corner despite intense pressure inside the box.
However, a first-half stoppage-time goal to Teigan Collister, paired with a series of big missed opportunities for City in the second half, made for a tense ending to the clash, with City ultimately holding out for the important victory.
Looking to build on that, City will next come up against Perth Glory, who’ve performed well this season, with their five wins and three draws seeing them into fifth place with 18 points.
However, the Glory will have to combat the effects of a three-day turnaround from their most recent fixture, in which they were able to pick up a 1-0 win against Adelaide United on Thursday.
Whilst Perth’s ability to win tight, low-scoring contests by a single goal has aided them to their current position on the table, the travelling City team may take some heart from the fact that their opponents have scored the third-fewest goals per game this season. Accordingly, a fourth clean sheet of the season would put City a long way towards claiming another vital three points away from home.
A-League Women: Round 11
Perth Glory FC vs Melbourne City FC
Sunday 13 February, kick-off 3:05pm
Central Coast Stadium