W-League: City aiming for four straight


Melbourne City Women’s FC will be aiming to extend its three game unbeaten run in the Westfield W-League with victory over defending champions Canberra United on Sunday afternoon.

Joe Montemurro’s side sits on top of the Westfield W-League table after three rounds, defeating 2014 premiers Perth Glory 4-0 last Sunday.

Ahead of Round four’s clash in Gosford, City has found the back-of the-net on 12 times, averaging a goal every 22 minutes in 2015.

The high-flying Larissa Crummer will also be looking to add to her goal-scoring tally this season following her nomination as October’s Young Player of the Month.

The 19-year-old leads the competition’s goal-scoring standings with four next to her name and says the squad is confident ahead of its journey north.

“We’ve had three new players come in so we’ve just been working hard and having two sessions a day as usual, but a game is a game and we’ll approach it no differently.”

“Hopefully we can grab a win, play well. What else could you ask for?”

Larissa Crummer

Currently positioned sixth on the Westfield W-League ladder, Canberra United succumbed to a shock opening round loss to Brisbane Roar before bouncing back in emphatic fashion with a 3-0 victory over Sydney FC the following week.

However, United will enter the match as the fresher of the two sides, sitting out round three due to its scheduled bye.

Head Coach Rae Dower will welcome back Matildas duo Michelle Heyman and Lydia Willlams from international duty and will have a full squad at her disposal.

Sunday’s match will add a heightened sense of sentiment for Melbourne City Women’s FC Seattle Reign pair Jess Fishlock and Kim Little.

Fishlock and Little will face-off against Seattle teammate Kendall Fletcher after taking out the United States’ National Women’s Soccer League for a second consecutive year.

Canberra United v Melbourne City 
Sunday 8 November 2015

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Local kick-off: 2pm

(Hyundai A-League double-header)

Watch all the action Live from 2.00pm nationally on Fox Sports (Channel 505), or ABC TV. Or catch-up on ABC iView.

Join the conversation on Twitter using match hashtag #CBRvMCY

Melbourne City squad:  20. Trudy Burke (gk), 3. Alex Chidiac, 4. Jennifer Beattie, 5. Laura Alleway, 6. Aivi Luik, 7. Stephanie Catley, 8. Kim Little, 9. Larissa Crummer, 10. Jess Fishlock, 11. Lisa De Vanna, 13. Rebekah Stott, 15. Amy Jackson, 16. Beattie Goad, 17. Marianna Tabain, 36. Erin Herd (gk)

Ins: none

Outs: none

Unavailable : Brianna Davey (knee – 1-2 weeks), Monique Iannella (knee – indefinite)