W-League: Premiership in sight


Three points tomorrow afternoon would see Joe Montemurro’s side crowned 2015-16 Westfield W-League Premiers.

It’s been a seamless introduction into the W-League for Melbourne City FC, collecting maximum points from its opening nine games.

Now currently perched eight points clear of the competition, a win tomorrow would see City wrap up its first piece of silverware in its debut campaign with two games to spare.

Three points would also see Melbourne City set a new W-league winning streak record with ten in-a-row. 

However, standing in Melbourne’s way is a resilient Brisbane Roar outfit.

City struck four times in the second half after entering the break goalless the last time these two sides met.



Much like it has been for majority of the season, breaking down a compact defence will be key to City’s triumph.

Montemurro persisted with the same 3-4-3 formation for the second consecutive week in last Sunday’s win over Perth Glory, before reverting back to a more familiar 4-3-3 which eventuated in four second half goals.

Kim Little and Marianna Tabain both netted their fifth goals of the season respectively before the competition’s leading goal scorer – Larissa Crummer – added her 11th of the campaign.

Jess Fishlock then completed the result in stoppage time, ensuring City would win its ninth straight game.

Meanwhile, tomorrow’s opponents sits in seventh position, three points from finals contention.

With a game-in-hand, a win could see Brisbane jump into fourth on the table.

The Roar will enter tomorrow’s clash full of confidence after dismantling Sydney FC 3-0 last week with Tameka Butt and Claire Polkinghorne finding the back-of-the-net before an own goal put the result beyond doubt.

Bisbane Roar v Melbourne City

Monday 28 December 2015

Broadbeach United Soccer Club, Gold Coast

Local kick-off: 2.30pm (3.30pm AEDT)

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Melbourne City squad: 1. Brianna Davey (gk), 3. Alex Chidiac, 4. Jennifer Beattie, 5. Laura Alleway, 6. Aivi Luik, 7. Stephanie Catley, 8. Kim Little, 9. Larissa Crummer, 10. Jessica Fishlock, 11. Lisa De Vanna, 13. Rebekah Stott, 15. Amy Jackson, 16. Beattie Goad, 17. Marianna Tabain, 20. Trudy Burke (gk)

Ins: Laura Alleway (promoted)

Outs: Anisa Guajardo (omitted)

Unavailable: Monique Iannella (knee – indefinite)