A-League Season 7 (2011-2012)
Hyundai A-League - Round 16+ Preview
National Youth League - Round 12
Westfield W-League - Semi Finals

HAL Fixtures

Hyundai A-League

Newcastle Jets FC v Wellington Phoenix FC

Friday, 20 January 2012 - Venue: Ausgrid Stadium - Local kick-off: 8:00pm

Referees: Jarred Gillett / Murray Wilson / Rod Allen / Stuart Wolfe

Head to head: All matches (played 15): Newcastle Jets wins 4, Wellington Phoenix wins, 10 (1 draw); Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Taylor Regan, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 6. Ben Kantarovski, 8. Jeremy Brockie, 9. Michael Bridges, 10. Ruben Zadkovich, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 13. Sung-Hwan Byun, 14. Labinot Haliti, 18. Marco Jesic, 19. Matthew Nash, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 25. Jacob Pepper, 26. Connor Chapman *two to be omitted*

In: 26. Connor Chapman (promoted), 11. Tarek Elrich (returns from suspension), 12. Jobe Wheelhouse (returns from virus); Out: 5. Tiago Calvano (suspended – 1 match); Unavailable: Sam Gallaway (knee), 24.Francis Jeffers (ankle)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark Paston (GK), 2. Manny Muscat, 3. Tony Lochhead, 6. Tim Brown, 7. Leo Bertos, 8. Paul Ifill, 9. Chris Greenacre, 11. Daniel, 12. Nicky Ward, 15. Cameron Lindsay, 18. Ben Sigmund, 19. Jimmy Downey, 20, Tony Warner (GK), 21. Dani Sanchez, 22. Andrew Durante (C), 24. Alex Smith *one to be omitted*

In: Cameron Lindsay (promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Vince Lia (knee injury 1 to 2 weeks), Lucas Pantelis (knee injury - indefinite)

Central Coast Mariners FC v Adelaide United FC

Saturday, 21 January 2012 - Venue: Bluetongue Stadium - Local kick-off: 5:30pm

Referees: Kris Griffiths- Jones / Ryan Gallagher / Scott Edeling / Kurt Ams

Head to head: All matches (played 20): Central Coast Mariners wins 8, Adelaide United wins 6 (6 draws); Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 2. Daniel Mcbreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 5. Brad Porter, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson, 8. Rostyn Griffiths, 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Adriano Pellegrino, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 12. Troy Hearfield, 13. Stuart Musialik, 14. Michael Mcglinchey, 15. Brad Mcdonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 17. Tomas Rogic, 18. Alex Wilkinson (C) 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk), 21. Sam Gallagher, 22. Mustafa Amini, 23. Adam Kwasnik *seven to be omitted*

In: 5. Brad Porter, 10. Adriano Pellegrino, 13. Stuart Musialik, 15. Brad Mcdonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 17. Tomas Rogic, 21. Sam Gallagher (All Promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene Galekovic (gk) (c), 2.Osama Malik, 3.Nigel Boogaard, 5.Daniel Mullen, 7.Zenon Caravella, 9.Sergio van Dijk, 10.Dario Vidosic, 11.Bruce Djite, 12.Antony Golec, 14.Cameron Watson, 15.Jacob Melling, 16.Spase Dilevski, 17.Iain Ramsay, 18.Fabian Barbiero, 20.Mark Birighitti (gk), 21.Francisco Usucar *one to be omitted*

In: Spase Dilevski (returns from injury); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Milan Susak (hamstring), Cassio (foot), Jon McKain (knee), Evgeniy Levchenko (groin)

Melbourne Heart FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Saturday, 21 January 2012 - Venue: AAMI Park - Local kick-off: 7:45pm

Referees: Chris Beath / Shaun Evans / Hakan Anaz / Lucian Laverdure

Head to head: All matches (played 4): Melbourne Heart wins 1, Brisbane Roar wins 3, (0 draws); Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1

Melbourne Heart squad:1. Clint Bolton, 2. Michael Marrone, 3. Brendan Hamill, 4. Simon Colosimo, 6. Matt Thompson, 7. Rutger Worm, 8. Kristian Sarkies, 9. Maycon, 11. Alex Terra, 13. Jonatan Germano, 15. David Williams, 16. Aziz Behich, 17. Jason Hoffman, 18. Curtis Good, 19. Eli Babalj, 23. Mate Dugandzic, 30. Sebastian Mattei *two to be omitted*

In: Eli Babalj (promoted), Simon Colosimo (returns from injury); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Nick Kalmar (back – 4 weeks), Kliment Taseski (foot – 4 to 6 weeks), Fred (groin – 4 to 6 weeks), Wayne Srhoj (quad – 1 week)

Brisbane Roar Squad: 1. Michael Theoklitos (GK), 2. Matt Smith (C), 3. Shane Stefanutto, 4. Matt Jurman , 5. Ivan Franjic, 6. Erik Paaratlu, 7. Besart Berisha, 8. Massimo Murdocca, 9. Kofi Danning, 10. Henrique, 11. Issey Nakajima-Farran, 14. Rocky Visconte, 16. Mohamed Adnan, 17. Mitch Nichols, 18. Luke Brattan, 19. Jack Hingert, 20. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 22. Thomas Broich *three to be omitted*

In: 19. Jack Hingert (promoted), 18. Luke Brattan (promoted), 9. Kofi Danning (promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Nil

Sydney FC v Gold Coast United FC

Sunday, 22 January 2012 - Venue: Sydney Football Stadium - Local kick-off: 5:00pm

Referees: Strebre Delovski / Alex Glasgow / Lance Greenshields / Gerard Parsons

Head to head: All matches (played 8): Sydney FC wins 2, Gold Coast United wins 4, (2 draws); Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1

Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam Reddy, 2. Sebastian Ryall, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 12. Shannon Cole, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 17. Terry Antonis, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 22. Nathan Sherlock, 23. Rhyan Grant, 24. Mitch Mallia; *two to be omitted*

In: Pascal Bosschaart (returns from suspension), Shannon Cole (promoted); Out: Dimi Petratos (not selected); Unavailable: Nil

Gold Coast United Squad: 20.Jerrad Tyson [gk], 3.Michael Thwaite (c), 4.Zac Anderson, 5.Kristian Rees, 10.Tahj Minniecon,13.Ante Rozic, 14.Ben Halloran, 15.Adama Traore, 16.Maceo Rigters, 17.Chris Harold, 18.James Brown, 21.Daniel Severino, 22.Peter Jungschlager, 23.Dylan McGowan, 24.Jonas Salley, 28.Daniel Bowles, 29.Mitch Bevan, 40.Chris O’Connor [gk] *three to be omitted*

In: 4.Zac Anderson, 10.Tahj Minniecon,17.Chris Harold, 23.Dylan McGowan, 28.Daniel Bowles (all promoted); Out: 12.Dylan Macallister (hamstring – 6 weeks), 6.Paul Beekmans (personal leave – 2 weeks); Unavailable: 1.Glen Moss (groin injury – 6 weeks), 9.Joel Porter (calf – 3 weeks), 19.Chris Broadfoot (ankle injury – indefinite)

Perth Glory FC v Melbourne Victory FC

Sunday, 22 January 2012 - Venue: nib Stadium - Local kick-off: 4:30pm

Referees: Peter Green / Matthew Cheeseman /Joe / Fusari / David Costello

Head to head: All matches (played 19): Perth Glory wins 7, Melbourne Victory wins 7, (5 draws); Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1

Perth Glory squad: 1.Danny Vukovic (gk), 2. Josh Mitchell, 3.Bas van den Brink, 4.Billy Mehmet, 5.Steve Pantelidis, 7.Jacob Burns (c) 8.Adam Hughes, 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miler, 14.Steven McGarry, 15.Tommy Amphlett, 16.Evan Berger, 17.Todd Howarth, 18 Jesse Makarounis, 19, Josh Risdon, 21.Mile Sterjovski, 22.Adam Taggart, 27.Andrezhino 30. Lewis Italiano (gk), 35. Dean Heffernan *five to be omitted*

In: 2. Josh Mitchell (returns from injury), 4.Billy Mehmet (returns from injury) 15.Tommy Amphlett (promoted), 18 Jesse Makarounas (promoted), 35. Dean Heffernan (promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: 6.Chris Coyne (Achilles), 11.Victor Sikora (hip – long term injury list), 12.Scott Neville (knee), 13.Travis Dodd (abdominal strain)

Melbourne Victory squad: 2. Matthew Foschini, 4. Petar Franjic, 6. Leigh Broxham, 7. Matthew Kemp, 8. Grant Brebner, 9. Jean Carlos Solorzano, 10. Archie Thompson, 11. Marco Rojas, 12. Rodrigo Vargas, 13. Diogo Ferreira, 16.Carlos Hernandez, 17, Jimmy Jeggo, 18. Danny Allsopp, 19. Isaka Cernak , 20. Lawrence Thomas (GK), 21. Ante Covic (GK), 22. Harry Kewell, 23. Adrian Leijer (c) *three to be omitted*

In: 7. Matthew Kemp, 17. Jimmy Jeggo (both promoted); Out: 3. Fabio (suspended), 14. Billy Celeski (groin), 15. Tom Pondeljak (back); Unavailable: 14. Billy Celeski (groin), 15. Tom Pondeljak (back)

Wednesday - tba

National Youth League

"The National Youth League provides players aged between 16-20 years of age a clear pathway from youth leagues to senior level and then on to professional level. When combined with existing State-based competitions, players in the national youth league will play between 35-40 games each year. Youth Players must have a minimum time on the park if in the squad.
Please note that squads are subject to change, and (OA) depicts overage player (born before 1 January 1991). The first round of the 4th season of the National Youth League started on 21 October, 2011

Fixtures

Round 12 draw

Friday 20 Jan
5:15pm - Newcastle Jets FC Vs Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) - Ausgrid Stadium
6:30pm - Central Coast Mariners FC Vs Adelaide United FC - Pluim Park, Lisarow
Saturday 21 Jan
3:00pm - Sydney FC Vs Gold Coast United FC - WIN Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
5:00pm - Perth Glory FC Vs Melbourne Victory FC - 6PR Stadium, Inglewood
Sunday 22 January
4:00pm - Melbourne Heart FC Vs Brisbane Roar FC - John Cain Memorial Park, Thornbury

Westfield W-League

The first round of the 10 rounds of the 4th season of the Westfield W-League is being held from 22 October, 2011. This is a 7 team league after withdrawal of funding by FNSW and the resultant demise of Central Coast Mariners before season 3. Finals start on Saturday 21 January.

Draw

Canberra United v Melbourne Victory FC

Saturday 21 January, 2012 - McKellar Park, Canberra - Local kick-off: 3pm

Referees: Kirralee Gardner / Sarah Ho / Allyson Flynn /Samantha Ockerby

Tickets available at the game: Adults $10, concession $5, kids under 12 free - Watch the live stream: http://www.abc.net.au/news/sport/programs/w-league/ - One Hour highlights package on ABC1 from 6pm, Saturday

Canberra will be warm favourites to win through to their second grand final and first since season one when the Victory visit the nation’s capital. United swept all before them in claiming the premiership without suffering defeat; the first time such a feat has been achieved in the four-season history of the Westfield W-League. However little more than a fortnight ago, Melbourne Victory went closer than any other team this season to inflicting defeat on United. Only a late Michelle Heyman strike earned the visiting Canberra a draw against a spirited Melbourne who had the better of play on the artificial surface.

The result contrasted with earlier in the season when Canberra dominated the Victory in winning 2-1 at their Belconnen fortress, with a confident showing that belied the narrow scoreline. The match pits two of the league’s most impressive defences but Canberra’s rearguard, led by the in-form United goalkeeper Lydia Williams, present a massive obstacle if the home team’s winning run is to be halted. Canberra, hosting their first semi-final, will again be without Ellyse Perry due to cricket commitments and Caitlin Munoz through injury, however at the other end of the field, New Zealand international striker Emma Kete will be vying for her first start since joining from Perth Glory.

The Victory will be hungry to demonstrate they have learned from last year’s maiden semi-final appearance when they crashed to a 5-1 loss at the hands of a rampant Sydney FC. Melbourne have been in consistent form in recent times having not tasted defeat in five outings since November. Strike Jodie Taylor has been in goalscoring form during that time, while last weekend’s win over Adelaide showed the Victory can score from other parts of the field with four different names on the scoresheet.

Canberra United squad: 1. Lydia Williams, 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Georgia Yeoman-Dale, 4. Christine Walters, 7. Ellie Brush, 8. Hayley Raso, 9. Grace Gill, 10. Snez Veljanovska, 11. Michelle Heyman, 12. Sally Rojahn, 13. Nicole Sykes, 14. Ashleigh Sykes, 15. Sally Shipard, 17. Emma Kete, 18. Taryn Hemmings, 19. Jennifer Bisset, 20. Aroon Clansey *two to be omitted*

In: None; Out: None; Unavailable: Kahlia Hogg (Overseas – USA college Scholarship), Caitlin Munoz (Injured - Knee), Leah Blayney (Injured - Knee), 16. Ellyse Perry (Cricket Commitments)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Brianna Davey (Gk), 2. Rebekah Stott, 3. Maika Ruyter-Hooley, 4. Kendall Fletcher, 5. Danielle Johnson, 6. Rita Mankowska, 7. Stephanie Catley, 8. Ashley Brown, 9. Georgie Koutrouvelis, 10. Jodie Taylor (C), 11. Caitlin Friend, 12. Jackie Vogt, 13. Katrina Gorry, 14. Enza Barilla, 15. Amy Jackson, 16. Louisa Bisby, 17. Gulcan Koca, 18. Stephanie Tanti, 19. Laura Spiranovic, 20. Cassandra Dimovski (Gk); *five to be omitted*

In: None; Out: None; Unavailable: None

Brisbane Roar FC v Sydney FC

Sunday 22 January - Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre, Brisbane

Referees: Casey Reibelt / Christie Robb / Renae Coghill / Rebecca Durcau

Local kick-off: 2pm (3pm AEDT)

Tickets available at the game: Adults $5, concession $2, Kids under 13 go in free; Watch the live stream: http://www.abc.net.au/news/sport/programs/w-league/ - One Hour highlights package on ABC1 from 6pm, Saturday

Brisbane Roar against Sydney FC are always close encounters and the latest match-up between the competition heavyweights will surely be on a knife-edge throughout with a grand final appearance on the line. For the first time in three seasons there will be no Brisbane Roar - Sydney FC grand final with the victor to face either Canberra or Melbourne Victory in Saturday week’s finale. The last four meetings between the pair have seen the team’s separated by no more than a goal. However despite Brisbane’s free-scoring over the past two seasons, it is Brisbane in the ascendency with three wins and a draw.

The weekend saw Brisbane edge a typically combative and physically draining contest on home turf to gain a psychological edge for this Sunday’s clash at the same venue. However Sydney should take confidence from the season opener when they were clearly superior despite only drawing 1-1 as Brisbane showed trademark resilience to earn a share of the points. Both coaches agree that little is between the teams and it could come down to individual class on the day. Sydney surely have more x-factor with the likes of Kyah Simon and Caitlin Foord amid their ranks, but Brisbane’s defensive toughness and organisation proved its worth once again on the weekend.

Brisbane were without regular goalkeeper Casey Dumont for the weekend match but Japanese shotstopper Hoshimi Kishi has proven herself a more than capable deputy. Dumont will likely return and the Roar expect to otherwise be at full strength, save for long-term absentees Ashleigh Spina and Elise Kellond-Knight.

Sydney FC may have to undergo a second trip to Brisbane in the space of seven days but their record on the road is impressive. Caitlin Foord and Renee Rollason are likely to start after featuring on the bench last weekend however Heather Garriock will again be absent and will miss the remainder of the campaign.

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Casey Dumont (Gk), 2. Laura Alleway, 4. Clare Polkinghorne (C), 5. Brooke Spence, 6. Joanne Burgess, 7. Kim Carroll, 9. Catherine Cannuli, 10. Lana Harch, 11. Aivi Luik , 13. Tameka Butt, 14. Vedrana Popovic, 16. Michaela Hatzirodos, 17. Emily Gielnik, 18. Olga Cebrian Garcia 19. Ellen Beaumont, 20. Hoshimi Kishi (Gk) 21. Price Rebecca; *one to be omitted*

In: None; Out: None; Unavailable: Elise Kellond-Knight (knee – season), Ashley Spina (knee – season)

Sydney FC squad: 1. Allison Lipsher (Gk), 15. Thea Slatyer, 3. Danielle Brogan, 5. Estelle Johnson, 6. Servet Uzunlar, 4. Renee Rollason, 10. Kylie Ledbrook, 2. Teresa Polias, 9. Sarah Walsh, 12. Teigen Allen, 8. Caitlin Foord, 13. Brittany Whitfield, 19. Leena Khamis, 16. Alisha Bass, 14. Rachael Soutar, 17. Kyah Simon, 21. Chloe Logarzo, 30. Sham Khamis (Gk); *three to be omitted*

In: None; Out: None; Unavailable: Victoria Balomenos (knee – season), Monique Jackson (knee – season), Heather Garriock (injured – season)


Chris Dunkerley for BOTN - 12 January, 2012 (from information supplied, including by FFA)

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