Lady Reds recharged and ready for Roar


The Lady Reds will do battle with Brisbane Roar on the Sunshine Coast in Week 8 of the 2011/12 Westfield W-League.

The Lady Reds will do battle with Brisbane Roar on the Sunshine Coast in Week 8 of the 2011/12 Westfield W-League.

It is the first time this campaign that the Lady Reds will face an opponent for the second time after an unlucky 2-1 defeat to the Roar at Burton Park back in Round 4.

Coach David Edmondson acknowledged while the circumstances aren-t exactly the same, the Lady Reds can draw plenty of confidence from the performance in that narrow defeat.

“They have a few players returning so it isn-t such a direct comparison,” he said.

“But, this is the first time we-ll be playing a team for the second time and against Brisbane they know they were competitive.”

“The girls know they can compete against the Roar and the performance last time will no doubt give them a boost of confidence.”

“We have certainly improved since then and so have Brisbane, but there-s no fear from the girls. We-ll just go out there and do our thing and do it the best we can.”

The Lady Reds will be looking to explode out of the blocks after a week off which Edmondson admitted has refreshed his squad.

United were defeated 4-1 by Sydney FC in their last hit out – a score line which didn-t truly reflect the performance of the Lady Reds – and no doubt they will be looking to bounce back from that match in the best possible fashion.

“I think the break has been a bit of a positive for us,” said Edmondson.

“We played six games and had been training and working fairly intensively during that time, especially in regards to our fitness.”

“It has been a bit of a refresher week – a lighter week on the track – so hopefully they are feeling refreshed and recharged.”

Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Saturday 10 December 2011
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
Local kick-off: 2pm
Live on ABC TV

Brisbane Roar 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, 15.Sasha MCDONNELL, 16.Michaela HATZIRODOS, 17.Emily GIELNIK, 18. Olga CEBRIAN GARCIA, 19.Ellen BEAUMONT, 20.Hoshimi KISHI (gk), 21. Rebecca PRICE
* three to be omitted

In: Rebecca Price, Olga Cebrian Garcia (both new signings)
Out: None
Unavailable: Elise Kellond-Knight (knee – season), Ashley Spina (knee – season)

Adelaide United squad: 1. Sian MCLAREN (gk) 3.Anna GREEN, 4. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 5. Abby ERCEG (c), 6. Ebony PHILCOX, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY, 8. Leanne SLATER, 9. Marijana RAJCIC, 11. Ashleigh GUNNING, 12. Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY, 13. Vanessa REED, 14. Donna COCKAYNE, 15. Emma CHECKER, 16. Grace HENRY 17. Katherine EBBS, 18. Georgia MACRI, 19. Nenita BURGESS, 20. Kristi HARVEY (gk)
* three to be omitted

In: None
Out: None
Unavailable: Angela Fimmano, Ruth Wallace (both injured)