Liberty A-League Match Preview | Sydney v Melbourne

Match Details
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Date: Sun 31 Mar
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney


It’s all come down to this for Jeff Hopkins’ side this week when they travel to Sydney to face the Sky Blues in the final round of the Liberty A-League season.

A point is all that is needed for our girls in blue to secure finals once again, but it will be a tough task coming up against the league leaders.

Last time out against Sydney ended in a 1-1, with both teams having finished the season strong since then.

Victory has won four, lost two and drawn one in that stretch while Sydney has won five, lost none and drawn one.

With Newcastle Jets having won their final match of the season, our girls in blue will be required to return to Melbourne with at least a point to secure a place in the finals.

Speaking to the media ahead of Sunday’s clash, Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said it’s in “our own hands”.

“Our fate is in our own hands, which is great. The key thing for us is we know what we’ve got to do,” he explained.

“We’ve really focused on ourselves this week. It’s about being the best possible version of ourselves.

“If we can be at our best, we think we can beat any team in the league.

“It’s really important that we play to our game plan, that individual players perform their roles as well as they can. One player doesn’t win the game for us, the whole team will do that together.”

From Jeff

The Stats

Last Time


2.Jamilla RANKIN, 3.Tori HANSEN, 4.Sara D’APPOLONIA, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 8.Alana MURPHY, 9.Emily GIELNIK, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 15.Emma CHECKER, 16.Paige ZOIS, 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 24.Laura PICKETT, 23.Rachel LOWE, 27.Rosie CURTIS, 50.Courtney NEWBON, 66.Geo CANDY

Ins: 6.Beattie GOAD, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 24.Laura PICKETT

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS , 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN