A Jets' win is crucial for their finals aspirations | (Credit: Cam Wheeler)
Brisbane Roar fans, it’s your last chance to see your team in action during the regular season, as they have drawn a bye for next round!
The Queenslanders happen to find themselves in a bit of a position this week after dropping points in last Sunday’s match against Melbourne, settling for a 0-0 draw.
Given that this will be the last chance for Brisbane to secure points, the maximum amount of points they can obtain will be 3, to take them to a total of 23.
This means that second-placed Sydney FC, who currently sit on 18 points but will be playing both this round and next, now have the opportunity to secure the minor premiership and host another home grand final.
However, Brisbane's focus will be on the immediate future, as they face the ever-improving Jets, who will be looking to upset The Roar’s tentative plans for a Queensland finale!
Mathematically The Jets are still in with a chance for a play-off spot, and all these calculations and assumptions won't mean a thing once they take the field on Saturday.
This highly anticipated match is a must see, so get down to Ballymore Stadium to witness it! If you can’t, fortunately for you it happens to be the match of the round and can be viewed live and exclusive on ABC 1 at 3pm EDST.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane
Local kick-off: 2.00pm (3.00pm AEDT)
Referee: Catherine Hofmann
Assistant referees: Rachel Mitchenson Rebecca Durcau
Fourth official: Renae Coghill
Brisbane Roar: 1. Casey DUMONT (gk), 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 3. Karla REUTER, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE (C), 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Kim CARROLL, 7. Joanne BURGESS, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Alisha FOOTE, 10. Lana HARCH, 11. Aivi LUIK, 12. Rebekah STOTT, 13. Tameka BUTT, 14. Amy CHAPMAN, 15. Erika ELZE, 16. Lauren COLTHORPE, 17. Emily GIELNIK, 18. Kennya CORDNER 19. Lisa DE VANNA, 20. Kate STEWART (gk)
*five to be omitted*
In: Alisha FOOTE, Erika ELZE, Rebekah STOTT (all promoted), Karla REUTER (returns from suspension)
Newcastle Jets: 1. Allison LIPSHER (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER, 3. Hayley CRAWFORD, 4. Niki CROSS, 5. Gema SIMON, 7. Tara ANDREWS, 8. Amber NEILSON, 10. Leia SMITH, 12. Melissa FEUERRIEGEL, 13. Thea SLATYER, 14. Carlie IKONOMOU, 15. Madeline SEARL, 16. Kate HENSMAN, 17. Alex HUYNH, 30. Michelle GRIGG (gk)
In: Michelle GRIGG (gk) (injury replacement)
Out: Renee CARTWRIGHT (injured), Bridgette HOLT (injured), Alison LOGUE (gk) (injured)
Unavailable: Kara MOWBRAY (injured), Sasha McDONNELL (injured)