Icelandic duo returns for huge Newcastle clash


Adelaide United Women Head Coach, Ivan Karlović, has received a welcomed boost as he announced his extended squad for their crucial Round 13 match against Newcastle Jets.

The Reds host the Jets at Marden Sports Complex on Friday night in the penultimate round of the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season.

Adelaide will most likely need to win their remaining two matches to secure a maiden finals appearance but will be buoyed by the return of two key imports.

Iceland pair Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir and Fanndís Friðriksdóttir are back from international duty, while Kahlia Hogg has been promoted.

Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY(gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Charlotte GRANT, 4.Georgia IANNELLA, 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 8.Emily CONDON, 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Veronica LATSKO, 15.Emma CHECKER (c), 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Kahlia HOGG, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 21.Lara KIRKBY, 22.Amber BROOKS, 23.Michelle HEYMAN
*two to be omitted*

Ins: 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR (returns from international duty), 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR (returns from international duty), 17.Kahlia HOGG (promoted)
Outs: 7.Isabel HODGSON
Unavailable: 10.Chelsie DAWBER (shin), 14.Grace ABBEY (knee), 18.Meleri MULLAN (knee)

Adelaide United Women host Newcastle Jets in Round 13 of the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season on Friday, 25 January at Marden Sports Complex. Kick-off is at 7.00pm ACDT. Gates open at 3.30pm.