Finals dream over for Wellington Phoenix women as A-League rivals win

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Hopes of reaching the women’s A-League finals for the first time are over for the Wellington Phoenix after rival teams Western Sydney and Newcastle Jets won their latest games.

Even if they win their two remaining games, the Phoenix can’t finish better than seventh on the table — one place below the cut-off for end-of-season finals.

The Nix needed Western Sydney and the Jets to falter in their Round 21 fixtures but Western Sydney beat Western United 3-1, and the Jets beat Melbourne Victory 3-2.

Meanwhile, Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson was among the scorers for Melbourne City who retained their lead on the table with a 3-0 win against the Central Coast Mariners.

The Phoenix play Canberra United in the Australian capital at 4pm (NZT) on Sunday.

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Table at 9am (NZT) on Sunday, March 24.


Game to be played on Sunday March 24, 2024

Canberra United v Wellington Phoenix
McKellar Park, Canberra, 4pm (NZT)

How to watch

The game will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sport 1 in New Zealand and on Paramount+ and 10 Play in Australia.


Canberra United (four to be omitted)

1. Chloe LINCOLN (gk), 2. Alex MCKENZIE, 3. Sarah CLARK, 4. Holly MURRAY, 5. Emma ILIJOSKI, 6. Ava PIAZZA, 8. Sasha GROVE, 9. Ruby NATHAN, 10. Mary STANIC-FLOODY, 11. Deven JACKSON, 13. Sofia CHRISTOPHERSON, 15. Hannah MCNULTY 16. Maddy WHITTALL 17. Vesna MILIVOJEVIC, 18. Coco MAJSTOROVIC (gk), 19. Nickoletta FLANNERY, 20. Lillian SKELLY, 22. Cannon CLOUGH, 23. Michelle HEYMAN (c), 28. Tegan BERTOLISSIO.

Unavailable: 7. Maria ROJAS, 12. Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG, 14. Maia CAMERON, 24. Georgia RITCHIE (gk).

Wellington Phoenix (four to be omitted)

1. Rylee FOSTER (gk), 2. Zoe MCMEEKEN, 3. Kate TAYLOR, 4. Mackenzie BARRY, 6. Macey FRASER, 7. Isabel COX, 10. Alyssa WHINHAM, 11. Hope BRESLIN, 13. Michaela FOSTER, 14. Michaela ROBERTSON, 15. Daisy BRAZENDALE, 16. Annalie LONGO (c), 17. Mariana SPECKMAIER, 18. Hailey DAVIDSON, 19. Liv INGHAM, 20. Emma MAIN, 21. Manaia ELLIOTT, 22. Aimee DANIELI (gk), 26. Tiana JABER, 27. Helena ERRINGTON.

Unavailable: 5. Marisa VAN DER MEER (injured), 8. Grace WISNEWSKI (injured), 12. Brianna EDWARDS (gk) (personal reasons), 23. Rebecca LAKE (injured).

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