The Gold Coast United Women head up the M1 to Cornubia Park today looking to add to their recent five game unbeaten run.
Confidence will be high on the back of their 5-2 win mid-week over the Mustangs last start and according to Technical Director, Craig Midgley, “the girls have responded really well to what we’re wanting from them, we’re on a good little run.
Midgley and Alex Bundalo are guiding the side after Michael Cook stepped aside recently.
United players to watch
Rie Kitano has been hugely impressive since her arrival from Japan. A box to box midfielder with an eye for goal, the 26 year old is blessed technically, has great vision, determination and tenacity. Ki has played at the top level in Japan, in the Nadeshiko League, and joined United from Okayama Yunogo Belle, a club based in Mimasaka. Ki is top quality, a pleasure to watch!
Rie Kitano tangling with Emily Dunn in Rd4. Watching this match-up will be worth the drive north on its own! (Sportspics)
Logan Lightning at a glance
The return of Tiarne Petterwood to Logan added a proven goal scorer up front for the Nick Croyden coached squad. The combination of Petterwood, American speedster Natalia Pinkney and Shea Connors make for a very dangerous attacking trio.
Captained by the tigerish midfielder Emily Dunn and led at the back by the former Gold Coast City defender Claire Farrington, the Croyden coached side is well organised defensively and hard to break down.
Logan sit 7th on the ladder four points behind United, so a crucial match-up this one in terms of the the final 6 make-up.
Today’s hosts took the 3 points in the first meeting in 2019, a 1-0 win at Coplicks. The opener in 2018 at Cornubia Park ended in a high scoring 3-3 draw and United run out 4-1 winners
in the reverse fixture in Rd25 last season, also played at Loganholme.
Women’s National Premier Leagues Queensland Round 17
Logan Lightning v Gold Coast United
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 4.30pm
How to watch
Can’t make it to Cornubia Park, this match is fittingly the NPLW Match of the ROund – watch it live on the Football Queensland’s facebook or youtube channel at this link