Key Battle: Micah v Coelho

Melbourne City FC will return to playing in front of its home fans in the Westfield W-League on Saturday evening when it faces Newcastle at CB Smith Reserve.

Although it was set to have a run of three home matches in a row, last Thursday’s fixture had to be played behind closed doors after a late relocation to AAMI Park.

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Unfortunately neither of City’s last two matches originally scheduled for Frank Holohan Reserve in the South East could be played there but we are looking forward to bringing home matches out to the region soon.

Tickets are on sale for Saturday’s clash and you can purchase yours here if you haven’t already!

You’ll get to see City goalkeeper Teagan Micah in action up close and personal as the Club’s number 1 looks to continue on what has been an outstanding season.

While the results haven’t been what City were after in recent weeks, the work of Micah between the sticks has been a shining light all season for Rado Vidosic’s squad.

Micah has played every minute of City’s season and up the other end of the pitch, Jets’ goalkeeper Claire Coelho has played all but one of her team’s fixtures.

The City shot-stopper has pulled off 31 saves, 11 more than the next best keeper in the whole Westfield W-League. She also boasts a save percentage of 64.6% while Coelho has made 9 saves this season with a success rate of 52.9%.

Micah has also made 19 clearances this season (Coelho has made three) highlighting just how effective and important she has been for City.

Her teammates also clearly trust her distribution as Micah has averaged 38.9 passes per 90 minutes this season and passes with a success rate of 64.7%.

In contrast, Coelho averages just 22.6 passes per 90 minutes and finds a teammate on average 57.5% of the time.

Micah will be looking for her second clean sheet of the season when the two face off on Saturday night while Coelho will be after her first of the campaign.

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