Victory and Canberra vie for OCRF Silver Ribbon Trophy

Rivals Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will go head-to-head this weekend for the inaugural Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) Silver Ribbon Trophy in round nine of the Westfield W-League.

Rivals Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will go head-to-head this weekend for the inaugural Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) Silver Ribbon Trophy in round nine of the Westfield W-League.

With just four games remaining in the season, this is a must win game for Melbourne Victory if they want to stay in the race for the finals. After last Sunday-s win against the Newcastle Jets, coach Vicki Linton said the team is excited about the upcoming match.

“The girls have been working really hard to keep the momentum going this week, we-re all really looking forward to the challenge, especially after the close game we had against them last time in Canberra,” Linton said.

Victory and Canberra drew 1-1 in their round four match, after Maika Ruyter-Hooley headed home the equaliser in the 90th minute. Linton said the team was delighted to be a part of the inaugural OCRF Silver Ribbon Trophy game, helping to spread awareness about ovarian cancer.

“These two teams have built up a great rivalry since the W-League started, and with the implementation of the OCRF Silver Ribbon Trophy, the intensity and competitiveness is certainly going to go up a notch,” Linton said.

The match is to be played at Skilled Stadium, the first time a Westfield W-League match has been played in Geelong.

To donate today and for more information, visit www.ocrf.com.au.

Melbourne Victory versus Canberra United Saturday, 8 January 2010 Skilled Stadium, Geelong Local kick-off: 3.00pm Live and exclusive on ABC1 from 3.00pm

Melbourne Victory: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 3. Marlies OOSTDAM, 5. Louisa BISBY, 6. Maika RUYTER-HOOLEY, 7. Snez VELJANOVSKA, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Stephanie CATLEY, 10. Jodie TAYLOR, 11. Kendall FLETCHER, 12. Amy JACKSON, 13. Ashley BROWN, 17. Caitlin FRIEND, 18. Ursula HUGHSON, 19. Enza BARILLA, 20. Brianna DAVEY (GK)