Amy Jackson celebrates with Melbourne City teammates after scoring a goal during the round 14 W-League match against the Newcastle Jets at Coffs Harbour International Stadium
Amy Jackson celebrates with Melbourne City teammates after scoring a goal during the round 14 W-League match against the Newcastle Jets at Coffs Harbour International Stadium Matt King

City to face Canberra in sudden-death W-League final

FOOTBALL: Melbourne City's bid for back-to-back W-League titles faces its next sudden death clash in Canberra next week after the finals make-up was completed on Sunday afternoon.

As a club, City is already hunting its third trophy of the season after the senior men's side won the FFA Cup in November and the juniors won a thrilling National Youth League final on Saturday.

City women will enter the playoffs brimming with confidence having now won back-to-back games for the first time in almost two months.

After defeating Brisbane Roar in a crucial contest last Sunday, City downed Newcastle 2-0 in Coffs Harbour on Friday night in a game in which a win for the Jets would have sent them through to the finals at City's expense.

Previously City had endured a frustrating six-game winless run, but the evidence from the past eight days suggests the side currently led by player-coach Jess Fishlock still has what it takes to win its semi-final against Canberra, despite United sealing top spot.

Canberra defeated Melbourne Victory 5-1 on Saturday before Sydney women squandered the opportunity to win the premier's plate today, suffering a shock 5-2 loss to Adelaide at Coopers Stadium.

Sydney will now play in Perth next week after the Glory secured second spot with a 1-0 win over Western Sydney, the victory coming courtesy of a 92nd minute goal from Caitlin Doeglas.

No team has won back-to-back W-League championships.

City and Canberra have played twice this season, with the away team recording a 2-1 victory on both occasions.


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