W-League Preview: Round 12 features Dash clash and crucial push for playoff spot

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Amber Brooks, Veronica Latsko and Adelaide United host the last-place Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday in a key matchup for the Reds’ bid to make the postseason for the first time in franchise history. Brooks and Adelaide United’s backline will face a Wanderers team that has scored five goals in nine games, the fewest in the league this season. Adelaide has only allowed 13 goals, good for the third fewest this season. Latsko will look to add to her goal-scoring tally and catch Sam Kerr in the golden boot race. The forward has scored eight goals this season and sits two goals shy for a share of the top spot.  

Clare Polkinghorne and Brisbane Roar host Sofia Huerta and Sydney FC on Saturday in a top-four matchup. Brisbane enter the match unbeaten in their last four games with key victories over potential playoff opponents and currently sit in second place. Sydney travel to Brisbane with a two-game unbeaten streak but have had difficulty winning on the road. The team sits in fourth place ahead of Saturday’s game.