C.B Smith Reserve and Hunter Stadium top the pitch ratings, whilst the playing surface for Perth Glory’s clash with Canberra United causes concern as the PFA releases the W-League Stadium Ratings for Round 12.

Perth Glory v Canberra United

Venue: Ashfield Sports Club

Overall pitch rating: 2

Pace: 2.5

Hardness: 1.5

Smoothness: 3

Atmosphere: 3.5

Weather: 1


Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers

Venue: C.B. Smith Reserve

Overall pitch rating: 4

Pace: 4

Hardness: 4

Smoothness: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Weather: 4


Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar

Venue: Adelaide Shores Football Centre

Overall pitch rating: 3

Pace: 4

Hardness: 3

Smoothness: 5

Atmosphere: 2

Weather: 2.5


Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory

Venue: Hunter Stadium

Overall pitch rating: 4

Pace: 5

Hardness: 5

Smoothness: 5

Atmosphere: 3

Weather: 3


Round 12 averages

Overall pitch rating: 3.25

Atmosphere: 2.88

Weather: 2.63


The PFA W-League Stadium Ratings are voted on by the visiting captain or PFA Delegate at the end of each match, who rate each criteria out of five, with five being the highest or best. The aim of the ratings is to increase the awareness of safety and the importance of first-class surfaces. Additionally they also recognise the fans as a key pillar for the growth of the W-League.