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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Canberra United goalie Chantel Jones ready to earn her keep

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Chantel Jones faces the big ask of taking over from Matildas shot-stopper Lydia Williams.

Football

United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen praises US star Lori Lindsey ahead of W-League swansong

Elisabeth Migchelsen returns as Canberra United coach.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants to send retiring star Lori Lindsey out on a high.

Football

Nikolai Topor-Stanley confident Western Sydney Wanderers can stay focused on A-League title

Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin Nikolai Topor-Stanley insists the impending loss of star imports Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi won't distract the Wanderers.

Football

Canberra United remains confident despite W-League road trips

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08:  Kendall Fletcher of Canberra United and Amy Chapman of Brisbane Roar contest possession during the round four W-League match between Canberra United and the Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park on December 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.

Football

W-League: Michelle Heyman backs Canberra United strike partner Stephanie Ochs

Michelle Heyman and Stephanie Ochs.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman insists her partnership with Stephanie Ochs will only get better.

Soccer

Sally Shipard to return as Canberra United juggles busy schedule

Lee Gaskin Canberra United will consider rotating its squad to cope with a busy schedule of three games in six days, including having star midfielder Sally Shipard available for the first time this season.

Trudy Burke ready to keep the faith for Canberra in W-League

Lee Gaskin It's only her third appearance in the W-League, but Canberra United goalkeeper Trudy Burke says she's ready to fill the gloves of Matildas representative Lydia Williams today.

Soccer

Lori Lindsey says depth will be the key for Canberra United

United's Georgia Yeoman-Dale celebrates a goal with Grace Gill in the closing minutes.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United star Lori Lindsey believes the side's improving depth will be crucial to building momentum towards the W-League championship.

Football

Canberra United wants to carry momentum towards finals, says captain Nicole Sykes

Lee Gaskin Canberra United will draw on the lure of securing a home final to overcome fatigue and oppressive heat on Saturday.

Football

Georgia Yeoman-Dale adds danger factor to Canberra United bench

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  Georgia Yeoman-Dale of Canberra United in action during the round 11 W-League match between Canberra United and the Newcastle Jets at McKellar Park on February 1, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra United livewire Georgia Yeoman-Dale is making up for lost time in the team's charge to the W-League title.

Soccer

FFA warns Beckham could cost the big one

FILE - 20 NOVEMBER 2012: David Beckham has announced he will quit the American Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in December 2012. COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 21:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on as he warms up prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 21, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin David Beckham's profile would be a coup for the A-League, but winning a championship with the English star would be difficult, Football Federation Australia technical director Han Berger says.

Football

Klimkova overlooked for Matildas

Jitka Klimkova

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is eager to extend coach Jitka Klimkova's contract, after she missed out on the Matildas role.

Soccer

Fairytale a change of pace for Topor-Stanley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Daniel McBreen of the Mariners competes for the ball against Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers  during the A-League 2013 Grand Final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers star Nikolai Topor-Stanley will be the first to tell you everything happens for a reason.

Soccer

Rookie keepers have big gloves to fill at United

Trudy Burke, left, and Mackenzie Arnold.

Lee Gaskin Injured Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams will work in a mentoring role with the two players fighting to take her place between the posts.

Canberra going from strength to strength

Lee Gaskin Canberra's bid to enter the A-League remains in limbo, but Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid is confident the reigning W-League champion will have a competition to defend its title in...

Soccer

Nikolai to go west for coach

Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin A chance to learn from former Socceroo Tony Popovic was too good for Nikolai Topor-Stanley to ignore.