Our Roar Women are full of confidence heading into the weekend’s do-or-die final match of the Westfield W-League regular season according to striker Rylee Baisden.
A stellar 5-0 demolition of Canberra United in the final home outing of the campaign has set up a grandstand finish in the race for finals football.
It was an American trio who fired the Roar home against Canberra with Rylee Baisden & Carson Pickett bagging braces with Shea Connors also scoring her first goal in orange on her home debut.
Baisden was full of praise for her teammates who put on a show for the packed crowd of 2,893 people that made it out to Lions Stadium for the final home game.
“You could feel the energy – I think when we lifted, the crowd lifted and we just bounced off each other which was all really positive,” Baisden said.
“We had a lot of fire in our belly after losing last weekend and we really kicked it into gear this week.
“People are just stepping up in places that we didn’t know they had roles in and it’s good finally after a long break and putting some in the back of the net.”
The commanding win has given the Roar Women a welcome boost ahead of Sunday’s must-win clash with undefeated Melbourne City.
“We’re in good form right now so going over to their house and quietening them down a bit would be really nice so we’re looking forward to it,” the American said.
“I think [Melbourne] City have a target on their back and I think we’re ready to hit it and make it into the top four so we’re looking forward to it.”
Baisden has enjoyed her first season in Roar orange as she heads into the final Westfield W-League regular season match.
“It was challenging and it was great competition – I definitely grew as a player and had good teammates around me to lift me up,” Baisden concluded.
Westfield W-League 2019/20 – Round 14: Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday, 1 March (3pm KO QLD time)