Brisbane beat Reds despite red

The Brisbane Roar women have continued their undefeated streak with a 3-1 win against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night despite being down to 10 players for 60 minutes.

The Brisbane Roar women have continued their undefeated streak with a 3-1 win against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night despite being down to 10 players for 60 minutes.

All the goals were scored in an exciting first half which also saw Roar defender Karla Reuter sent off for lashing out at a United player.

The Roar took an early lead with the first goal scored in the fifth minute of play when Brisbane midfielder Kim Carroll neatly headed a well taken free-kick past Adelaide's keeper Krisi Harvey.

The home team managed through a well worked move with United forward Rachel Quigley sending the ball off to the right to Victoria Balomenos whose cross found Selin Kuralay and she dispatched the ball to the back of the net.

The visitors responded almost straight away with Kellond-Kinght sending the ball over the line past keeper Kristi Harvey.

Minutes later the Roar were a player down after Karla Reuter was sent off for lashing out at an opponent.

Even with one less player Brisbane still managed to get another goal in front with Lauren Colthorpe taking Kellond-Knight's free kick and turning it into a 3-1 lead.

While there were no goals in the second half, Brisbane worked hard to maintain their lead.

Roar coach Jeff Hopkins said it was good to travel away from home and still come away with the three points despite the disadvantage of having a player less for such a long period of the game.

"To play with only 10 players for as long as we did and still manage to score another goal and win the game comfortably is a great achievement for all the players on the park," he said.

"We are still trying to improve in different areas week by week but as long as we can can keep getting good results while we do that we will be fine.

"We are playing better as a team and if we can keep that up I am confident we will keep playing well," said Hopkins.

Hopkins is glad to be putting more of a distance between the Roar and the other teams in the competition.

"It is good to be able to put a little pressure on the teams below us because they now have to win to catch us."