Five-star Roar keep finals hunt alive

A sparkling performance has kept our Roar Women in the hunt for finals football.

Jake Goodship’s squad marked its final home game of the season with a 5-0 drubbing of Canberra United, providing a huge boost to potentially crucial goal difference.

American duo Carson Pickett & Rylee Baisden both netted braces – both finding the net once each in both halves, while fellow American Shea Connors bagged her first Westfield W-League goal just minutes after entering the contest late in the second half.

Head Coach Jake Goodship was stoked with a clinical performance in attack from his side in front of a stellar crowd of 2,893 at Lions Stadium.

“It’s the perfect way to finish off our final home game of the season in front of a massive crowd too,” Goodship said.

Pickett, Women


“It’s fantastic that we took our chances and made the most of key moments – it could have been more.”

“Great to see Carson & Rylee in particular [scoring goals], they’ve been working incredibly hard & they’re fantastic role models around the group.

The Roar round out the regular season with their finals ambitions on the line, taking on premiers Melbourne City at AAMI Park next Sunday afternoon (3pm KO QLD time).

“We’ll go into the game to win – we don’t change what we do,” Goodship continued.

“We play how we play, focus on what we do, execute better & better and see where next week takes us.”

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GOALS

Brisbane Roar – Pickett 11’ – 1-0
Baisden’s cross finds Pickett on the edge of the area who then fires a shot into the top right corner.

Brisbane Roar – Baisden 16’ – 2-0
Another Baisden cross strikes a hand in the area & she steps up to the spot, finding the bottom corner.

Brisbane Roar – Pickett 83’ – 3-0
Pickett bags her brace, darting inside the area and finishing past Khamis.

Brisbane Roar – Connors 85’ – 4-0
Connors taps home at the goal mouth, benefiting from a Palmer cut back for her maiden Westfield W-League goal.

Connors


Brisbane Roar – Baisden 90+3’ – 5-0
Baisden polishes off her brace in the game’s final minutes with a neat finish.

MATCH DETAILS
Westfield W-League 2019/20 – Round 13: Brisbane Roar v Canberra United
Lions Stadium, Richlands
Sunday, 23 February

Brisbane Roar 5 (Pickett 11’, 83’, Baisden 16’, 90+3’, Connors 85’)

Canberra United 0

Half-time: 2-0

Crowd: 2,893

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