Brisbane Roar Women will have a chance to all but confirm their place in the Westfield W-League finals series on Sunday afternoon (3:30pm KO QLD time).
The Roar Women are confident and looking forward to taking on two-time defending champions Melbourne City at AAMI Park and are in peak condition heading into one of the toughest challenges in the league.
Watch the action live on FoxSports Channel 501 or SBS Viceland from 3:30 pm this Sunday.
With three matches to play, Brisbane sit two points clear at the top of the table and appear on the cusp of returning to the post-season for the first time since 2016.
Head Coach Mel Andreatta says her squad are staying grounded and are aware that there is work still to be done.
“We’re not getting ahead of ourselves and there is still a lot of work to be done,” Andreatta said.
“The players and the leadership group that has been refined this season are doing a fine job of staying grounded. They’ve set up some great initiatives and ensuring that we’re just focusing on each session as it comes.
“We’ll just keep trusting in our processes and keeping working hard in those areas to make our performances earn results each weekend.”
The Roar has the chance to complete the double against City for the first time in Westfield W-League history after securing the club’s maiden win over the Victorian club at Suncorp Stadium earlier this season.
Allira Toby and Katrina Gorry found the back of the net in one of Brisbane’s finest performances of the season and the challenge is to now recreate that showing in enemy territory.
Brisbane have travelled well this season, taking maximum points from all four clashes outside of Queensland and conceding just once.
“Turn your TVs on because it’s going to be an exciting contest. It’s going to be a fight, we’ll have to dig in and fight for those three points,” Andreatta said.
“We did a good job against them in Brisbane but to go to their home and back-up our performance is something this group of players want to do and I wouldn’t expect anything else.
Westfield W-League Round 12: Melbourne City Women v Brisbane Roar Women
Sunday, 21 January (3:30pm KO)