Brisbane Roar Women have rocketed to the top of the Westfield W-League ladder following a well-deserved victory against Adelaide United on Friday afternoon.
On her return to the starting lineup, a late goal from Hayley Raso - her first of the 2017/18 season - in the final stages ensured the Roar took the three points
Club champion Tameka Butt made history becoming the second BRFC player to reach 100 Westfield W-League games, celebrating among family, friends and a crowd of 2,247 at Suncorp Stadium.
The win is Mel Andreatta's side's third win of the season and the Head Coach says the result was reward for a dominant performance.
“Today was great for Hayley as well as the team’s confidence after working so hard within training.” Andreatta said.
“We created a lot of chances today and it’s a nice place to be (at the top of the table), but we know there is a lot of work to be done and we are ready for that challenge."
Clare Polkinghorne led a rock-solid Roar back four, denying an Adelaide attack led by American import Makenzy Doniac as goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold recorded her second clean-sheet of the season.
STORY OF THE GAME
- Tameka Butt celebrated her 100th Westfield W-League appearance in Orange on home soil at Suncorp Stadium.
- The Roar created the better chances throughout the match with Kaitlyn Torpey's strike against the crossbar being one of the game's best.
- In her first home game of the season, Hayley Raso found the back of the net in the 86th minute, securing the win for the home side.
- With her first Roar home game for the 2017/18 season, Hayley Raso was able to hit the back of the net, producing the winning goal of the game
- Mackenzie Arnold was supreme in goals for the Roar, making a number of strong saves.
Brisbane Roar - Raso 86’ - 1-0
Substitute Abbey Lloyd crosses from the right wing and the ball finds its way to Hayley Raso whose deflected shot crosses the line.
Westfield W-League 2017/18: Round 4 – Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Friday, 17 November
Brisbane Roar 1 (Raso 86’)
Adelaide United 0