Brisbane Roar’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League sides will be looking to make it a perfect weekend for the Roar when both teams face Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium.
Sunday’s back-to-back matches will be the first of two double headers at Suncorp Stadium this season. Our Westfield W-League team will take on the Lady Reds from 1:30pm before Hyundai A-League action at 4pm (QLD Time).
Following four consecutive draws, the Hyundai A-League side will be hungry to continue an 11-game unbeaten streak at Suncorp Stadium. Get your tickets HERE .
Midfielder Thomas Broich says recent performances provide reason for optimism and believes the results will come with consistent strong efforts.
“The last couple of weeks have shown that it’s not about the results. I’m pretty sure once we start playing like we did last week consistently, the results will take care of themselves,” he said.
“Sometimes I don’t think we know how good we are. We have to be dominant and in control, attacking all game and look to run over teams.
“Last week was a massive step in the right direction.”
After the Reds’ maiden win of the Hyundai A-League season weekend, Broich is expecting a tough challenge in Brisbane’s first home game in three weeks.
“We love the stadium, we love the fans and we have a great record at home so we can’t wait to get out there,” he said.
“They’ve had some injury problems. They’re [Adelaide] a tough team to beat, they’re still a very good side and it will be a big challenge tomorrow."
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The Roar Women will play their first match at Suncorp Stadium this season, an occasion that is always earmarked on the calendar.
“We always love playing at Suncorp and especially before the boys it’s always special for the club,” Women’s captain Clare Polkinghorne said.
“Hopefully we will have strong support again in the stands. Playing in Brisbane and at Suncorp is a great occasion for our whole squad.”
The Roar Women put on a valiant display against defending Champions Melbourne City in last weekend’s match and Polkinghorne says the side are gelling well as a group and looking forward to Sunday's match.
“We’ve had a few good performances and a couple where we’ve fallen short on the results,” she said.
“Each week we’re progressing as a group and we’re starting to come together and play good football."
The weekend's Westfield W-League match will be the Roar Women’s first matchup against the Lady Reds this season, despite being winless Adelaide are expected to be another challenging test for the hosts.
Polkinghorne says the Roar will take confidence in their set-up and style of play into the fixture.
“They’re going to be a tough side and we always have a pretty good battle against them,” she said.
“We’ll have to be on our game, but we’re confident that if we play to our structures and apply pressure then we can come away with the three points.”