Roar well-placed ahead of return to Lions Stadium

Captain Clare Polkinghorne says her side aren’t getting ahead of themselves despite firming their credentials as one of the league’s front runners in recent weeks.

The Roar are the in the middle of a four-game unbeaten run, highlighted by a 4-1 trouncing of the previously-undefeated Sydney FC, which leaves Brisbane as the sole squad without a defeat to its name this campaign.

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The next test for the Roar Women is a Perth Glory outfit, who have been hit the hardest by border and travel restrictions having played just three matches to date this season.

While the Roar are clearly building some strong momentum following a perfect six-point weekend away in Sydney, it’s a week-by-week process, building towards the pointy end of the season that keeps the squad ticking.

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“We’re focused every week on doing what we set out to do and our processes – it was all just a part of building towards the finals series,” Polkinghorne said.

“That’s what we wanted to get out of the five days down there. We knew they were going to both be extremely tough games.

“I thought against the Wanderers we were a bit slow to get going and in the end we made it hard for ourselves. I thought we backed up well though and we put in a really dominant performance against Sydney FC and that was really pleasing.”

“It’s really nice to build a few wins and have a bit of momentum, but previous games don’t mean anything, we need to make sure we’re approaching each game with the same professionalism and attitude that will win the game.”


Sunday’s clash against the Glory marks a return to Lions Stadium for the first time this Westfield W-League season – a venue at which the Roar won three of four matches last season.

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The Western Australians will bring confidence into the contest however having upset the Roar in Perth late last campaign.

“It’s always nice to play at home. We have some pretty great fans so it’s always a special opportunity to play at home in front of them, especially at Lions FC.

“They’re going to be a tough team, they knocked us off when we went over to Perth last season.

“They unfortunately haven’t had as many games at this point of the season, but we’re looking forward to have them up in Brisbane and hopefully put on a good showing.”

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