Brisbane Roar has recorded a huge win in the context of Westfield W-League season 10, seeing off Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens on Friday night.
The Roar Women entered the clash in second place on the ladder but returned to top spot, two points clear of Newcastle Jets, following two decisive second-half goals.
The clash pitted the league's most stringent defence up against its most lethal attack, but the Roar proved they have the right weapons at both ends of the pitch to shut-out the Glory in an impressive 2-0 win.
Hayley Raso's second goal of the campaign handed the Roar the lead 13 minutes after the break before Allira Toby doubled her side's advantage seven minutes later with what would prove to be her final touch of the game.
It was just reward for Brisbane who had the better of the chances throughout the opening half and were unlucky not to have led earlier.
"It is so pleasing to get another win away from home against a talented opposition," Andreatta said.
"It was our most complete performance this season from our entire side. Once again our defence were outstanding in making it difficult for Perth to score with Summer O'Brien and Kaitlyn Torpey leading the way.
"Our strikers and midfielders were excellent in controlling the game and creating chances - converting those opportunities is a credit to the work they have been doing at training."
Mackenzie Arnold was in inspired form between the posts, making a string of strong saves.
"Her leadership is important to us and it's pleasing to see her hard work pay off with consistent performances of a high standard," Andreatta added.
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"We are looking forward to coming home and playing in front of our fans, friends and families on Friday," Andreatta finished.
STORY OF THE GAME
- Katrina Gorry was superb in midfield across the 90 minutes, controlling play in midfield alongside Tameka Butt.
- Brisbane netted twice in the space of seven minutes early in the second half, taking a deserved two-goal lead after dominating chances in the opening stanza.
- Goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold was called upon throughout the encounter, making a number of first-class saves to record her fifth clean sheet of the campaign.
- Brisbane will finish a second consecutive round on top of the Westfield W-League ladder.
Brisbane Roar - Raso 58' - 0-1
The Glory fail to clear a corner whipped in by Allira Toby and Hayley Raso is on the spot to fire the visitors into the lead.
Brisbane Roar - Toby 65' - 0-2
Katrina Gorry plays a cross into the area and Toby gets the final touch before the ball bobbles over the line.
Westfield W-League Round 9 - Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar
Dorrien Gardens, Perth
Friday, 29 December
Perth Glory 0
Brisbane Roar 2 (Raso 58', Toby 65')