Roar Women polish off perfect weekend

Brisbane Roar has consolidated their spot towards the top of the Westfield W-League ladder with a dominant victory over Canberra United on Sunday afternoon.

The Roar Women controlled the majority of the clash against second-placed Canberra, carving regular opportunities throughout the encounter.

Tameka Butt importantly made the most of a chance afforded to her by a inch-perfect ball from Katrina Gorry, converting for her first goal of the 2017-18 campaign.

The strike was enough for the Roar to secure an important three points on the road which places the Roar alongside Perth Glory at the summit of the Westfield W-League ladder.

Head Coach Mel Andreatta praised her side's professionalism and outstanding application against a dangerous Canberra United side.

"I am not only pleased with the three points but the way in which we went about our business today in the nation's capital," Andreatta said.

"Our leaders stood up and we controlled the contest which I'm very happy about. We return to Brisbane with confidence and look forward to playing in front of our passionate home fans.

"We are building strong momentum and this group is hungry for success.

"It is now important that we continue to work hard, look to improve and push each other as we move into the second half of the season."

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Against her former club, Hayley Raso was at her elusive best on the wing while Emily Gielnik played her first minutes of the season in the second-half.

The Roar Women return to Brisbane in round 7 to face Newcastle Jets at Kippa Ring's A.J. Kelly Park on Sunday, 10 December (4:30pm KO).

STORY OF THE GAME

  • Brisbane dominated chances throughout the 90 minutes with Hayley Raso instrumental in the creation of regular opportunities.
  • Brisbane continued their dominance into the second half and Tameka Butt made the most of it, netting the game's only goal halfway through the second period.
  • Clare Polkinghorne lead a Roar back four who looked impassable throughout the majority of the encounter and rarely let the hosts test Mackenzie Arnold.
  • Emily Gielnik played her first minutes of the 2017/18 season, coming on in place of Abbey Lloyd during the second half.

GOALS

Brisbane Roar - Butt 67' - 0-1
Katrina Gorry finds Tameka Butt with a precise long ball and Butt does not waste the opportunity, firing Brisbane into the lead.

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MATCH DETAILS

Westfield W-League 2017/18: Round 6 - Canberra United v Brisbane Roar
McKellar Park, Canberra
Sunday, 3 December

Canberra United 0

Brisbane Roar 1 (Butt 67')

Half-time: 0-0