Roar Women primed to bounce straight back

Our Roar Women will be looking to return to winning ways after a disappointing defeat last time out when they face the undefeated Melbourne Victory on home turf at Lions Stadium this Sunday (3pm KO). 

Yet to drop a game, the Victory are sitting on top of the Westfield W-league ladder, but the unpredictability of the competition makes for what will be a thrilling clash between the two sides. 

Tireless midfield general, Celeste Boureille, says our Roar Women have taken feedback on board from last round’s loss in Sydney.

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“Coming away from the game against Sydney FC, we’ve definitely learned from our mistakes and assessed how we can improve,” Boureille said.

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"We are treating the match against the Victory like just another game and moving forward every week so we can improve in the areas that we talk about at training.

“Going into this weekend, we will try and implement these ideas. Anyone can beat anyone on any given day and it’s very competitive this season. Every game is really, really important.”

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The Victory will travel to Brisbane with an experienced and mature squad and Head Coach Andreatta has prepared accordingly with a greater focus on the areas of play that lacked in their clash with Sydney FC.

“I think we are seeing that in the way that they play and the ways we build up, while we still need to be better at converting our chances, we continue to work on it and improve it. This week defending will be an aspect we will want to improve,” Andreatta said.

Boureille, McCormick


“Places in the squad are always based on performance. There were players that performed on Sunday, and there are those that need to train hard this week and earn their spot or keep it. That competition is important, that’s how you push yourself to be better.”

Hungry to claim a first home win of season 2018/19, the Roar Women will be focusing on a strong start. History is on the Roar’s side however with three wins against the Victory in their last five meetings in Queensland.

PARKING ON SUNDAY

Football parking will be available at the Dutch Club & The Old Masters car park on Pine Road, Richlands ONLY.

MATCH DETAILS

Westfield W-League 2018/19 - Round 7: Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Lions Stadium, Brisbane
Sunday, 16 December (3pm KO QLD time)