Brisbane Roar Women will head into the final three rounds of Westfield W-League season 10 refreshed and raring to hit this year’s finals series full steam ahead.
The Roar Women currently sit top of the Westfield W-League ladder with three matches to play and in prime position to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign.
The squad had their second bye of the season this weekend but haven’t taken the foot off the gas, training in scorching Brisbane heat in front of members of the Roar Corps at the Brisbane Girls Grammar fields on Saturday morning.
Mel Andreatta’s side don’t take the field again until next Sunday afternoon away to defending champions Melbourne City and the Head Coach is hoping her squad continue to build on the solid foundations set already this season.
“It was pleasing start to the season and we’ve consolidated that with good performances during the middle part of the campaign. We look forward to a tough game next week,” Andreatta said.
Consistency across the park has been the cornerstone of the Roar’s season so far, with trust in the side’s processes from both seasoned Westfield W-League players and fresh recruits making Brisbane one of the league’s most feared opponents.
Brisbane could all but confirm their place in the top four with a second win of the season against City next week.
The Roar hold the mental edge of the Victorian side with one of the best performances of the season seeing them over the line when the sides met at Suncorp Stadium back in Round 8.
Brisbane then finish the season with an away clash against ninth-placed Adelaide United before a final-round showdown with Canberra United at Suncorp Stadium.
“Our goals are pretty clear as a group. We have identified that we need to keep trusting in our processes and the work that we do on the training pitch that leads to good results,” Andreatta said.
“As outcomes, we are like any other team in the league – we want to win the premiership and then take out the championship too.”