Brisbane Roar face Western United this Sunday in Round 16 of the Liberty A-League at City Vista Recreation Reserve determined for a big three points on the road against the second-placed side. 

Captain Eash Norrie and Hollie Palmer will miss this away fixture due to suspension. 


Roar previously played Western United in a home match at Ballymore Stadium where the visitors secured the three points after the match ended in a 1-0 defeat. 

Kahli Mary Johnson was the one to put the ball over the line for Western United in the 10th minute. 

This match was headlined by goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz’ fine form in goals where the American made several flying saves. 

Western United are solidifying their spot in finals football but Roar are not ones to shy away from a challenge and will be hungry for three points this Sunday. 


Brisbane Roar defender Jenna McCormick has full belief in her team, even when it comes to taking on opposition that are top of the ladder including Western United this Sunday.  

“We know we can kick it with the best, we know we’re good enough. Top six is definitely in our minds and finals football, anything can happen from there. Our goal is absolutely getting those goals and grinding them out and finishing in the top six.”

“Last time we played them it was a close game, it was Alex’s first game in charge, I’m expecting another tough contest. We’ve just got to clean up a little bit with our set pieces, we’ve conceded a few goals so just tidy up in those areas and continue to be calm on the ball, play our mini games and just communicate with each other and hopefully we’ll get a result.”

“No doubt going away to Melbourne, we can absolutely fight out a result, as I said top six is our mentality so that’s how we’re going into this game.”


Games: 3

Brisbane Roar win: 0

Western United win: 3

Draw: 0 

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  • This will be the fourth A-League Women match between Western United FC and Brisbane Roar FC; Western United FC have won two of their three meetings (L1) – the winning team on the day has kept a clean sheet in each of those three games.
  • Brisbane Roar FC will be aiming for back-to-back wins outside Queensland in the A-League Women for the first time since March 2022, following their 3-1 victory against Western Sydney Wanderers FC in their last such fixture (27 January 2024).
  • Western United FC have won their last three A-League Women matches; the last and only time they recorded a longer winning run was their first seven games in the competition (November 2022 to January 2023).
  • Tameka Yallop has been directly involved in six of Brisbane Roar FC’s last eight goals scored in the A-League Women (3 goals, 3 assists); she was not involved in a goal in her only previous appearance against Western United FC in the competition (19 November 2023).
  • Hannah Keane (Western United FC) has been directly involved in five goals in her last three starting appearances in the A-League Women (3 goals, 2 assists); she’s scored one goal across her three matches against Brisbane Roar FC in the competition.

Round 16 Liberty A-League Squad

  1. Keeley RICHARDS, 2. Rebecca KIRKUP, 3. Deborah-Anne DE LA HARPE, 4. Kijah STEPHENSON, 5. Jenna MCCORMICK, 6. Holly MCQUEEN, 8. Mariel HECHER, 9. Mia CORBIN, 11. Sharn FREIER, 12. Tamar LEVIN, 13. Tameka YALLOP, 14. Sarah O’DONOGHUE, 18. Teagan THOMPSON, 20. Bonnie DAVIES, 21. Isabella SHUTTLEWORTH, 22. Ruby CUTHBERT, 23. Ashlee BRODIGAN, 29. Jordan SILKOWITZ (GK), 32. Alicia WOODS


OUTS: 7. Ayesha NORRIE (C), 19. Hollie PALMER 



Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 16: Western United v Brisbane Roar

City Vista Recreation Reserve, Melbourne

Sunday, 11 February (4pm KO)