Norrie ‘super proud’ as Roar surge towards Liberty A-League finish line

Three consecutive victories and excellent performances to match have made Brisbane Roar captain Ayesha Norrie extremely proud of her team-mates leading into Thursday’s final Liberty A-League fixture.

The Roar head to James Drysdale Reserve this afternoon on a high after putting nine goals past Newcastle Jets in the space of four days.

Brisbane produced the back-to-back wins to build on last month’s memorable away win over Melbourne City and put themselves within reach of Garrath McPherson’s target of 12 points from the final four games.

“Obviously it’s tough backing up between games but we’ve all rallied together and got the job done,” Norrie said.

“It’s been a tough season for us. We are coming together now more so than ever. Unfortunately it just happens to be at the back end of the season.

“But to get the wins and play like we have, I’m super proud of the girls.”

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Image: Kyoko Kurihara

A season-ending win over Canberra United would lift the team to 19 points for the campaign and leave them five outside the top four.

Having known for a few weeks that Finals Series qualification was beyond reach, it would have been easy for the Roar to lose focus.

Instead, they have made an impressive dash to the finish line.

“We had that chat,” Norrie said. “It’s been about playing for pride and playing for next season. It’s about playing for Brisbane.

“We’ve eight had debuts which is amazing. Credit to Brisbane for that and the facilities here and the programs here. It shows the depth of talent and we’re looking forward to next season.”

Anyone attending Thursday’s match is encouraged to bring a gold coin for donation towards GIVIT, which is coordinating flood relief efforts in Queensland and New South Wales.

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Liberty A-League
Brisbane Roar v Canberra United
Thursday, 10 March 2022
James Drysdale Reserve
KO: 4:15pm (QLD)