Preview: Goodship praises Roar’s determination ahead of Glory clash


Head Coach Jake Goodship has heaped praise on his players as his side enters the final third of the Westfield W-League 2020/21 campaign this Sunday afternoon.

NOTE: Kick-off time has been updated to 5:05pm.

The Roar head into Sunday’s Westfield W-League clash against Perth Glory at Lions Stadium undefeated and eyeing a fifth straight victory following a near-perfect weekend away in Sydney.

Goodship’s side returned from Sydney with a maximum six points, and following a slow start to the season in terms of results, the Head Coach can’t praise his players determination enough.

“It’s ultimately down to the players buying in to what we do and not changing what we do. It’s coming along nicely, there’s definitely room for improvement still and we can put away more chances, but we’re happy to be creating those chances in the first place,” Goodship said.

“It’s exciting to be playing back at Lions [Stadium]. We’ve been training here all year so the chance to play here against Perth, is a great opportunity.”

Sunday’s opponents, Perth Glory, have been one of the sides hardest hit by border and travel restrictions having played just their fourth fixture of the season on Thursday night. In contrast, Sunday’s clash will be the Roar’s ninth.

They’re yet to record their maiden win of the campaign after falling to the Wanderers just days ago, but Goodship is expecting a tough test.

“They’ll be organised and patient in how they want to play. They played on Thursday night against the Wanderers which we have watched in detail, but it is difficult to plan as much we would like to.”

A win would see the Roar firm their spot inside the Westfield W-League top two ahead of the first of a pair of byes late in the season.