Report: Roar Women earn point in Melbourne


Brisbane Roar has secured its second point of the Westfield W-League season with a scoreless draw against Melbourne Victory at CB Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The stalemate was the side’s second in as many games to open the new campaign, in a contest in which the Roar had the better of the opportunities.

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With the advantage of a strong breeze in the opening half, play was camped inside the Victory half with Jake Goodship’s side peppering the hosts’ goal to no avail.


Isobel Dalton & Tameka Yallop came closest, firing just over the crossbar a matter of minutes apart.

The second half proved to be a more open affair as the game wore on with both sides having their purple patches but unable to get the better of the respective goalkeepers.

Emily Gielnik looked to be the Roar’s most likely threat on the left wing in the latter stages. The Matildas star created havoc cutting in from the left, coming as close as a saved shot on to the crossbar in the final 10 minutes.

Clare Polkinghorne put in a vintage performance in the heart of defence, thwarting Victory attacks at will whilst marshalling a Roar defence who have kept two straight clean sheets to start the new campaign.


Brisbane now face a short turnaround before their next fixture – a home clash against Canberra United at Dolphin Stadium on Thursday night. Get your tickets HERE.

Westfield W-League 2020/21 Round 2: Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar
CB Smith Reserve, Melbourne
Sunday, 3 January

Melbourne Victory 0

Brisbane Roar 0

Half-time: 0-0

W-League, A-League