Raso on target again as Thorns go top


Three of our Roar Women were on target in another eventful weekend for our stars around the globe.

Hayley Raso scored the opener as Portland continued their charge at the top of the table with a 3-1 win over Washington Spirit on Saturday.

The win extends Portland’s lead at the top of the NWSL standings after Chicago Red Stars suffered a midweek defeat at the hands of Sky Blue FC.

Speaking post-match Raso said she was delighted to score the go-ahead goal as her side secured their ninth win of the 2019 season.

“It feels good. It’s great to play at home, to come out and get a win and to score a goal tops it off.”

“I think it just gets us ahead and gets us a little more confident. Scoring early, also gets the other team down a little bit. So I think for us, it was good to go out there, get that early goal and then just keep building from that.”

Orlando Pride were defeated 2-1 by the Utah Royals as they slipped to the bottom of the NWSL ladder on Saturday.

Chioma Ubogagu started and played 66 minutes for the Pride while Carson Pickett was an unused substitute for her side.

On Wednesday a number of our Roar Women will go head-to-head in NWSL action as Mackenzie Arnold & Yuki Nagasato’s Chicago Red Stars play host to Ubogagu & Pickett’s Pride at SeatGeek Stadium.

Back at home Abbey Lloyd scored a late equaliser as Capalaba played out a 2-2 draw with freshly crowned NPLW Queensland Premiers Lions FC at John Fredericks Park on Sunday.


Natalie Tathem and Allira Toby were both absent as Moreton Bay United were handed a 1-0 defeat by Gold Coast United at Coplick Family Sports Park on Sunday afternoon.

The final match of the regular season sees Lloyd’s Bullldogs head to Heath Park to take on Eastern Suburbs on Friday night while Moreton Bay make the trip to Briggs Road to face Western Pride.

In South Australia Jemma McCormick got her name on the scoresheet as Fulham United rounded out the NPLWSA season with a 2-2 draw against Adelaide Uni on Saturday night.

United finish the 2019 season in sixth position with McCormick bagging seven goals throughout the campaign.