Brisbane Roar has been edged out in its return to Lions Stadium for the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season on Thursday night.
A maiden Westfield W-League goal for Rylee Baisden wasn’t enough as two first-half goals for the Wanderers, and a third late on saw the visitors take the points.
The Roar dominated possession in the opening stages but found themselves behind after conceding twice against the run of play.
Baisden cut the deficit in half early in the second half with her first Westfield W-League goal before Kristen Hamilton refirmed the visitors’ two-goal lead, capping off her hat-trick late on.
Head Coach Jake Goodship says the performance wasn’t to the standard expected by his side, who will look to bounce back in their first away trip to Canberra next Thursday night.
“It’s simply not good enough. We’ve got a big session on Sunday, a big week on the training pitch next week and we must pick up points away on Thursday,” Goodship said.
Western Sydney Wanderers – Hamilton 11’ – 0-1
Williams runs down the left and cuts it back to Hamilton on the spot who opens the scoring.
Western Sydney Wanderers – Hamilton 45’ – 0-2
The ball falls to Hamilton in the box from a long throw-in and she finds the net just before the half.
Brisbane Roar – Baisden 55’ – 1-2
Pickett capitalises on a defensive error and picks out an open Baisden who gets her first Westfield W-League goal.
Western Sydney Wanderers – Hamilton 64’ – 1-3
Hamilton spins past Boureille and fires past Arnold from just inside the box.
Westfield W-League 2019/20 Round 3: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Lions Stadium, Richlands
Thursday, 28 November
Brisbane Roar 1 (Baisden 55′)
Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Hamilton 11’, 45’ & 64’)