Roar Women full of confidence ahead of Sky Blues challenge


Our Roar Women are full of confidence as they prepare for yet another test against a top-four outfit.

On Sunday, the Roar overcame third-placed Western Sydney with four goals in twenty minutes paving the way for a strong win.

The win saw the Roar Women jump into the top four with Head Coach Jake Goodship proud of his side’s attitude & belief after the interval.

“It clicked in terms of players backing themselves and feeling confident,” Goodship said.

“Half-time was actually very relaxed and casual – probably a bit too casual which you could probably tell in the first four, five minutes when we came back out.

“Players believed in what we say, what they can do. We took our first chance in a key moment with Allira [Toby] following up on the rebound and things changed.

Goodship was also pleased with the input from players returning to the starting XI, and being used from the bench.

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Allira Toby marked her return to the starting XI with a second half brace, while teenager Leah Davidson stamped her mark on the game, scoring her maiden Westfield W-League goal within six minutes of entering the contest.

“We’ve actually got some very, very good young players that we aren’t scared to use, and they know their job when they come on and it’s to make an impact. They’ve been fantastic for us,” Goodship continued.

In Round 10, the Roar return to Sydney for another important clash against Sydney FC in their first meeting of the season.

Goodship is expecting his side to build on last week’s performance with the finals race heating up.

“It’s still in our hands where we want to finish, still in our hands to finish in the top four which is a luxury to have,” he continued.

“The message will be the same again. The result, it makes things easier to finish in the top four or it makes things harder so we’ll see tomorrow.

“Just keep doing what we do well, focusing on what we can do to hurt teams and finding the spaces that we can do well to exploit to hurt Sydney’s weaknesses.”


Westfield W-League 2019/20 – Round 10: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Thursday, 16 January (6:30pm KO QLD time)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Ellie BRUSH, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Remy SIEMSEN, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 13. Veronica LATSKO, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15. MacKenzie HAWKESBY, 17.Angelique HRISTODOULOU, 19.Amy SAYER, 20.Princess IBINI, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Ally GREEN (promoted), 15. MacKenzie HAWKESBY (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 18.Taylor RAY (knee)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 3.Celeste BOUREILLE, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 6.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9.Rylee BAISDEN, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 12.Allira TOBY, 13.Tameka YALLOP, 16.Hayley RASO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Georgina WORTH (gk), 21.Winonah HEATLEY, 22.Anna MARGRAF, 23.Isobel DALTON
**two to be omitted**


Ins: 13.Tameka YALLOP (promoted), 21.Winonah HEATLEY (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: Nil

Referee: Kelly Jones  
Assistant Referee 1: Anastasia Filacouridis
Assistant Referee 2: Maggie Price
Fourth Official: Isabella Libri

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