Roar Women looking to continue perfect record Vs WSW


Brisbane Roar Women are looking for an improved performance when they meet Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium on Saturday, 26 November (2pm KO Qld time).

Andreatta says the side over the past week have focused on continual improvement of the team structures and working hard as a group. 

“Sticking to our structures are always important and we need to make sure we take that attitude into this weekend’s game,” Andreatta said.

The Roar suffered their first loss of the Westfield W-League 2016/17 season last weekend narrowly defeated 1-0 to Canberra United after taking four points from their opening two matches.

The Roar are yet to lose an away match to the Wanderers and secured all three points in their only meeting against the side in red and black last season.

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Head coach Melissa Andreatta will be hoping her side continues their impressive run against the Wanderers but is aware there are no easy games in the Westfield W-League.

“We’ll look forward to the challenges that they present us and we will be prepared,” Andreatta said.

“There are no easy games and I think Western Sydney have been working really hard.

“Obviously they have a very organised and well structured style of football.”

Last week’s match against Canberra United showed that composure in the final third, while being clinical in front of goal will be key for the Roar against the Wanderers also.

“[We need to be] a bit more effective in the final third,” Andreatta added.

After the trip to Western Sydney, Brisbane Roar will play their next two games at home, the first against Melbourne City at A.J. Kelly Park, Kippa-Ring before featuring in a Westfield W-League/Hyundai A-League double header against Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, December 11.

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar FC. Saturday, 26 November 2016.

Venue: Marconi Stadium

Kick-Off: 3:00PM (Local) (3:00PM (AEDT))

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (gk), 2.Caitlin COOPER (c), 4.Chloe O’BRIEN, 5.Helen PETINOS, 6.Kendall FLETCHER, 7.Sarah YATIM, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Paige NIELSEN, 11.Georgia PLESSAS, 12.Rachel LOWE, 13.Eliza AMMENDOLIA, 14.Alex ARLITT, 15.Ellie CARPENTER, 16.Alix ROBERTS, 23.Joey BURGESS, 22.Casey DUMONT (gk) **one to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Helen PETINOS (promoted), 7.Sarah YATIM (promoted), 23.Joey BURGESS (promoted), 22.Casey DUMONT (gk) (returns from injury)

Outs: 18.Angelique HRISTODOULOU (not selected), 30.Courtney NEWBON (gk) (injury replacement contract expired)

Unavailable: Nil

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Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Nina FRAUSING-PEDERSEN, 3.Amy CHAPMAN, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Brooke SPENCE, 6.Angela BEARD, 7.Sunny FRANCO, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Maili FORBES, 12.Allira TOBY, 13.Tameka BUTT, 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 17.Emily GIELNIK, 18.Maddy EVANS, 20.Georgina WORTH (gk) **one to be omitted**

Ins: 15.Abbey LLOYD (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9.Cortnee VINE (fractured fibula – 4-6 weeks)

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Assistant Referee 1: Avrol Beecham A

ssistant Referee 2: Ellie  Hayes 

Fourth Official: Greg Taylor