With only two days until the Westfield W-League grand final, Brisbane Roar are gearing up to claim back the title from rivals Sydney FC this Saturday.
The Roar are hoping to dominate the Sky Blues down at Campbelltown Stadium down like they did on New Year-s Day when they were 1-0 winners on the day.
Brisbane Roar coach Jeff Hopkins said that the girls were getting themselves pumped up in anticipation of the crucial match on the weekend
“We are coming off the back of a really exciting game against Canberra,” Hopkins said.
“Everyone is looking forward to the game and we are all getting quite excited now,” he said.
With a win each under their belts from their fixtures against each other this season, Brisbane Roar are looking to break the deadlock and come home with the result.
According to Hopkins, there were a few things that the team needed to work on before they travel down to Sydney on Friday.
“There were a few things that we changed before we played them on New Years when we beat them down there,” Hopkins said.
“We just need to work on our back four but other than that we are ready to go play a great game and bring home the trophy.”
Even taking the 982-kilometre journey to Sydney into consideration, Roar Captain Clare Polkinghorne is hoping to see patches of orange in the Campbelltown stands.
“Our supporters are always great and would be good to see some people down in Sydney,” Polkinghorne said.
“I know some of the girls- families are coming down for the match so it is going to be a great game.”
After their 4-2 penalty win against Canberra last Saturday, Polkinghorne said the girls are really confident that they can bring the trophy back home.
“All the girls are really eager to get out there and play,” Polkinghorne said.
“We are still training of the momentum that we got on the weekend.”
The result of this game could weigh heavily on the minds of the players looking to be selected for the Australian national team squad for the upcoming FIFA Women-s World Cup.
“With the World Cup selection coming up soon it is a good opportunity for both teams to get strong representation in the Westfield Matildas,” she said.
The grand final clash between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar is set to kick off at Campbelltown Stadium 2pm on Saturday 12 February.