Roar Women & Victory share spoils in Epping


Brisbane Roar has played a scoreless draw in Saturday’s rescheduled Westfield W-League fixture against Melbourne Victory at Epping Stadium.

The Roar dominated large portions of the match & arguably deserved to return to Brisbane with more than a point from their second meeting with the Victory in the 2019/20 season.

American Rylee Baisden had the Roar’s best chance, forcing Casey Dumont into action with a wickedly-hit volley during the second half. Mackenzie Arnold was rarely tested at the other end of the pitch with the Roar’s defence, led by captain Clare Polkinghorne, keeping a Victory attack that included Natasha Dowie relatively quiet.

Brisbane piled on the pressure in the game’s closing stages with play almost exclusively in the Victory’s half, but were unable to make their dominance pay late in the contest.

The result sees the Roar, at least temporarily, draw level alongside fourth-placed Canberra United ahead of back-to-back home games either side of New Year’s Day.



Westfield W-League 2019/20 Round 6: Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Epping Stadium, Epping
Saturday, 21 December 

Melbourne Victory 0

Brisbane Roar 0

Half-time: 0-0

Melbourne City