Smith: We Keep Building

Brisbane Roar Liberty A-League Head Coach, Alex Smith said there were plenty of positives to take following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at Perry Park.

The sides shared the spoils after trading goals through Mia Corbin and Sophie Harding although Roar will feel aggrieved not to have more of their 16 efforts on goal in Sunday’s game.

Speaking post-match Smith, who has now been at the helm said his sides were making positive progress in the right direction.

“I like to press no matter how hot it is or how cold it is, so the main message was a response from last week and I felt like the girls did that especially in the first half,” Smith said.

“We created enough chances to win two games so on another day three or four of those go in the back of the net but we move on to the next game, we keep building and just trying to improve.

“I felt like today was a fairer representation of the way I want to play with the pressing and it was just much more of a well-rounded performance, we controlled the game but just need to put a bit of end product on it.”

Roar, who currently sit eighth on the Liberty A-League ladder close out 2023 with a pair of games on the road against Sydney FC and Melbourne City as they aim to close the four point gap between themselves and fourth spot.

“We’ve got Sydney away and then Melbourne City away and Christmas in between,” Smith said.

“It’s going to be a lot of  work as we’ve been doing at training and we push on and we try and build.

“We just want to get a couple of results just so the girls can really get some reward for their efforts.”

Friday’s Round 9 clash against the Sky Blues kicks off at 6pm at Leichhardt Oval and will be broadcast live on Paramount+ & 10 Play.

Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 8: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers Perry Park, Bowen Hills Sunday, 17 December

Brisbane Roar – 1 (Mia CORBIN 26′)
Western Sydney Wanderers – 1 (Sophie HARDING 50′)