Brisbane Roar defender, Teagan Thompson said her side are looking forward to testing themselves against the league leaders when they take on Melbourne City in Liberty A-League action at AAMI Park on Thursday.
Roar come into Thursday’s clash off of a pair of promising displays in back-to-back draws against the Wanderers and Sydney FC but will face arguably their sternest test yet when they go up against the league leaders at AAMI Park.
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Roar start the weekend in eighth position on the Liberty A-League ladder and aim to become just the second team in competition history to notch 100 league wins with a victory on Thursday.
City top the table with 20 points to their name after nine rounds of action – a challenge Thompson said her teammates were relishing as they look hand the league leaders a second defeat of the 2023/24 campaign.
“We’re really looking forward to that one, it’s going to be a great contest, they’re top of the table and they’ve been performing pretty consistently,” Thompson said.
“We’ve been working really hard particularly on executing our chances throughout the game and we look forward to seeing it play out.
“The last two performances I think have reflected our new style of play and it’s quite effective, I think that we were a bit unfortunate only to come away with a draw from each game.
“We had to two disallowed goals that I think were a bit unlucky, but we played really well, we had most of the possession which was obviously a great reflection for us.
“It’s definitely a work in progress but I think that we’re only going forward from here, we’re really looking forward to Thursday’s match and I think we’ll see more progression throughout the game.”
The defender added the tight-knit nature of the group would prove crucial as they aim to surge up the Liberty A-League ladder at the midway point of the 2023/24 season.
“Us girls really stick together, through the good and the bad and I think collectively we’ve got each others backs, we’ve got high expectations and I think that we’re just building on from each game and we’re playing for nothing less than three points,” Thompson said.
Thursday’s match at AAMI Park kicks off at 4pm and will followed by an ALM clash between the two sides which kicks off at 6:45pm. Both matches will be broadcast live on Paramount+.
Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 10: Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Thursday, 28 December (4pm KO)