Brisbane Roar FC Women
Melbourne Victory Women
Westfield W-League R10
Suncorp Stadium
2018-01-05T06:20:00+00:00
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US star heads winner for Roar to help Brisbane see off brave Victory 

A stunning goal from Melbourne Victory's Melina Ayres wasn't enough as league-leaders Brisbane Roar came back to win 2-1 on Friday with US star Celeste Boureille scoring a classy winner. 

Victory keeper Casey Dumont starred for the visitors in what was an entertaining, feisty clash at Suncorp as part of a double-header with the Hyundai A-League. 

The win cemented Roar's position at the top of the league. 

STORY OF THE GAME

  • CHANCE: Victory's Alleway hit the bar with a header off a corner after 17 mins
  • GOAL: A thunderbolt from Ayres gives Victory the lead after 21 mins
  • CHANCE: Roar's Butt with a long-range rocket tipped over by Dumont after 36 mins
  • DOUBLE-SAVE: Dumont with a superb double stop to keep Butt out on the cusp of the break
  • HALF-TIME: 0-1 Entertaining fare with both sides going for it but a stunning goal separated the two sides
  • GOAL: Polkinghorne equalises after 56 mins for Roar
  • TOP SAVE: Dumont with another brilliant tip over, this time from Gorry's deft set piece on the hour mark. 
  • BRAVE: Dumont and Alleway with big defence. Both Victory players needed attention after their clearance.
  • GOAL: Boureille heads the winner with 10 mins of regulation time left. 
  • INJURY: Alleway hurt her ankle in the final minutes after a challenge from Butt. 
  • SIX MINS OF INJURY TIME: 
  • FULL-TIME: 2-1

 

Butt and Koca
Butt (Roar) and Koca (Victory) tussle in Brisbane

GOALS

Ayres Victory 36' 0-1

Roar backed off and Ayres went boom! Her powerful drive from distance whistling past Macca Arnold's left-hand dive. What a class goal. 

Polkinghorne Roar 56' 1-1

The Roar skipper outjumped the Victory defence and guided her header home from a corner. 

Boureille Roar 80' 2-1

Pickett with a deft ball in and Boureille guiding a perfect low header past Dumont from the penalty spot. 

 

 

Westfield W-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10