Great start for Brisbane 

Brisbane Roar really put the pressure on Adelaide United – at the 20-minute mark it looked as though it was going to be a complete whitewash, with the Roar already two goals up.

It was a shaky start for the South Australians, with Brisbane scoring the opener within four minutes of the starting whistle. A cut-back from Rylee Baisden found the feet of Indiah-Paige Riley, who tapped the ball into the net - her second goal of the season.

But the Roar weren’t finished there. A beautiful strike from Tameka Yallop skimmed off the edge of the cross bar in the 6th minute, and only moments later Hayley Raso added her name to the scoresheet after yet another assist from Rylee Baisden.  

Raso scored her brace towards the end of the match, side-footing the ball into the goal after beating the keeper. The goal made the score 3-2, winning the match for Brisbane. 

The Roar are starting to hit form and are beginning to fix their defensive issues too. They didn't take their foot off the pedal for the first 20 minutes, but they'll need to be able to continue with this momentum for the whole game if they want to break into the top four. 

They play Melbourne Victory in Round Six, where it’ll be important they pick up the three points if they want to climb further up the ladder. 

*Indi scores within 3 minutes*

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Fowler Howler 

Mary Fowler made it 2-1 just before the first half drink break. The youngster found herself in space on the edge of the box and drilled the ball powerfully into the bottom corner.

The 16-year-old almost scored an equalizer, too. A perfectly weighted back-heel from Laos Dos Santos Araujo slipped through the Brisbane defence with Fowler on the end of it, but her cheeky chip went just over the bar.

The teenager was Adelaide’s best player tonight, and certainly looked one of the most likely to change the game for the Reds.

Adelaide scored their second goal through Mallory Weber, but it wasn't enough to add any points to her side's tally. 

Adelaide have only scored scored three goals so far this season, with two of them coming from Fowler. If Adelaide want to get some points on the board, Mary Fowler is their best shot.

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I wish I could do anything as beautifully as Mary Fowler can strike a ball. she has the best technique I've ever seen for a player her age. #BRIvADL

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Sarah Willacy in form

Willacy is certainly in form right now, and she was tested more than a few times against the Roar tonight.

The Matildas keeper performed a number of brilliant diving saves, and was kept very busy throughout the match.

Willacy made a great diving save mid-way through the second half to deny Katrina Gorry in what would have been one of the goals of the season. A long range shot from Gorry came flying in, but the keeper was able to tip the ball over the bar at the last moment.

After winning the W-League save of the round in Round Three, her name will surely be in the draw to claim the prize once again for her acrobatics against Gorry’s looping shot.