Two early goals from Katrina Gorry and Tameka Butt saw Brisbane Roar take the three points in a 3-2 victory in their clash against Adelaide United on Sunday afternoon.

It was Brisbane Roar’s first home match at Suncorp Stadium this season, and they put on a show for the supporters who turned out early for the double header.

Brisbane Roar - Key Points and Players

It was another great start to the match for the Brisbane Roar as they showed how dangerous they could be early on.

Katrina Gorry showed why she has a chance at winning the Westfield W-League Player of the Year. She dominated the midfield like she was born to do it, and it all started with that wonderful strike in the opening minutes.

But after two early goals, the possession stats told a different story to the game that was on the field.

Allira Toby was injected into the game just after halftime. The 21-year-old puts the pressure on the opposition with her bursting runs and combinations with Gorry and Butt.

As Brisbane Roar’s defence looked impenetrable, miscommunication in the second half saw Adelaide break down in the space of 15 minutes. They were able to get in behind the line to cause as much as havoc as possible, and leave Roar to pick up the pieces.

Their finishing to the game was once again lacklustre and is still a place of concern for the side going into the second half of the season.

Talking Point

After being three goals up Brisbane Roar let Adelaide United back into the game within the space of 15 minutes.

Adelaide United - Key Points and Players

It seemed as though the game would end the same way it did against Melbourne Victory in Round one this season but as much as Adelaide piled pressure on the Roar defence they were not going to let them get a third.

Adelaide were without Brazilian defender Monica who was in her home nation competing, experienced forward Racheal Quigley was back on the injury list alongside youngsters Grace Abbey and Alexandra Chidiac.

So it was going to be a tough match without four of their starting XI but they sure did put up a fight.

Sofia Huerta and Adrianna Jones both had an outstanding game for the Reds today. They were able to get the ball down the field, and were equally as dangerous as one another in the 18-yard box.

As much as Adelaide wanted to have their first win to the season, the opening half to the game let them down as they allowed Emily Gielnik, Gorry and Butt to much room to play with.

There were some positive signs from the side as they fought there way back to within a goal and applied pressure when Brisbane was at their weakest.

Taking Point

Adelaide let the game get to far away from them early on, and it was something they would not be able to recover from.

What’s next?

Brisbane Roar face Canberra United who comes off a victory after ending Melbourne City’s unbeaten streak at Central Coast Stadium and Adelaide United will take on Perth Glory at home.


Brisbane Roar FC: 3 (Gorry 2’, Butt 11’, Toby 49’)

Adelaide United FC: 2 (Jones 59’, Huerta 73’ p)

Sunday 11 November 2016

Suncorp Stadium

Kick-off: 1:30pm (AEST)

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Brisbane Roar FC: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Nina FRAUSING-PEDERSEN (Allira TOBY 46’), 3.Amy CHAPMAN, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 6.Angela BEARD, 8. Kaitlyn TORPEY (Brooke SPENCE 84’), 10.Katrina GORRY (Maili FORBES 94’), 13.Tameka BUTT, 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 17.Emily GIELNIK, 18.Maddy EVANS

Unused substitutes: 20.Georgina WORTH (gk)

Yellow cards: Nina FRAISING-PEDERSEN, Allira TOBY 63’ Clare POLKINGHORNE 74’

Adelaide United FC: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 3.Georgia IANNELLA (Dragana Klajic 73’), 4.Emily HODGSON, 7.Stella RIGON (c) (Ally Ladas 53’), 9.Marijana RAJCIC, 11.Sofia HUERTA, 12.Adriana JONES, 15.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 18.Isabella SCALZI, 24.Danielle COLAPRICO, 25.Katie NAUGHTON

Unused substitutes: 2. Cheyenne HAMMOND, 20.Sarah WILLACY (gk)

Yellow cards: Danielle COLAPRICO 19’, Ally LADAS 75’