An early goal from Katrina Gorry could not seal the deal for the Brisbane Roar as Melbourne City fought back from a goal down to continue their unbeaten streak in the competition.

It was a game that could have gone either way, as both teams searched for a goal to either put the game to bed or level the scores but some brilliant defending by the Roar and goalkeeping by City keep it goalless in the second half.

Brisbane Roar – Key Points and Players

Brisbane Roar had the best possible start to the game any team against Melbourne City could.

They came out with a high pressing style of football that paid off but they were not able to keep that form up throughout the game.

Summer O’Brien was the saviour in the defensive line as she covered her teammates and helped save some great opportunities on goal by Jess Fishlock and Erika Tymrak.

Amy Chapman has had a great start to the season but against City she put on her best performance yet coming closest to a goal in the second half from either team.

But the one thing that hurt the side again was not having the composure in front of goals to be able to finish their chances and it will be something the team will continue to work on in training if they want to make the finals.

The one thing they have mastered is their start to matches as they made an impact right away instead of leaving it to late.

Talking point

It is not often that Melbourne City goes behind early in a game and its never happened this season either, but some great pressing by the Brisbane Roar saw them come away with the first goal.

Melbourne City- Key Points and Players

There is not much you can say about Melbourne City’s performance, it was the same as it has been most of the season; starting slow until something happens but this something came within the opening minutes.

City once again were able to come away with the three points but it was not without a fight as Roar took it right too them.

They fought for every ball and took every chance and showed spectators the reason why their team has become so successful in a short period of time.

Jess Fishlock was once against leading her team on the field, and created danger for the Roar defence, as she was able to weave through them to put shots on target.

Erika Tymrak was just another player who had not had the best start to the seasons but against Roar the American had a blinder, even getting on the score sheet.

It was not all sunshine and rainbows for City as the defence were put under constant but Lydia Williams ensured no more goals went passed her.

Talking point

Can Melbourne City continue their unbeaten streak? I’m not sure. If a team can put away their chances, City is in real danger of being defeated.

What’s next?

It is a Westfield W-League/Hyundai A-League double header for the Brisbane Roar as both teams take on Adelaide United on Sunday 11 December. Meanwhile Melbourne City face Canberra United for the second time in six rounds.

Match Details

Brisbane Roar FC: 1 (Gorry 2’)

Melbourne City FC: 2 (Fishlock 6’, Tymrak 25’)

Sunday 4 December 2016

AJ Kelly Park, Kippa-Ring

Kick-off: 4pm (AEST)

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Brisbane Roar FC: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Nina FRAUSING-PEDERSEN, 3.Amy CHAPMAN, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 6.Angela BEARD, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Maili FORBES (Allira TOBY 46’), 13.Tameka BUTT (Brooke SPENCE 87’), 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 17.Emily GIELNIK, 18.Maddy EVANS (Kaitlyn TORPEY 75’)

Unused substitutes: 20.Georgina WORTH (gk)

Yellow cards: Maili Forbes 33’, Tameka Butt 86’

Melbourne City FC: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Teigen ALLEN, 3.Lauren BARNES, 5.Laura ALLEWAY, 6.Aivi LUIK (Melina AYRES 76’), 7.Steph CATLEY (c), 10.Jessica FISHLOCK, 11.Erika TYMRAK, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 15.Amy JACKSON (Beverly YANEZ 61’), 17.Marianna TABAIN

Unused substitutes: 20. Erin HUDSON (gk), 19. Tyla Jay VLAJNIC

Yellow cards: Lauren Barnes 94’