However, they had a slow start to the 2018/19 season compounded by late arrivals of internationals of Yuki Nagasato and injuries to Hayley Raso but now sit in the top four with a handful of games left to play.

So after the highs of the 2017/18 season do they feel pressure to lift the Premiership once again?

Coach Mel Andreatta doesn't think there is. 

"Maybe for some people, it could be seen as pressure, I've never felt that way," Andreatta said. 

"I love the competition and testing yourself against the best.

"I always believe in this team and I never feel that we can't win a game or get back into a game.

"I think that's unique to this group but it's because of the work they do and the belief they have in the way we want to play, I see it as an opportunity and there is no pressure in that."

It's been a highly competitive W-League season with first to four separated by just five points and eight teams still in the race for a top four spot. 

Not to forget that Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United, who finished in seventh and ninth respectively last season, now sit in first and third. 

Roar make the trip down to Melbourne this Friday to face Melbourne City.

It's an important match when the table is this tight but Andreatta doesn't expect anything different from the three-time Champions whose season is on the line. 

"Nothing else but the Melbourne City brand of football," she said.

"They'll want to control the game as they did against Victory and I think they'll have that extra fire in the belly but they know us too and we never take a backwards step and we will be right on the front foot with them."