Gunnhildur Jonsdottir's goal was enough for Adelaide to get one over Brisbane in a 1-0 win.
Shots were fired at either end up until the half-time whistle, but Jonsdottir’s opener remained the only goal and Adelaide had the advantage leading into the second half.
There was zero hesitancy from both sides to take on players and work their way into the box. Some beautiful link-up play between Allira Toby and Raso saw the latter intelligently move in behind defenders and stretch out for a chance at goal.
In the 50th minute, Dylan Holmes whipped in a cross at the back post for Jonsdottir, but she was not able to keep her header down.
Raso was clawing for the equaliser as she slid in to try and latch onto a back-pass to Willacy and almost getting there.
Four at the back for the Reds seemed to be working in their favour as the half progressed, making crucial clearances as Brisbane tried to sneak their way in.
Heyman’s goal in the 64th minute was ruled offside in a close call, after some persistent play.
A determined Raso took on and beat two Adelaide defenders to dink a pass to Toby who skied her effort over the bar.
Willacy pulled out a fabulous diving save to knock Toby’s strike over the crossbar and then saved Nagasato’s penalty kick in spectacular fashion on the 86th minute mark to be Adelaide’s saving grace.
It just wasn’t Brisbane’s night in front of goal as Willacy and United’s defence remained headstrong to hold out for the three points.