The side in Green, with a touch of grey, made changes to try to sort out their attack, bringing on midfielder Laura Hughes and forward Ash Sykes. 

It did kick start their attack and after a slight hiccup with Rhonda Mulaudzi being booked for simulation, they were on the scoreboard. A corner found the head of Nikki Flannery in the box which deflected into the goal.

Game on. 

Canberra drew confidence from the goal and did have a good period of play in the Roar's half. However, Roar weren't about to let their long-time rivals back into the match, especially at home. 

It was a world-class goal from a World Cup winner in Yuki Nagasato as a collective 'Wow' came from those in the media box. 

Minutes later, Canberra's finals hopes were dashed when a ball from Chioma Ubogagu for Allira Toby was placed past Khamis.

The remainder of the half saw the two sides continue to battle it out but nothing came of it, with Canberra's final passing game lacking and Roar able to hold them out. 

Brisbane heads to the top of the table for now but will drop from pole position with Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC still to play on Sunday.