The second moment happened after Jenna McCormick pushed Spencer in the back, resulting in a penalty for City. Elise Kellond-Knight took the penalty and missed, sending the ball outside the left post. 

City dominated, yet lacked the clinical finishes required to see the game out. Roar’s narrative was the inverse – they (or rather, Ubogagu) seized upon one golden chance.

In the 74th minute, Ubogagu ran half the park, turned Yukari Kinga on the 18-yard and popped the ball bottom right corner, bringing the score to 0-1.

This gave fresh confidence to Roar, however City continued to seek the equaliser into injury time.

Whilst Ubogagu undeniably shaped the match, credit must go to Arnold. The keeper’s last ditch off-the-line efforts to be an obstacle between the striker and goal invariably played off, sending the shot ricocheting away from the goal mouth.

Next week, City will play once again at home, hosting Newcastle Jets at C. B. Smith on Sunday, January 20 at 7.30pm while Brisbane will also host, looking to cement their spot in the top four with Sydney FC at Lions Stadium on Saturday, January 19 at 5pm.