Match preview: Brisbane Roar v Canberra United

Both sides enter this match-up in different positions but the equation remains the same: win at all costs.

Brisbane Roar missed a golden opportunity to all but seal a finals spot when they fell to Sydney FC 3-1 at Lions Stadium.

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While still sitting in third spot with 17 points, the Roar risk dropping out of the top four altogether if results go against them.

Such is the closeness of this Westfield W-League season, the Roar were sitting in second place a week ago, a win off the top, but a loss against Canberra United at Suncorp Stadium could put their finals hopes in jeopardy.

Canberra meanwhile were left frustrated as their game against Melbourne Victory was abandoned after 18 minutes due to lightning in Queanbeyan, leaving them three points off the top four albeit with a game in hand.

They travel to the Sunshine State knowing that a loss will effectively end their season so expect Heather Garriock to take the game to their orange-clad opponents.

Ins and outs

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Jenna MCCORMICK, 6.Celeste BOUREILLE, 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 9.Chioma UBOGAGU, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 12.Allira TOBY, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 16.Hayley RASO, 17.Yuki NAGASATO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Annie GROVE (gk), 22.Anna MARGRAF  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY (promoted), 9.Chioma UBOGAGU (returns from international duty)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 10.Katrina GORRY (ankle), 14.Summer O’BRIEN (hamstring)

Canberra United squad: 1.Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2.Laura HUGHES, 4.Rachel CORSIE (c), 5.Nikola ORGILL, 6.Refiloe JANE, 7.Aoife COLVILL, 8.Olivia PRICE, 9.Rhoda MULAUDZI, 14.Ashleigh SYKES, 17.Maddy WHITTALL, 18.Taren KING, 19.Nickoletta FLANNERY, 20.Shamiran KHAMIS (gk), 21.Ellie CARPENTER, 23.Maria JOSE ROJAS

 Ins: 6.Refiloe JANE (International Duty, 7.Aoife COLVILL (Promoted), 9.Rhoda MULADZI (International Duty), 23.Maria JOSE ROJAS (International Duty)
Outs:  12.Lauren KEIR (Not selected), 13.Meaghan MCELLIGOTT (Not selected), 15.Rosie GALEA (not selected), 16.Karly ROESTBAKKEN (illness)
Unavailable: 3.Natasha PRIOR (Head – Season)

How to watch

Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 or SBS VICELAND to catch this clash, with kick-off at 5:30pm AEDT. You can also stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.


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