Match Preview: Women ready for Roar showdown

Sydney FC Women are set to take on Brisbane Roar at Ballymore Stadium this Saturday in what promises to be a thrilling clash between two of the Liberty A-League’s top contenders.

In their opening fixture, Sydney FC delivered an electrifying performance at Allianz Stadium, triumphing with a 2-0 victory against rivals, Western Sydney Wanderers. This match not only showcased the side’s dominance on the field but also set a new record for the highest attendance in the Liberty A-League, with an astonishing 11,471 fans in the stands.

However, the win was bittersweet as Captain Nat Tobin sustained an unfortunate injury, being stretchered off early in the second half. Subsequent scans confirmed that the skipper would be sidelined for the entire season due to an ACL tear.

Coach Ante Juric’s squad is on a mission to capture both the Premiership and Championship titles once again this season. With their impressive talent, the Sky Blues are eager to maintain their position at the top of the league. The team also boasts several new faces, including the addition of Shea Connors, who was Brisbane Roar’s Golden Boot winner in the previous season. Connors’ transfer has added firepower to Sydney FC’s already formidable lineup, and her performance will be closely watched by fans and pundits alike.

Shea Connors celebrates scoring for Brisbane Roar.

On the other side of the pitch, Brisbane Roar is entering the match with momentum on their side. In their most recent match, they secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Melbourne Victory, showing their determination and ability to compete at a high level.

After witnessing a significant increase in Women’s Memberships and the city’s enthusiastic support for women’s football during the World Cup, Brisbane Roar excitedly anticipates their inaugural Women’s home game of the season at Ballymore Stadium.

The last time these two sides met, Sydney FC emerged as the victors with a convincing 4-1 win. Brisbane Roar will be looking for redemption and a chance to even the score, making this match a must-watch for football enthusiasts.

As the weekend approaches, anticipation is building for what promises to be an action-packed showdown between two of the Liberty A-League’s powerhouses. With Sydney FC aiming to maintain their dominance and Brisbane Roar seeking to rock the boat, this match is sure to deliver excitement, drama, and top-quality football.

Match Details

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Liberty A-League Round Two
Saturday 21st November 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 4pm
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play