Gielnik’s brace sees Wanderers defeated

Brisbane Roar have come from behind to beat Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 on Thursday night to move into second spot on the Westfield W-League ladder.

All the goals came in a thrilling first-half, that saw the Wanderers take an early lead thanks to a fantastic goal from Leena Khamis.

But it was Emily Gielnik who stole the show, scoring a quickfire brace to hand Roar a third straight win to lift them above Canberra United on the table.

It was Gielnik’s sixth career double on the Westfield W-League, while she has joined Michelle Heyman at the top of the Golden Boot standings with six goals for the campaign.

The Wanderers, who needed a win to keep their finals hopes alive, threw everything at the Roar after the break but were denied on two occasions by the woodwork.

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Dean Heffernan’s side remain in eighth place on four points, six adrift of the top four.

Roar’s win sets up a blockbuster top-of-the-table clash with fellow unbeaten side and league-leaders Sydney FC on Sunday.