Westfield W-League Preview: Roar vs Wanderers

Our Wander Women head up to Queensland on Thursday night to take on the Brisbane Roar as they look to pick up a win on the road.

The Wanderers are coming off their first result against Canberra United in a pulsating Round Six 2-2 draw two weeks ago at Spotless Stadium.

Despite their position on the table, there have been plenty of good signs in 2018/19 with Kylie Ledbrook, Erica Halloway and Servet Uzunlar proving to be a dangerous trio in the middle of the park. 

In attack, the Wanderers have had 77 shots on target from their opening six games, as winger Halloway and skipper Uzunlar have delivered 44 crosses between them this season.

In the last 2 games Ledbrook has scored two of the Wanderers three goals, at the other end of the field, shot-stopper Jada Whyman has the second most saves in the league with 21.

Supporting her at the spine of defence is Caitlin Cooper with 34 clearances and American import, Sydney Miramontez with 12 interceptions.

Third placed Brisbane go into the match on the back of an exciting 4-3 win over previously unbeaten Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

English international Chioma Ubogagu and Matilda Katrina Gorry, who have created 27 scoring opportunities between them this season, will bolster Brisbane’s chances on Thursday night. 

Clare Polkinghorne and electrifying forward Hayley Raso will be looking to press home their claims for a spot in the 2019 World Cup.

With seven games to go to round out the regular season, it promises to be an exciting run home.  As Dan Barret’s Wander Women begin to hit form, they’ll have to make every moment count from now until the end of the season, if they are to secure a spot in the top four.