Roar too strong for Lady Reds

Brisbane Roar returned to their best form with a convincing 3-0 Westfield W-League win over Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts led 2-0 at half time thanks to well-worked goals from Tameka Butt and Emily Gielnik.

Traffic continued in the same direction after the break, with Butt grabbing her second of the night and the Roar’s third.

Brisbane dominated the early proceedings, creating a host of chances with some slick passing through the middle.

A fluid Roar build up resulted in the opening goal, with Brook Spence feeding Raso, who weighted her pass perfectly for Butt to knock into the back of the net.

Raso was at it again a few minutes later, cutting through the Adelaide defence to set up Gielnik, who slid a neat finish into the bottom corner.

There was some improvement from Adelaide after the break, but the Roar were still the side making most of the play.

Kristy Moore just missed the best chance of the match for the visitors when she could not get a foot on a cross to turn it into the net.

Butt broke past an advanced Adelaide defence in the 74th minute to streak away on goal and finish coolly past the keeper for 3-0.

The Lady Reds now face Sydney FC this coming Friday 14 November at Adelaide Shores Football Centre, kick-off 7:30pm.

Match Details
Brisbane Roar 3 (Tameka Butt 25’, 74’, Emily Gielnik 30’)
Adelaide United 0
Saturday 8 November 2014
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 3.30pm
Referee: Kelly Jones

Brisbane Roar: Nadine Angerer (gk), Clare Polkinghorne, Brooke Spence, Hayley Raso, Kim Carroll, Elise Kellond-Knight, Katrina Gorry, Vedrana Popovic (Ayesha Norrie 46’), Tameka Butt, Natasha Wheeler (Pam Bignold 75’), Emily Gielnik (Isabel Dalton 83’)

Substitutes – Kate Stewart (gk)
Cautions – Ayesha Norrie 65’

Adelaide United: Melissa Barbieri (gk), Danielle Brogan, Jessie Wharepouri (Lauren Steer 46’), Katrine Pedersen, Lisa-Marie Woods, Daila-Tais Borg, Rachel Alonso (Gabrielle Bentley 70’), Jenna McCormick, Katie Holtham, Tiarn Powell (Elysha Magor 77’), Kristy Moore

Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk)
Cautions – none