ALW Wanderers travel to Brisbane for first interstate trip

The Wanderers Liberty A-League side will face Brisbane Roar in their first interstate trip of the season this Sunday.

The Wanderers last played on 27 December 2021 in a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Sydney FC.

The Wanderers avoided defeat against Sydney FC for the first time in five games and at the same time, the result denied Sydney another ALW win after three straight victories to open their campaign.

The Red & Black easily could have stolen the lead in the 65th minute after Malia Steinmetz produced a delightful pass for Bryleeh Henry but a smothering save from Whyman denied the teen striker in what was the second-half’s standout chance.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 27: Jada Whyman of Sydney FC makes a save during the round four A-League Women’s match between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at Leichhardt Oval, on December 27, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

The Wanderers were set to take on Canberra United on New Year’s Day but with the match postponed due to COVID cases, the Red & Black have had additional time to prepare for Sunday night’s fixture.

The Roar head into the clash after a very impressive 4-2 triumph over league leaders Melbourne Victory, securing their first win of the Liberty A-League season.

Katrina Gorry has inspired a Brisbane Roar fightback to secure a late 4-2 Liberty A-League win over a 10-player Melbourne Victory outfit.

A disastrous first-half own goal from Roar defender Jessie Rasschaert and a goal from Lynn Williams had given the hosts a 2-0 halftime lead at AAMI Park, only for Larissa Crummer’s capitalisation on Melissa Maizels’ 59th-minute error to halve the deficit.

Victory were then reduced to 10 players in the 69th minute after Kyra Cooney-Cross was shown a straight red card.

A long-range Gorry effort in the 86th minute and a 90th-minute goal from Shae Connors reversed the scoreline before Ayesha Norrie sealed the result in injury time.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 02: The Roar celebrate a goal during the round five A-League Women’s match between Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on January 02, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

With their first win of the season secured, the Roar move into seventh on the Liberty A-League table with three points, while Victory slumped to their second defeat in a row.

Meanwhile Red & Black are yet to register their first three points of the season and will be desperate to make a surge from their eighth position on the A-League Women’s ladder.

Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 9 January, 4:05pm
Moreton Daily Stadium