Brisbane end Wanderers undefeated run

A Tameka Yallop masterclass has fired Brisbane Roar to a 3-1 away win over the in-form Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium.

Despite the Wanderers dominating the opening 10 minutes it was Brisbane who took the lead after Matildas star Yallop curled a sumptuous pass beyond the Western Sydney defence and into the path of Kijah Stephenson, who cooly rounded ’keeper Kaylie Collins before slotting the ball home.

In the 29th minute, Sophie Harding dribbled the length of the Roar half before rounding goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz but just as she was ready to apply the finish into an unguarded net, teammate Maliah Morris took the shot on herself and somehow hit the bar with the goal gaping, much to the annoyance of Harding.

However the duo then combined to much better effect in the 39th minute, exchanging passes on the edge of the box before Harding fed the on-rushing Holly Caspers who fired the ball home to score her third goal in three games.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 27: Tameka Yallop of the Roar is challenged by Holly Caspers of the Wanderers during the A-League Women round 14 match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar at Marconi Stadium, on January 27, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brisbane retook the lead shortly after half time as Tameka Yallop dispatched the ball past Kaylie Collins from close range after the keeper could only parry Sharn Frier’s powerful effort before the away side then sealed the win just four minutes later, this time Mia Corbin providing the close-range finish after the home side failed to deal with a corner.

The result sees Brisbane move up into ninth of the ladder after securing just their fourth win of the campaign while defeat for Western Sydney means Robbie Hooker’s side miss out on the chance to go second on the ladder as their four-game winning run came to an end.