Match Preview – Brisbane Roar v Canberra United

In the words of Grace Maher, ‘a win makes the sore spots a little bit sweeter.’

After a physical battle against the Western Sydney Wanderers, Canberra United is back on the road to take on Brisbane Roar at Perry Park on Friday night.

Buoyed but not carried away by their emphatic first win of the season, Canberra United is ready to keep the momentum going into their final few weeks.

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“We’re coming for the win on Friday and we want to get as many points as we can because we know that we haven’t had the best performances in some games and in others we have played well but the results haven’t come,” Grace said.

“We know that Brisbane is quality, we had a thrilling 3-all draw against them at home this season, and we know that with the likes of Katrina Gorry, she can pull anything out of the bag at any given moment so we’re completely aware and we’re certainly not getting carried away with our latest result.

“We know that every opposition poses different threat and we have to turn up on the day, backing up from two games in the week.”

Brisbane has just come off a big loss, which could be dangerous for Canberra as they look to prove they want go down without a fight.

But Canberra has exactly the same mindset, especially when they’re in the middle of a huge couple of weeks of football, now playing for pride.

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“We love playing lots of games, that’s why we train every day, that’s why we turn up. It’s all for the game day. So as much as it’s tough on our bodies, and this week we have double travel, it’s still really enjoyable and we’re super glad that we got a result away from home and we want to take that momentum into Brisbane on Friday.

“We have great staff around us who will make sure we’re ready to go on Friday, and then Tuesday and then Friday again. We’re looking forward to it and I think the win makes the sore spots a little bit sweeter.”

Canberra United is back at home next week, taking on Melbourne Victory on Tuesday the 22nd of February. Tickets are available here.