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Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC: W-League semi-final live scores, blog

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10th February, 2019
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The Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC meet in the second semi-final of the W-League at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:15pm (AEDT).

After twelve rounds of W-League action the final four has been decided. Melbourne Victory, as premiers, will have already grappled with the fourth placed Perth Glory by the time this game begins.

If the Victory have indeed managed a win, they will host the winners of this match in the grand final next weekend.

If the Glory have managed an upset, both Brisbane and Sydney have the chance to play the final match of the season on home soil with a win today.

Both sides managed to compile six wins from their home and away matches this season yet the extra draw that the Roar were able to achieve sat them one point clear of the Sky Blues in the end, and so Dolphin Stadium hosts this match.

It is a big advantage for the northerners with so little between the two teams and today’s match will come down to the simple equation of grasping opportunities when they present themselves.

There is quality right across the park and it will come down to those individual efforts made by players in crucial moments.

The Sky Blues will rely heavily on Alanna Kennedy to keep order in defence and look to the explosiveness of Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord up front to threaten the home side.

Brisbane will be as dangerous as ever with Chioma Ubogagu and Yuki Nagasato ferreting around up top and I will enjoy the privilege of seeing one of my favourite W-League players when Carson Pickett takes up her role at left back.

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Prediction
In what promises to be a close and gripping encounter, Sydney FC look to have an edge with the depth of squad they are able to bring into this final’s series.

It will not be an easy win for the Sydney-siders but I can see them advancing to next weeks decider with a win against the Roar today.

Brisbane Roar 2 Sydney FC 3

Catch all the action on The Roar live coverage from 7:15pm (AEDT).

Where: Dolphin Stadium, Redcliffe
When: Sunday 10th February 2019, 7:15pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Brisbane Roar $2.88 Draw $3.50 Sydney FC $2.10

Brisbane Roar
1.Mackenzie Arnold (Gk), 2.Carson Pickett, 4.Clare Polkinghorne (C), 5.Jenna Mccormick, 6.Celeste Boureille, 7.Indiah-Paige Riley, 8.Kaitlyn Torpey, 9.Chioma Ubogagu, 11.Natalie Tathem, 12.Allira Toby, 14.Summer O’brien, 15.Abbey Lloyd, 16.Hayley Raso, 17.Yuki Nagasato, 18.Leah Davidson, 19.Hollie Palmer, 20.Annie Grove (Gk), 21.Danielle Ward

Sydney FC
1.Aubrey Bledsoe (Gk), 2.Teresa Polias (C), 3.Shay Evans, 4.Elizabeth Ralston, 5.Ally Green, 6.Chloe Logarzo, 7.Rachael Soutar, 8.Amy Harrison, 9.Caitlin Foord, 10.Savannah Mccaskill, 11.Lisa De Vanna, 14.Alanna Kennedy, 17.Angelique Hristodoulou, 20.Princess Ibini, 21.Julia Vignes, 22.Sofia Huerta, 23.Danielle Colaprico, 30.Trudy Burke (Gk)

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