Melbourne Victory’s A-League Women are looking towards Sunday’s clash with Brisbane Roar as a chance to lock in their Finals position, as the side prepares for its final home game of the regular season.
CHANCE TO LOCK IN FINALS
Melbourne Victory sit fourth on the A-League Women’s table heading into two final games for the home and away season, two points away from third spot.
A win on Sunday would take the Victory to 30 points and all but cement a Finals spot, creating an 8 point gap to fifth placed Perth Glory and Canberra United.
Victory remain hopeful of finishing the regular season in third place, which would guarantee a Preliminary Final in Melbourne.
Victory head into their final home game of the season unbeaten in their last five league fixtures, hosting a Brisbane team who winless in their past five.
Melbourne have been a force at home this season, claiming Victory in five of their eight home games.
Brisbane will have to be at their best to stop the Victory, who will be spurred on by home support.
A TEAM FULL OF CONTRIBUTORS
One of the most positive stories to flow from the current campaign has been the Victory squad’s contribution across the stats board.
Goals have come from every point of the pitch, starting with Captain and central defender Kayla Morrison having scored 4 goals, midfielders Tiff Eliadis and Paige Zois having two goals each to their name, while Melina Ayres leads the way with seven.
Eliadis rescued a point for the Victory last time out away to Canberra in Round 18, arising late in the 88th minute. The midfielder made the run, after close to 90 minutes in the heat, and was rewarded as Maja Markovski delivered a pin point cross.