Roar women hit the road
Queensland Roar's Women's team hit the road this week for the first time in the Westfield W-League as they make the trek to Lismore to face the Newcastle Jets.
Queensland Roar's Women's hit the road this week for the first time in the Westfield W-League as they make the trek to Lismore to face the Newcastle Jets.
After an impressive win in the opening match of the Westfield W-League campaign, the Roar Women stumbled to a 1-0 loss against Canberra United last week.
For midfielder Karla Reuter it was a shattering loss in front of another good home crowd.
“We-re pretty keen to get out and wipe last week-s game from the memory,” Reuter said.
“I know myself and the rest of the girls, we-ve been ready for this week since Monday.
“We-re all really ready to go for it tomorrow.”
Reuter admits getting back into the routine of weekly matches hasn-t been without its difficulties, but the support the Roar Women have generated has bolstered the resolve of the squad.
“Everybody is still adjusting with the balls and having a week-in, week-out league, it-s great,” she said.
“Every team has a good representation of Matildas or other international representatives or up and coming players.
“We-re still unfamiliar with teams as we haven-t played everybody yet, but it is just very exciting.
“It-s exciting for us to get on the road and see what we can do away from home."
The absence of injured Jenna Tristram from the team will leave a sizeable hole in the Roar line-up, Reuter believes it is an opportunity for some of the young players to establish themselves in the starting XI.
“There-s a spot there now up for grabs and we-ve got a few girls there that can step up and take that place.”