Westfield Matildas at Home: Gorry brilliance not enough as Canberra snatch a draw in Brisbane

Katrina Gorry scored Brisbane Roar's first goal of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League campaign in spectacular fashion but was left ruing what could have been as her side was forced to settle for a third draw in as many games.

After back-to-back 0-0 stalemates in Rounds 1 and 2, Gorry fired Brisbane into the lead against Canberra United at Dolphin Stadium on Thursday night.

The Roar dominated their visitors for the majority of the contest, mounting a stern assault on Canberra's goal as they created a 22 to 13 advantage in total shots throughout the 90 minutes.


GOAL: Gorry precision leads to stunning Roar goal

Westfield Matildas forward Emily Geilnik so nearly celebrated her 100th Westfield W-League appearance in style, as her second-half chance to thump home a slick team move crashed off the crossbar. 

Ten of Brisbane's shots were on target but only one of those shots found its way into the back of the net, and after a flurry of opportunities went to waste Brisbane paid the price when Grace Maher scored a goal of the highest order from within the centre circle to somehow salvage the Green Machine a draw. 

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Speaking post-match, Gorry said the individual joy of scoring her own outstanding goal was outweighed considerably by the frustration brought on by her side's wastefulness in the final third.

"It’s always nice to score, but disappointing result in the end," Gorry told FOX Sports.

"It’s just the final pass for us, we create so many chances and our back for are so solid, so we need to be better in the front third and start finishing our chances.

"It’s tough not getting a few goals and coming away with three points, but we know it will come, we’re performing well and creating chances, so hopefully it will come." 

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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Brisbane Roar 1-1 Canberra United