Westfield Matildas at Home: The Westfield W-League kicks off in style

Over the past seven days an action-packed opening two rounds of the Westfield W-League have unfolded, with a handful of active Westfield Matildas featuring for their respective clubs. 

Despite two dominant showings from their star-studded side including Tameka Yallop, Emily Gielnik, Clare Polkinghorne and Katrina Gorry, Brisbane Roar were forced to settle for a pair of 0-0 draws. 

The first of those occurred in the season opener against Melbourne City, where Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Teagan Micah pulled out a collection of spectacular stops to keep the Roar at bay. 

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Round two saw City's new captain Jenna McCormick find the back of the net with a thumping header, however defensively she was rendered powerless as a stoppage-time stunner from Canberra United's Nickoletta Flannery saw the reigning champions' 17-match unbeaten run come to an end. 

Yallop and Gielnik threatened again for the Roar but were cancelled out by a stubborn Melbourne Victory, including the likes of Lisa De Vanna and Westfield Young Matilda Kyra Cooney-Cross, who held on to earn a point to close out the weekend's action. 

Check out some of the key moments from the Westfield W-League matches involving our Westfield Matildas below. 

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Round 1: Brisbane Roar 0-0 Melbourne City 

Brisbane Roar hit the woodwork four times and were denied by the inspired Teagan Micah as City clung onto their 17-match undefeated streak with a 0-0 draw in the Westfield W-League opener.

Tameka Yallop and Emily Gielnik, playing her first Westfield W-League match in almost two years, both rattled the woodwork and Micah produced heroics to keep a relentless Roar scoreless.

An experienced Roar side wasted no time in amounting their first attack as Yallop slammed a volley off the underside of the crossbar from close range inside two minutes.

Next it was Gielnik's turn to go painfully close to breaking the deadlock.

The second half saw Gorry send another dangerous shot whistling narrowly over on 65 minutes and Micah deny the Westfield Matildas playmaker's next effort from 12 yards out. 

The defensive performances of Micah, McCormick and Polkinghorne earned them a spot in the competition's Team of the Week for round one. 

Round 2: Canberra United 2-1 Melbourne City 

Westfield Matildas defender Jenna Mccormick scored her first Melbourne City goal in just her second appearance for the club, but it was not enough as a late show from Canberra United earned the home side all three points at Viking Park. 

Round 2: Melbourne Victory 0-0 Brisbane Roar 

Despite another promising showing from Brisbane Roar it was frustration yet again for their quartet of Westfield Matildas as they played out a 0-0 stalemate with Melbourne Victory on Sunday. 

It was Yallop yet again who created Brisbane's first clear opening of the match, flashing an effort wide on the 15-minute mark. 

Westfield Young Matilda Kyra Cooney-Cross was eager to impress on her return to Victory, but she couldn't quite drive home a promising counter-attack late in the first half. 

Gielnik almost snatched victory for the Roar late on, but Melbourne shot-stopper Gabby Garton was up to the task. 

Round three of the Westfield W-League commences on Thursday night when Brisbane Roar host early frontrunners Canberra United at Dolphin Stadium.