United left to rue missed chances in draw

Canberra United coach Heather Garriock rued missed chances as United drew 1-1 at home to Brisbane Roar at Mckellar Park on Thursday night.

United dominated much of the match against the visitors, yet were unable to find a winner as they pushed for a decisive moment in the final minutes.

Striker Rhoda Muladudzi opened the scoring in just the second minute of the match, yet United were unable to find a second goal, causing frustration for Garriock.

“We dominated, especially in the first half,” she said.

“We got an early goal which is always important, and we created so many opportunities.”

“I’m more disappointed we only got one point and not three.”

While still happy with a point in what is one of the tightest Westfield W-League seasons in recent memory, Garriock emphasised the importance of picking up all three.

 “We need to finish games, and that’s what it comes down to.”

“This league is so competitive; one point is not quite good enough at this time and we really needed to grab all three today.”

Nicki Flannery started up front partnering Rhoda Mulaudzi and caused problems for the Roar all night, much to the delight of Garriock.

“I thought she was outstanding today,” Garriock said.

“Nicki did a really good job, both upfront and then dropping into the No. 10 role when Ash came on, so there’s a lot of positives to take from her performance.

Next up for United is a trip out West, facing Perth Glory in a big Thursday night clash next week at Dorrien Gardens.