Matilda’s goalkeeper Teagan Micah made her W-League debut for Melbourne City with a goal against a dominant Brisbane Roar at the season opener Micah made several crucial saves in Tuesday’s clash at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe when City got away with a 0-0 draw to extend the club’s unbeaten run to 17 games

The roar will leave the floor wondering why they didn’t get all three points. Against a very different City team that had no players from last season’s grand final, the Roar had 25 to six Shots but couldn’t find a way past Micah

Matilda Tameka Yallop has been turned down by Micah multiple times while Leticia McKenna was guilty of missing the Roar’s best chance when she was one on one with Micah towards the end of the first half but her shot straight at the City Custodian met

Yallop will also wonder if their early-stage efforts bounced off the crossbar over the goal line, as the reps suggest

The point was a welcome point for City coach Rado Vidosic as his team begins life without the late Matildas Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon and Ellie Carpenter

“I need a six pack after this game. They were good, I thought our efforts and resilience were fantastic, but they were of good quality in midfield and they controlled the game,” said Vidosic. “Teagan Micah, she was amazing when she was like that goes on, she’ll be Matilda number one very, very soon. So all credit to her and our backline ”

“Given the amount of clear chances and the number of good chances we have created, it is disappointing to draw against Melbourne City and to say that this is probably unknown,” said Goodship. “I was very happy with of performance, but disappointed with the end result ”

City’s next game will be on 3 January against Canberra United, while the Roar on Jan. Face off against Canberra in Brisbane on January

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/29/melbourne-city-hold-brisbane-roar-to-draw-in-w-league-opener