Brisbane Roar head coach Mel Andreatta said her side’s positivity is key following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Melbourne City at Suncorp Stadium.

Goals from Allira Toby and Katrina Gorry sent the Roar to the summit of the Westfield W-League ladder at the half-way point of the 2017-18 campaign.

Brisbane have now established a two-point gap over their nearest rivals and were desperate to make amends for their surprise 3-0 home loss to Newcastle Jets the previous Sunday.

Andreatta has implemented a different leadership group structure this season made up of Gorry, Amy Chapman, Tameka Butt, Claire Polkinghorne and Ayesha Norrie.

Andreatta said the new leadership group is not only helping to create a more unified and balanced squad but with results on the pitch as well.

“The girls were really disappointed last week, maybe an opportunity slipped them by, they wanted to right that wrong and they did that today,” she said.

“I think it reflects our values and those of the people that are leading the group, all week they just showed calm, positivity, the effort that we all expect and lead by example.”

“They made sure the team got back on the park and got on with it, that’s the great thing about football is it always gives you a second chance.”

The Roar’s fixture list doesn’t get any easier with their next assignment being a trip to Dorrien Gardens to face Perth Glory in a top-of-the-table clash on December 29.

Brisbane have already faced Perth once this season, with the Glory running out 4-1 winners at Suncorp Stadium in round two.

Andreatta said her side were not deterred by that result and were raring to get another shot at last season’s grand finalists.

“Much like today’s game, we’re just positive, the game gives you another chance to right a wrong and play them again straight after last game we said that,” she said.

“We can’t wait to play them next time, we’ll rise to the challenge and we’ll work hard and be well prepared.”

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Andreatta said being top at this point of the season was another box ticked for her side as they head into the Christmas break.

“It’s another little objective that we set ourselves and we’ve achieved and we’ll use this little bit of time now to reset those objectives and look forward to finishing the season strongly.”

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Currently studying a Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication at Southern Cross University, Thibault is a digital content editor at Gold Coast City and works as a football correspondent for APN Newspapers. Olympique Lyon and Socceroos fan, passionate about the growth of football in Australia.