Brisbane can just about taste it the W-League premiership after defying a second half deficit to storm past Adelaide United in a memorable match of football that ended 4-2 at Marden Sports Complex.

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Down 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining after United’s Makenzy Doniak and Emily Condon replied to Hayley Raso’s earlier strike, the visitors piled on three goals to take down the Reds.

Hayley Raso was still catching her breath post match though she was stoked with the resilience and determination showed in their three goal turn-around.

“It’s really exciting,” said Raso.

“For us to come out there and be down goals and to come back shows we’re fighting, that it doesn’t matter that we’ve secured a finals spot, that we’re still pushing.”

The heat became a major factor in the match at Marden with the Matildas star as well as others complaining about difficulty breathing.

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Nonetheless, with the three points travelling back home to Suncorp Stadium alongside the Roar, both the Premiership – which they are now a solitary point from lifting – and the capital side’s finals aspirations hinge on next Sunday’s televised showdown.

“We’re going to go out fighting like we did today, but its going to be a really tough game.

“They need points if they’re going to make the top four so it’s going to be a fight from them and the same is going to come from us.”

Sunday night’s match was a rollercoaster ride that certainly gave fans their money’s worth.

It was a positive start for the Reds as they pressed into Brisbane’s half confidently.

Their efforts however were sucker-punched by an incredible Raso effort as the clocked ticked past 20 minutes.

The Roar star dribbled nearly the length of the field, combining with Allira Toby for the neat one-two before placing the ball calmly to the bottom right.

United held their heads high though, finding the equaliser in their next attacking play.

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Sumptuous trickery from Condon allowed her to work past two defenders before sending her cross to an unmarked Doniak to rifle home from the penalty spot.

The second half was a continuation of the first with gorgeous build-up play seeing Adelaide take the lead through Condon.

Mautz’s cross picked out the 19-year-old for the volley, but her effort ricocheted off the bar. Chidiac was at hand though to somehow win the aerial contest against Arnold, heading towards the centre of goal where Condon was at hand to bury the goal.

Toby returned fire in the 74th minute after equalising with a tap-in from another magical Raso delivery.

From there it was all Brisbane.

An unfortunate Jenna McCormick own goal from a corner made it 2-3 in the 82nd minute before Emily Gielnik called game with a dazzling lob over Willacy in stoppage time.

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