Brisbane Roar midfielder Katrina Gorry says the culture instilled at the club by head coach Mel Andreatta has been key to their success this season ahead of Sunday’s title-decider against Canberra United.

The Roar have the opportunity to win a record equalling third W-League premiership when they host Canberra United who are incidentally the current record holders at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Brisbane sit three points ahead of nearest rivals Sydney FC who are playing the Wanderers in a match that kicks off half an hour prior to the Roar’s game meaning a draw will be enough for the Queenslanders to claim the title.

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Gorry said her side were purely focused upon what they could control themselves ahead of Sunday’s match.

“The focus is completely on our game, we can’t really change what Sydney’s doing and I think you can only control what you can control so, we’ll just do what we can on the field and that’s scoring goals and hopefully winning.”

“We’re just going out to play like it’s a regular season game, obviously there is a little bit more to it but you can’t really focus on that, you’ve got to focus on the process and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

A win on Sunday would be the culmination of significant turn-around for the club after a disappointing seventh -place finish last season.

Gorry said the culture instilled by Andreatta who got a full-pre season in charge of the club for the first time this season had been key to her sides turn around.

“Last season was a bit disappointing, I think that we still played a good brand of football and just didn’t get the results we wanted so I think we needed to build on that.”

“Mel had a good pre-season with the girls and when I got back from Japan I could see the professionalism that she instilled into the players, the culture that they had started to  build.”

“It’s something that Mel’s really pushed, I think having a good culture is vital, having a good winning mentality across the board, having one goal and that’s to win, you need all your players to do that.”

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Roar’s winning mentality was evidenced last weekend in their come-from-behind win against Adelaide United at Marden Sports Complex last weekend.

Gorry said the tight-knit nature of the group was invaluable as they deal with big match pressure.

“It just shows how strong we are as a team, when we do go a goal or two down we always, know that we’re going to fight back.”

“I think that’s what our cultures been all about this season, when you are down everyone’s there to pick you up, we stay together and moments will come.”

Brisbane Roar kick off the final match of the 2017/18 W-League regular season against Canberra United at Suncorp Stadium at 3:30 on Sunday.

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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.