Gielnik in golden boot territory

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Brisbane Roar striker Emily Gielnik is proving every week why she is the most potent striker in the W-League after another her performance against Adelaide United.

The 28-year-old is three goals clear at the top of the Golden Boot standings after her second half hat-trick led the Roar to a commanding 4-2 victory at Lions Stadium.

Due to her hardwork at training, Roar coach Jake Goodship said he was pleased with the striker’s performance.

“Very pleasing to have that kind of a player like Em [Gielnik],” he said.

“She tries so hard in training and for it to come off in a game situation makes me very happy as a coach.”

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After struggling early in the season to find the back of the net, Gielnik has now put her name on the scoresheet in three straight games and has scored 12 times in 11 games.

While she leads the stats at this stage of the season, Gielnik is still looking to improve and score more goals for her side.

“Em was the first one to say that she probably should of scored four or five because she had another couple of good opportunities,” Goodship said.

Gielnik and the Roar would not be the attacking threat they have been this season without the spark from players like Isobel Dalton.

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Dalton leads in assists this season and was directly responsible for Gielnik’s second goal on the night.

“She [Dalton] doesn’t get spoken about enough because she has a real effect on the game… she’s been a good signing,” Goodship said.

The win against Adelaide allowed the Roar to reclaim second place on the ladder and all but confirms them a home semi-final.

“The goal at the end of the year is to get a home final, it’s in our hands and hopefully we get to play at Lions Stadium in the Semi Final and then again in the Grand Final,” Goodship said.

Featured Image Credit: Albert Perez/Brisbane Roar

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Angus Brien
Covering Brisbane Roar A-League and W-League matches during the 2020/2021 season. Currently studying Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Big sports fan and lover of football.

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