Melbourne Victory beat Brisbane Roar in W-League semi-final


Melbourne Victory veteran Lisa De Vanna has fired her team into next Sunday’s W-League grand final after a 6-2 semi-final win over Brisbane, as Roar coach Jake Goodship was left fuming at some questionable referee calls.

De Vanna scored two and set up another in an attacking masterclass at Lions Stadium on Sunday, while Melina Ayres notched a second-half hat-trick as Victory moved into their first W-League decider since 2014.

Brisbane, playing without key Matildas duo Clare Polkinghorne and Emily Gielnik after the pair’s departure for Sweden, finished the game with a huge sense of injustice towards referee Lara Lee.

Officials seemed to miss a clear goal to Roar captain Tameka Yallop in the ninth minute, with the ball appearing to clearly…



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