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Izzy’s Index: We’re turning that corner

And breathe. Well that was certainly a busy period for us with three games in eight days and honestly not our greatest run of results.

And breathe.

Well that was certainly a busy period for us with three games in eight days and honestly not our greatest run of results.

But we take onus on that and have hit the track hard this week after a few well-deserved rest days for the team.

It was great to see the girls grind out a hard-fought game in humid conditions up in Brisbane on the weekend, in the second of consecutive away trips.

While it wasn’t maximum points, we can be content with a draw and take confidence heading into our next fixture against Melbourne Victory at home on the weekend.

It was great to see the determination of the girls on Sunday and I was really proud of the way we fought back against Brisbane after going a goal down.

We didn’t give up and we kept striving to go forward and everyone put in right until the end, which gives me a lot of promise for the remainder of the season.

The trip to Brisbane also brought an off-field lift in morale in the form of some debut performances on the microphone from Sasha Coorey and Jenna Farrow, as is tradition for our inaugural away trips.

Sasha gave a classic rap rendition of Nikki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’, and Jenna blew us all away with a stunning vocal performance of ‘Grenade’ by Bruno Mars.

Jenna was actually a singer, so it was unique in a sense to be met with a proper falsetto in place of the interesting performances we get used to!

And on the field, it was really positive to see Sasha make her debut last week and again off the bench against Brisbane, where she probably went to yet another level.

She’s still flying and always looking to get forward and grab that goal for us, and I have no doubt she’ll score plenty for Adelaide throughout her career.

The match against Brisbane was technically also Meisha’s (Westland) return to her hometown, so it was an extra big game for her to get to play in front of family and friends.

She had a great game as well and was extra driven to get a result, plus she had a tough job marking Katrina Gorry who is one of Australia’s greatest midfielders.

She played that role incredibly well and I’m looking forward to more performances from her in the heart of that midfield.

We take a lot of energy from our younger crew who have nothing to lose and play without fear, which has been a real boost for the changeroom.

We feel like we’re now coming out of the other side and we’re remaining confident with a long way to go still in the season.

Saturday’s home derby against Melbourne Victory promises to have that little bit of extra feeling, especially given they’re just ahead of us on the table.

It’s always tough against Victory and I’d expect further fire with Mindy (MelindaJ Barbieri) facing her old side for which she played a lot of games.

It’s times like this we need our fans more than ever so it would be great to see as much red as possible out at Gepps Cross, and hopefully we can return to the winners list against our Victorian rivals.