MELBOURNE Victory is propping up the W-League table in eighth and last after a 1-0 home defeat to the Brisbane Roar on Saturday. 

Former Victory player Vedrana Popovic scored the only goal of the match from a free kick in the 17th minute. 

Victory unveiled American import Jessica McDonald to play as centre forward and the tall striker had a string of half-chances as Victory pressed for an equaliser. 

Knee injuries to VWPL gold medallist Louisa Bisby and recently-capped international Ashley Brown forced both from the field. 

The Victory is the only team in the league yet to score a goal this season and has two losses from two games. 

Melbourne plays Newcastle Jets at Kardinia Park in Geelong this Saturday at 2pm.