Queensland Roar FC
The lion is often considered the king of the jungle. The lion is always in control of what is going on and fully aware when danger is lurking. Always quick to snuff out any problems, the lion is hard to match and protects its pride in every way possible. Read the rest of this entry »
An understrength Brisbane Roar outfit has fought hard and fallen to a 1-0 loss at home to bitter rivals Gold Coast United.
Despite missing a host of first-team players through injury, suspension and international duty, the home team ran the game for the most part but in the end fell to a scrappy first-half goal from Joel Porter.
The Gold Coast came out firing from the first whistle and had a great chance just five minutes in when a corner bobbled all the way to Kristian Rees at the back post, but his shot was straight Liam Reddy. Read the rest of this entry »
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Gold Coast, which began the season full of momentum with their win over Brisbane in Round 1, have run a little out of steam in the past month having gone four matches without a win. They face another massive task this week, travelling up the Pacific Motorway to take on Brisbane without two of their biggest stars. Read the rest of this entry »
A brave Brisbane Roar has fallen just short of collecting more points on the road, losing a tight struggle against Melbourne Victory 2-1 at Etihad Stadium.
A Roar squad which is still significantly depleted due to injury and international commitments “gave as good as they got” according to coach Frank Farina but couldn’t quite find a response to Adrian Leijer’s winning goal. Read the rest of this entry »
Date: Saturday October 3 Kick-off: 7:30pm AEST Venue: Etihad Stadium
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The last time these two teams faced off in a Hyundai A-League match it turned out to be one of the most memorable of the season. Brisbane took a two-goal lead on two separate occasions, only to be pegged back by Melbourne in a match that ended 3-3. It featured several sensational goals, notably Danny Tiatto’s strike and a couple of great goals from Carlos Hernandez.
A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since that match, and interestingly Robbie Kruse, who fronted the media post-match that day as a Brisbane player is now a member of the Victory squad. Melbourne were also without their leader in Kevin Muscat on that occasion. Read the rest of this entry »
Sergio van Dijk has netted a later winner over Sydney FC this afternoon to take Brisbane Roar within a point of the top of the ladder after eight rounds.
A strong defensive display from both teams had the match seemingly destined for a draw, until van Dijk popped up in the 86th minute to earn three points for his team against their traditional rivals from the south. Read the rest of this entry »
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Brisbane, one of the competition’s great enigmas, are looking for just their second home win of the season when they take on a Sydney team which has gone loss-win, loss-win in the past month. Both sides are coming off less than convincing performances last week, but while Brisbane were punished with a 4-2 loss to Perth, Sydney weathered the storm with a 2-1 win over Newcastle. Read the rest of this entry »
Brisbane Roar’s five-match unbeaten run has come to an end with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Perth Glory in round seven of the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium.
Despite chasing the game from the first minute, the Roar showed plenty of character to fight their way back into the match on two occasions but couldn’t quite catch the Glory who were able to secure just their second win ever against the Queenslanders.
Perth, without a win against the Roar in the past 11 encounters, were gifted an immediate headstart when Josh McCloughan put the ball into his own net inside the opening 45 seconds.
An inswinging cross from Mile Sterjovski needed clearing from McCloughan, but the big defender, under heavy pressure from Jamie Harnwell, was unable to get a clean connection on the ball and it sliced off his head into the far corner of the net.
Sergio van Dijk came close to an equaliser five minutes later, driving a long range free kick under the defensive wall and forcing a smart save from Aleks Vrteski.
On the quarter-hour mark things almost got worse for Brisbane when Branko Jelic broke the offside trap just inside the opposition half and beat Liam Reddy to the ball, but Ivan Franjic was back quickly to clear the shot off the line.
Five minutes later Vrteski had more work to do to keep David Dodd’s shot out, after some neat one-touch football and a clever backheel from Charlie Miller to set up his fellow midfielder.
The home team began to take the game to the Glory, with Miller turning several of the Perth players inside out on 30 minutes before driving his shot over the bar.
However Brisbane went further behind four minutes from the interval when Wayne Srhoj stole the ball from Bob Malcolm and played a wall pass with Jamie Harnwell before chipping over the onrushing Reddy.
Brisbane came out from the break in a determined mood and five minutes into the second period Henrique halved the deficit with a great individual goal.
The dynamic Brazilian collected a quick free kick from Reinaldo and fooled Andy Todd and Naum Sekulovski before sliding the ball inside the near post with his left foot.
But just as the Roar were pushing for an equaliser they copped a sucker punch, when a corner to the back post fell to Sterjovski, who squared across the face of goal for Jelic to tap home on 61 minutes.
Just two minutes later the home team came straight back again through van Dijk.
An almighty scramble in the Perth penalty area saw Miller denied by Vrteski and a Reinaldo header cleared off the line, before van Dijk took control of the ball with a delicate touch and powered a low shot into the net via a slight deflection.
It wasn’t to be, however, with the Glory restoring their two-goal cushion through a bizarre cross-cum-shot from Pellegrino.
Roar coach Frank Farina was disappointed with the result but said the team would need to put the mistakes behind them and focus on next week’s home match against Sydney.
“We most probably gifted Perth at least two goals,” Farina said. “Every time we got ourselves back into the game, we tended to shoot ourselves in the foot again.
“Our biggest disappointment tonight is losing at home but we move on. There’s another big game next week and we’ll try to get three points then.”
Brisbane Roar 2 (Henrique 50’, Sergio van Dijk 64’)
Perth Glory 4 (Mile Sterjovski 1’, Wayne Srhoj 41’, Branko Jelic 61’, Adriano Pellegrino 75’)
Brisbane Roar: 1. Liam Reddy (gk), 4. Craig Moore (c), 5. Josh McCloughan, 6. David Dodd, 9. Sergio van Dijk, 10. Charlie Miller, 11. Reinaldo (19. Isaka Cernak 79’),13. Henrique, 16. Bob Malcolm (14. Adam Sarota 63’), 27. Ivan Franjic, 28. Calum O’Connell (23. Tim Smits 87’).
Unused substitutes: 20. Griffin McMaster (gk).
Yellow cards: Henrique 42’, David Dodd 74’.
Red cards: nil.
Perth Glory: 20. Aleks Vrteski (gk), 3. Jamie Coyne, 4. Andy Todd, 5. Jamie Harnwell (8. Victor Sikora 59’), 6. Chris Coyne, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 10. Wayne Srhoj, 11. Branko Jelic (17. Todd Howarth), 16. Adriano Pellegrino (12. Scott Neville 85’), 19. Naum Sekulovski, 21. Mile Sterjovski.
Unused substitutes: 30. Alex Pearson (gk).
Yellow cards: Jacob Burns 15’, Wayne Srhoj 67’, Andy Todd 90+2’.
Red cards: nil.
Referee: Chris Beath.
Crowd: 7367 at Suncorp Stadium.
Date: Sunday September 20 Kick-off: 5:00pm AEST (3.00pm AWST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TV and Radio: Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 6PR 882AM (Perth).
It might surprise some people to know that Brisbane Roar are now five games unbeaten since losing their opening match to Gold Coast United. They haven’t exactly set the world on fire so far this season after being many people’s favourite for the title this season, but somehow have managed to scrap their way through games and get results. That was until last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
A little bit of Samba magic has inspired Brisbane Roar to its second win of the Hyundai A-League season 3-0 over Newcastle Jets at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
First half goals to Henrique and Reinaldo – making his first start of the season – set the platform for an outstanding performance by the Roar. Read the rest of this entry »