Saturday, January 24, 2009

Queensland Roar move into second place

Queensland Roar produced an excellent attacking display to beat Perth Glory 4-2 at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night to move into second place on the A-League ladder,

The pressure is now on Adelaide United, who dropped to third. But, they can still finish as the minor premiers if they beat Central Coast Mariners away at the Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford on Sunday by at least two goals.

Poor defending cost Queensland two goals, but their attacking flair led to all four goals which gave them victory.

The Roar's Danny Tiatto scored his first goal in the A-League with a magnificent left-footed strike from all of 25 metres after a short corner.

Mitch Nichols finished off a splendid move down the left with a goal after Tiatto's cross was headed against a post by Sergio Van Dijk.

Van Dijk also got on the score sheet, as did Josh McLoughan.

Nikita Rukavytsya, who is off to Holland on a professional contract, and Anthony Skorich netted for the Glory.

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