Friday, November 6, 2009

Second-last Brisbane Roar move up to seventh place

Brisbane Roar moved up from second-last to seventh place on the A-League ladder after beating Adelaide United 2-0 away at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

It was coach Ange Postecoglou’s first victory - and Brisbane’s first win in six games - since he replaced Frank Farina a couple of weeks ago.

Adelaide, who have won only three times from eight home games this season, dropped from seventh to eighth place.

Sergio Van Dijk put Brisbane ahead in the 35th minute with a penalty, awarded for Scott Jamieson’s foul on Reinaldo.

Cristiano had a glorious chance in the first half for Adelaide when he was put through by Travis Dodd, but Brisbane goalkeeper Griffin McMaster saved brilliantly in a one-on-one situation.

Van Dijk made it 2-0 in the 51st minute with a delightful curling shot inside the far post from just inside the box on the right.

It was his seventh goal of the season.

Mitch Nichols had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the 63rd minute, which should have made it 3-0. His cracking left-foot shot hit the under-side of the bar and bounced down and back into play after crossing the line, but the referee waved play on.

A Luke DeVere handball gave Adelaide a penalty in the 69th minute, but McMaster turned Lloyd Owusu’s spot-kick against a post and out to safety.

“We were well on top and should have had a couple of goals,” said Adelaide United coach, Aurelio Vidmar.

“We’ve missed a penalty down at that same end before so we’re not having much luck at all.”

The attendance was 11,209.


Anonymous said...

Snappy headline, just rolls off the toungue.

R U Serious Ref said...

HAHA. Take that Anonymous. Well said Walter.

jerrie kruijver said...

launch him from his lounge walter lol