Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Brisbane move up to seventh with win over Fury

Second-last Brisbane Roar moved up to seventh place on the A-League ladder with a 2-0 win over eighth-ranked North Queensland Fury in a midweek game at Suncorp Stadium this evening.

The start of the match was delayed for a few minutes as a large crowd was still waiting to get in to the ground.

The attendance was 11,530, which is Brisbane’s sixth largest attendance of the season.

Two goals by Sergio Van Dijk did the damage.

His first came in the 20th minute when a long ball out of defence put Henrique away on the right and he cut the ball across goal from the byline for Van Dijk to hit home at the far post.

Van Dijk made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute when he converted a cross from the left.

Michael Zullo played in the unusual position of left-back for Brisbane and did very well.

There was controversy when Fury’s David Williams was injured and lay half in and half out of the pitch.

The referee did not stop play and that is when Brisbane counter-attacked and scored their first goal.

The physio was unable to treat him and there was an altercation between Fury coach Ian Ferguson and the fourth official about the incident.


the pessimist said...

great to see dirk gadd's w-league roar team make the final. gadd has made big strides since ruining tasmanian football

leatherjacket said...


Unknown said...

what has dirk gadd got to do with w-league?

eightball said...

well seriously walter. obviously dirk is not coach of a w-league team. he can't even control the women teams he coached down here. and... i'm sure most of us wouldn't even know who is in the w-league final anyway. if it was so important it would surely be in this blog.

as for john raymond the football world in tassie can start their woes at why the comp is not sufficiant to a-league standards is because of referees and officials like him that constantly choose to ref with his heart that makes players bloods boil