Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stoppage time goal gives Roar win against Glory

Brisbane Roar moved into second place on the A-League ladder with a 2-1 win away over Perth Glory at NIB Stadium tonight.

Roar took an early lead following a magnificent passage of play by Thomas Broich, their former Bundesliga player.

In the 2nd minute, a poor clearance by Glory keeper Tando Velaphi was headed forward by Roar’s Matt McKay and Broich was off down the left wing.

He cut inside and outwitted three Glory players - Scott Neville, Jacob Burns and Andy Todd - before knocking the ball square across the goalmouth for Reinaldo to fire home from point-blank range.

It took Glory just 4 minutes to draw level through a diving header by Neville. Robbie Fowler’s corner from the right aimed at the far post was nodded back across goal by Mile Sterjovski and Neville flung himself in the air for the ball and headed it past Michael Theoklitos.

A minute later, Fowler put Michael Baird through in the inside-left channel, but he was off target.

In the 14th minute, Reinaldo squandered a good opening for Roar when he chose to shoot from an angle on the left with several better-placed team-mates waiting for a pass that never came. His shot flew harmlessly over the bar.

It was end-to-end football and Baird shot wide from inside the box for Perth in the 17th minute.

Midway through the half, Fowler delivered another corner to the far post in what is obviously a well-planned set-piece, and although Sterjovski again nodded it back across goal and into the danger zone, this time it was Massimo Murdocca who headed it to safety.

In the 26th minute, Velaphi produced a good save from an Erik Paartalu shot from inside the box that was destined for inside the right-hand post.

Two minutes before the break, Reinaldo missed another chance for the visitors when he hit a powerful drive just wide of the right-hand post that had Velaphi beaten.

The second half was not as exciting as the first, but the introduction of substitute Mitch Nichols by the Roar certainly improved their chances.

Nichols had the ball in the net shortly after coming on, but the effort was erroneously disallowed for off-side as he had timed his run to perfection.

The winning goal came in the 4th minute of stoppage time.

Nichols played a delightful pass through the middle for Rocco Visconte to chase and he beat Velaphi from 12 metres, just as Todd Howarth tackled him, to give Brisbane a 2-1 win.

Perth Glory remain in 7th place on the ladder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

perth continue to disappoint. roar look quite good. which side do you support, Walter?