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Jan 06, 2024   |  10:00PM AET

Gomes Double Sinks Brisbane Roar In Third Win From Three

Gomes Double Sinks Brisbane Roar In Third Win From Three

Sydney FC have won a third game in a row defeating Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium thanks to a Fabio Gomes double who notched his fourth goal in three games.

Nikola Mileusnic hit a consolation just before the break but the Sky Blues held out in the second half.

Sydney FC 2 (Gomes 1’, 39’) def. Brisbane Roar 1 (Milenusic 45’+4’)

Sydney FC players celebrate Fabio’s first minute goal.

Moments That Mattered

1’ – GOMES GOAL – A rampant forward pressing Sydney FC sees Kucharski loft it to the back post to Fabio who nods it home.

6’ – KUCHARSKI HITS POST – King’s cross finds Kucharski but his direct header hits the post and bounces to safety.

42’ – FABIO GOAL – Girdwood-Reich finds Lolley on the right who drives at Aldred before hitting a low cross to Fabio who finished with a neat back-heel.

45’ + 4’ – MILEUSNIC GOAL – The forward gets beyond the back line and drills it into the top corner from an angle.

What They Said: Ufuk Talay: “First half very good, we should have killed the game off with the opportunities we created.

“Second half maybe not so good at times we got picked off. We didn’t really have anything which harmed our box so we defended quite well but overall it’s always tough coming to Brisbane and a very welcome three points for us.

“Robbie and Jack will be assessed in the next 24-48 hours and we will go from there. Jack felt his calf again.”

Captain Luke Brattan put in a skipper’s performance,

What They Said: Luke Brattan: “We started really weel, we knew they were going to come out very quick and we had to match that.

“With the ball we were ok but the press was a bit off and they played through us a few times and got the goal from that.

“Second half we were off with and without the ball, it was a bit scrappy but we’ll take three points coming here as it’s a very hard place to come.  We’ll move onto next week.

Lacerda hit the bar with a header.

Match Report: Sydney FC have recorded a third consecutive win after a double from Brazilian striker Fabio Gomes gave them all three points at Suncorp Stadium.

The Sky Blues took a first minute lead through Fabio who finished off a dominant attacking move involving Lolley and Girdwood-Reich, before Kucharski found the Brazilian at the back post to head home.

Kucharski nearly made it two five minutes later hitting the post with a header from a Joel King cross before Lacerda hit the bar with a header from another left wing ball.

Gomes increased the lead on 42 minutes with a neat back-heel from Lolley’s low cross but Milenusic pulled one back on the stroke of half time on the counter.

Neither side created any clear cut chances in the the second half and the result moves Sydney FC up into the top six for now.

Jake Girdwood-Reich battles in the centre of the park.

Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 6. Jack RODWELL (12. Corey HOLLMAN 45’), 8. Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH, 9. Fabio GOMES (13. Pat WOOD 55’), 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK (28. Nathan AMANATIDIS 48’)( 4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS 94’), 15. Gabriel LACERDA, 16. Joel KING, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI (22. Max BURGESS  55’), 26. Luke BRATTAN ©.

Unused Subs: 20. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 19. Mitch GLASSON.

Yellow Cards: Burgess 72’, King 94’.

Red Cards: None

Robbie Mak had to go off with a quad injury.

Brisbane Roar: 1. Mackin FREKE, 5. Tom ALDRED, 7. Florin BERENGUER (8. Jonas MARKOVSKI 62’), 10. Nikola MILENUSIC, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Tomas GOMULKA, 19. Jack HINGERT (32. James NIKOLOVSKI 66’), 22. Alex PARSONS (17. Carlo ARMIENTO 66’), 26. Jay O’SHEA, 27. Kai TREWIN, 35. Louis ZABALA.

Unused Subs: 20. Matt ACTON (GK), 6. Joe CALETTI, 18. Shae CAHILL, 99. Ayom MAJOK

Yellow Cards: O’Shea 26’, Nikolovski 74’

Red Cards: None

Venue: Suncorp Stadium

Referee: Daniel Elder