Sydney FC have gone down to Brisbane Roar 3-0 at Suncorp Stadium.
Sydney FC 0 def. by Brisbane Roar 3 (Hore 1’, 50’, Mileusnic 20’)
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
HORE GOAL – 1’ – Hore strikes the ball that deflects off Luke Brattan and flies past Andrew Redmayne into the far left hand corner.
MILEUSNIC GOAL – 20’ – Brisbane Roar’s high press causes a mistake in the back line and the ball falls to Nikola Mileusnic who had the easy task of scoring in an empty net.
REDMAYNE SAVE – 23’ – Waddingham’s shot was heading into the top right corner but Redmayne pulls off a magnificent save.
FREKE SAVE – 27’ – Mak tests the home team’s goalkeeper who pushes the ball away to safety.
REDMAYNE SAVE – 42’ – Waddington’s shot is palmed away for a corner.
HORE GOAL – 50’ – A quick one-two sees the ball fall to Hore who runs past the Sky blues defence and scores to make it 3-0.
GOMES CHANCE – 60’ – The Brazilian rises higher than any of Brisbane’s defence however his header flies past the right-hand post.
REDMAYNE SAVE – 73’ – Mileusnic runs onto a through ball but he fails to get past the keeper.
FREKE SAVE – 91’ – Gomes’ venomous shot sees Macklin Freke pull off a save on his left-near post to deny Sydney FC.
What They Said: Sydney FC Head Coach, Steve Corica said: “We’re definitely not at the races today from start to finish, they played really well and put us under pressure.
“We couldn’t deal with it but the three goals came from our mistakes.
“We gave the ball away, the first one was a deflection, the second one Red made a mistake and the third one was another we gave away, so they have played really well but we weren’t at it.”
Sydney FC Captain Luke Brattan said: “They just wanted it more than us, it’s as simple as that really.
“They were first at everything and in the end it wasn’t good enough, we won the cup but that yeah two weeks in a row that we haven’t started well enough.
“Last week obviously we gave the goal away and another one tonight, seems everything like the deflection is going against us.“
Sydney FC have lost 3-0 in the second game of the new Isuzu-UTE A-League season against the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
The home team started off well and they pressured the Sky Blues’ defence resulting in Henry Hore’s strike deflecting off Luke Brattan and hitting the back of the net in the opening 48 seconds.
Sydney FC started to grow in the game and ball possession figures indicated that they had 64 percent to Brisbane Roar’s 36 percent.
However the home team’s high press caused problems and Lacerda’s back pass bobbled to Redmayne who’s clearance fell to Nikola Mileusnic to put Brisbane Roar 2-0 up in the 20th minute.
Joe Lolley and Robert Mak tested the Brisbane goalkeeper Freke at every turn of possession but couldn’t get past him to get the team on the score sheet.
Early in the second half Hore played a one-two to score and put the result beyond doubt.
Late in the game Corica utilized the bench giving chances to Academy graduates Zac de Jesus, Mitchell Glasson, Patrick Wood, Aaron Gurd and Jaiden Kucharski.
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 23. Rhyan Grant (RB), 8.Jake Girdwood-Reich (CB), 15.Gabriel Lacerda (CB), 4.Jordan Courtney-Perkins (LB), 17. Anthony Caceres (MD), 26. Luke Brattan (MD), 10. Joe Lolley (RM), 22.Max Burgess (ACM), 11. Róbert Mak (LM), 9.Fábio Gomes (ST)
Unused subs: 20. Adam Pavlesic, 24. Wataru Kamijo.
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None
Brisbane Roar: 1.Macklin Freke (GK), 27. Kai Trewin (RB), 2. Scott Neville (RCB), 5. Tom Aldred (LCB), 35. Louis Zabala (LB), 26.Jay O’Shea (MD), 6. Joe Caletti (MD), 10.Nikola Mileusnic (RM), 7.Florin Berenguer (ACM), 13.Henry Hore (LM), 16.Thomas Waddingham (ST)
Unused subs: Aaron Reardon, Matt Acton, James Nikolovski
Yellow Cards: Scott Neville (48’), Macklin Freke (74’)
Red Cards: None
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Referee: Alireza Faghani