Hyundai A-League - 2010/2011 - Season 6

Glory go down to Roar in cracker
By Chris Dunkerley for BOTN, with club media

2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 9
5:30pm, Sunday 3 September, 2010
at nib Stadium, East Perth


Perth Glory FC 1
(Scott Neville 9')
lost to
Brisbane Roar FC 2
(Reinaldo 2’, Rocky Visconte 90' +4')



(Photo linked from FFA site)


A stoppage-time goal from Brisbane Roar substitute Rocky Visconte sealed a dramatic and deserved 2-1 win over Perth Glory at the nib Stadium in Perth on Sunday evening, but the home side certainly played their part in what was a fine advertisement for the A-League.

Thomas Broich attacked the Perth defence, beating three defenders before crossing perfectly for Reinaldo who slipped the goal in from a metre out with 2 minutes.

Brisbane conceded a corner on five minutes and left Mile Sterjovski unmarked on the back post, and the Socceroos’ header across goal was met on the head by Scott Neville to nod into an open goal.

The early goal response rattled Brisbane and former Roar player Michael Baird had the opportunity to put the home side in front a minute later when he was put through one-on-one with Michael Theoklitos, but his finish was straight at the Brisbane keeper.

Second half substitute Mitch Nichols had the ball in the net at 67 minutes for Brisbane but was called back for offside in wrong call from the referee’s assistant.

Another substitute, Rocky Visconte made that good with a touch after past Tando Velaphi when a delightful through-ball from Nichols set the left-footer into the box.

“It’s disappointing to lose it late; it was a tremendous effort and a great game that swung from end to end” Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell said.

Olyroo sqaud member Scott Neville was equally devastated. “We are down and dejected but we will pick ourselves up and be as strong as ever,” Neville said.

Reinaldo’s second-minute opener for the visitors had been cancelled out almost immediately by Neville and both sides then produced a fine display of attacking football before Visconte’s last-gasp intervention ensured that the points would be heading to Queensland in the most thrilling circumstances.

A relieved Brisbane coach, Postecoglou joked he had post-match words with his players over the manner of their win.

“The boys left it late and I’ve had a word to them about that,” Postecoglou said. “They’re not treating their coach’s heart to well.

“I thought we deserved it to be fair on the balance of chances, especially in the second half.”

The high standard game continued the recent 'rule' in the A-League and should encourage fans through the turnstiles if they are seriously wanting to support their teams, though Glory fans may have a more jaundiced view due to the results recently. Brisbane moved to second place on the ladder on goal difference from Central Coast.



2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 9
5:30pm, Sunday 3 September, 2010
at nib Stadium, East Perth


Perth Glory FC 1
(Scott Neville 9')
lost to
Brisbane Roar FC 2
(Reinaldo 2’, Rocky Visconte 90' +4')

    Crowd: 9,758

    MATCH STATS:

    Perth Glory FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Tando Velaphi, 4. Andy Todd, 5. Jamie Harnwell (25. Ryan Pearson 28’), 7. Jacob Burns (c), 9.Robbie Fowler (11. Branko Jelic 69’), 10. Michael Baird, 12.Scott Neville, 16. Adriano Pellegrino, 17. Todd Howarth, 19. Naum Sekulovski (14. Steven McGarry 53’), Mile Sterjovski

    Substitutes not used: 20. Aleks VRTESKI (rgk)

    Coach: David Mitchell

    Yellow Cards: Jacob Burns 72'
    Red Cards: Nil

    Brisbane Roar FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Michael Theoklitos (gk), 2. Matt Smith, 3. Luke Devere, 4. Shane Stefanutto, 6. Erik Paartalu, 7. Kosta Barbarouses (14. Rocky Vicsconte 78’), 8. Massimo Murdocca (17. Mitch Nichols 62’), 11. Reinaldo, 15. Matt McKay (c), 22. Thomas Broich, 23. Milan Susak

    Substitutes not used: 12. Matt Mundy, 20. Andrew Redmayne (rgk)

    Coach: Ange Postecoglou

    Yellow Cards: Mitch Nichols 67’, Erik Paartalu 82’'
    Red Cards: Nil


    Referee: Ben Williams 6/10
    Assistant referees: Matthew Cheeseman, Josh Mannella; Fourth official: Joe Fusari

    BOTN Player Points:
    3. Matt Smith (BR)
    2. Matt McKay (BR)
    1. Jacob Burns (PG)

    Pitch rating: 7/10

    Game rating: 8/10

    Match Report and ratings: Chris Dunkerley for BOTN , with club media


Nil


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