Brisbane Roar will take the three points back home after beating the Newcastle Jets 1-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium.
In their first away win of the season, the Roar had to wait until the 80th minute for Nikola Mileunsic to hit the back of the net.
After Angus Thurgate rattled the crossbar early on in the match, it was the men in black who were creating the majority of the chances with Carlo Armiento and Mileunsic putting pressure on the Jets defence.
It was a notable defensive effort throughout the 90 minutes for the Roar, keeping the home side at bay while Tom Aldred and Scott Neville made a number of crucial clearances.
Head coach Warren Moon said tactically that his side had executed the game plan.
“We know what kind of threat they are and how they like to play,” he said
“I think we did a good job at stifling their attacked play and we limited their attacking chances too.”
Late into added time, Jordan Holmes, who came into the starting XI for Macklin Freke, was called into action after Jaushua Sotirio header was destined for the top corner.
Holmes got a fingertip to the ball to deny the Jets and give his side the win.
The Roar will be back at home to the Western Sydney Wanderers at Kayo Stadium on Friday 23 December.
12′ | Corner is swung in from Carlo Armiento and finds Tom Aldred who gets a shot off but it’s blocked by the Jets defence
28′ | Chance for Roar! Carlo Armiento with the nutmeg before passing it in for Nikola Mileusnic but he can’t get it away
32′ | Chance for Roar! Cross in finds the head of Charlie Austin but it’s straight to the Newcastle goalkeeper
61′ | Chance for Roar! Free kick from Carlo Armiento is swung into the box. There is a touch which pushes it towards goal but it’s cleared off the line before Nikola Mileusnic shot hits the side netting.
80′ | GOAL! Nikola Mileusnic breaks the deadlock after an attempted bicycle kick
90+5′ | Save by Roar. Jordan Holmes gets his fingertip to the shot to deny the Jets an equaliser. Connor Chapman is on hand to put it out for a corner.