Brisbane Roar downed by Melbourne City

Brisbane Roar unbeaten start to the season has come to an end after a 3-0 loss to Melbourne City at Casey Fields.

Coming into the match against City off the back of a win and a draw to start the season, the Roar were looking to continue their impressive start.

City put pressure on the Roar defensive line from the start, creating plenty of chances with 13 shots on target.

Hanuff was able to pull off a number of remarkable saves to deny the home side but goals to Emina Erik, Maria Rojas and Bryleeh Henry saw City secure the win.

The Roar also saw Holly McQueen and Zara Kruger make their Liberty A-League debuts this afternoon.

The Roar will be back on the road next week as they face Sydney FC on Saturday 10 December at 4:05pm AEST.


8′ | Penalty to City. Annie Haffenden brings down Emina Erik in the box. Maria Rojas steps up to take it from the spot but hits the post before the follow-up hits the crossbar.

10′ | Free kick to Roar is put into the box by Hollie Palmer. Roar pressure City’s defensive line but it’s eventually cleared out of the 18-yard box.

20′ | A diving save from Hensley Hancuff denies Melbourne City the opener.

30′ | Goal for Melbourne City. A cross from Emina Ekic deflects off Maria Rojas and into the path of Bryleeh Henry, who opens the scoring with a finish into the bottom corner.

51′ | Goal City! Hensley Hancuff denies the initial shot from City. However, Maria Rojas gets on the follow-up to double her sides lead despite Hensley Hancuff getting a hand to it

70′ | A brilliant sliding challenge from Lind denies Emina Ekic.

80′ | Goal to City. A scramble in the penalty area but it lands at Emina Ekic’s feet to slot it in the bottom corner.

85′ | Chance! Shea Connors with a shot at the near post but it’s saved by a freshly substituted Melissa Barbieri