Brisbane Roar gearing up for second consecutive Australia Cup Quarter Final appearance on Wednesday night

A spot in the Semi Finals awaits the winner of the tie between Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United, which will take place at ServiceFM Stadium this Wednesday.

The Roar will make the trip to South Australia following the conclusion of this week’s camp on the Fraser Coast which seen them take on an FQPL Wide Bay Select last Saturday.

Having reached this stage last season, coach Warren Moon and the players will be eager to go one better with a win over the South Australians.


In the Round of 32 the Roar travelled to Victoria to take on Heidelberg United at Olympic Park.

There were familiar faces lining up for the Bergers with former Roar championship winner Ivan Franjic and goalkeeper Brendan White out to stop their former club.

However it was new recruit Charlie Austin that stole the night for the Roar, recording two assists in his first competitive appearance for the club.

Rahmat Akbari opened the scoring after two minutes before Heidelberg equalised from the penalty spot.

Substitute Henry Hore restored the Roar’s lead barely two minutes later latching onto an Austin header across goal.

Nikola Mileusnic then sealed the victory with a spectacular free kick in the 88th minute as the Roar advanced with a 3-1 win.

The draw for the Round of 16 threw up another trip to Victoria with Brisbane paired with NPL Victorian side Avondale FC.

On a wild and windy night, the Roar were pushed all the way by their opponents with Riku Danzaki and Liam Boland scoring in normal time.

Henry Hore popped up with another goal off the bench in extra time however a late Avondale goal sent the match to penalties.

Goalkeeper Macklin Freke was the hero of the shootout saving 2 of Avondale’s 3 shots while the Roar takers hit a perfect 4 for 4 from the spot.


There is a long history between the Roar and Adelaide with the sides facing off in the Isuzu Ute A-League since the inaugural campaign.

Adelaide has experienced plenty of success in the Australia Cup, winning the competition on three occasions in 2014, 2018 and 2019.

In the current campaign they defeated Newcastle Jets 2-0 in the Round of 32 before being pushed to penalties by NPL South Australian side Adelaide City in the Round of 16.

They will have two former Roar players in their squad with attacker Ben Halloran and Nathan Konstandopoulos both having previously featured for Brisbane.

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