Due reward for performance: Moon


Head Coach Warren Moon says Saturday night’s win against Melbourne Victory was due reward for a strong performance from his side.

The Roar bounced back from an opening round defeat against Melbourne City to secure all three points against their cross-town rivals on the weekend, and will face the Victory yet again this Sunday on home turf.

After feeling his side deserved more the week prior, Moon says it was terrific to return to Brisbane with three points.

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“If you look at the game as a whole, we obviously didn’t play the way we wanted to in the first half,” Moon said.

“We addressed that at half time, changed a couple of things and performed how we thought we could going in to the game.

“If our performance is there, we’re happy because we know we’re going to create chances with the players we have.  Last week our performance was good without any reward – this time, especially in the second half, we were able to take our chances.


On the half-time changes:

“Tactically we changed a couple of things at half-time. A couple of changes made an impact.

Sometimes it requires someone different to come on and change things up – [Substitute] Jesse [Daley] was definitely a big contributor in shifting the balance of the game.

On goalscorer Dylan Wenzel-Halls:

“You won’t come across a hungrier, a player with more desire than Dylan Wenzel-Halls. He’s got it in him and he has the want and the will to work hard – the only thing that’s missing from his game is goals.

“It’s not through lack of trying, he’s been working hard, doing his job for the team without any reward, and I’m pleased cause tonight he got this reward.”


On Riku Danzaki & his move to Brisbane:

“He’s been good, but there’s more to give. When the loan deal happened for us, he was then pulled out of games in Japan so he’s a good layoff – he needs more minutes under his belt but we’re happy to have him.

“[On how the deal happened] It’s a long story, but I’ll shorten it by saying eventually when I did a scouting report on players of a certain type, I mentioned it to a friend of mine, Jade North, about players in Japan.

“It so happened he had played for this club and we put a call in. We had an instant contact with the Chairman of Consadole Sapporo and it was done pretty quickly.

On Rahmat Akbari:

“We’ve played Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory now and he hasn’t been bettered by anyone we’ve come across. His performances have been excellent, it was great character for the kid to come back and play the way he did. Especially in the second half, he was tremendous for us.



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