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Jan 30, 2022   |  10:14AM AET

Isuzu UTE A-League report: Mileusnić at the double in dominant win over Wanderers

Isuzu UTE A-League report: Mileusnić at the double in dominant win over Wanderers

Nikola Mileusnić struck a brace and Rahmat Akbari scored his first Isuzu UTE A-League goal as Brisbane Roar cruised to a 3-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night.

Missing key players through injury and playing their fifth game in 17 days, Brisbane cleared those obstacles without trouble in a dominant display at Moreton Daily Stadium.

The in-form Mileusnić continued his fine scoring run with a well-worked opener midway through the first half and the winger made it four goals in four games when he doubled Brisbane’s advantage just after the hour.

Akbari then got in the act with around 15 minutes to go, holding off a defender and coolly converting past Tomas Mejias to open his professional account.

The 21-year-old’s breakthrough goal put the icing on the Roar’s second victory in three games, a big momentum boost heading into Thursday’s trip to Newcastle.

Image: CAPTURE ONE – SPORTS MEDIA

GOALS

Brisbane Roar | Nikola Mileusnić (27′)

1-0 – Jay O’Shea combines with Jack Hingert, plays a one-two with Henry Hore and then plays the perfect cutback for Mileusnić to sweep into the bottom left corner.

Brisbane Roar | Nikola Mileusnić (65′)

2-0 – After reaching the byline, Corey Brown sends a dangerous low ball into the box. Mejias’ attempt to cut out the cross falls perfectly for Mileusnić to follow-up.

Brisbane Roar | Rahmat Akbari (74)

3-0 – Wanderers defender Mark Natta fails to deal with O’Shea’s pass forward and is manoeuvred off the ball by Akbari, who strides through on goal and makes no mistake with his finish.

MATCH DETAILS

Isuzu UTE A-League
Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday, 29 January 2022
Moreton Daily Stadium

Brisbane Roar 3 (Mileusnić 27′, 65′ Akbari 74′)
Western Sydney Wanderers 0

NEXT GAME

Isuzu UTE A-League
Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
Thursday, 3 February 2022
McDonald Jones Stadium
KO: 6:45pm (QLD)