A late penalty from Jay O’Shea has given Brisbane Roar a point in their 1-1 draw against Adelaide United in their Friday night clash at Kayo Stadium.
There were only two changes to Warren Moon’s starting XI which took on Sydney FC over a month ago with Rahmat Akbari and Riku Danzaki coming in for Carlo Armiento and Joe Knowles.
After a scoreless first half, it was Adelaide who hit the back of the net after a corner found substitute George Blackwood’s head.
After going down a goal, the Roar brought on Armiento who would turn out to be one of the deciding factors in the match.
As Armiento went on a run in the box, the young forward was taken down by Javier López.
With O’Shea stepping up to take the penalty, in the absence of Austin who was substituted earlier in the match, the Irish maestro drew the scores level.
“The first 20 minutes, we weren’t good enough,” Moon said.
“For the game plan we had, I wasn’t happy with the way it was going so we made changes and straight away we saw a shift in the match.
“The good thing about this group is that we’ve found a way to go all the way to the end, created some chances and had the penalty…in the end I thought it was a deserved point,” he added.
25′ | Chance for Roar. A free kick from Jay O’Shea sees the ball put deep in the box but Tom Aldred’s header is wide
33′ | Save! Shot from Adelaide United is hit low and hard but no challenge for Macklin Freke
44′ | Chance for Roar. It’s a rocket from Jay O’Shea, who is on the edge of the box and forces a diving save from Joe Gauci.
55′ | Chance for Roar. A blistering run down the wing from Nikola Mileusnic as he puts in a cross for Riku Danzaki.
58′ | Chance for Roar. Jay O’Shea finds Tom Aldred from the corner but the header is wide. Danzaki then finds himself in space but the last ditch tackle from Adelaide puts it out for a corner
71′ | Goal for Adelaide. An Adelaide corner finds the head of George Blackwood. 0-1
75′ | Chance! Charlie Austin’s strike is wide
77′ | Chance! Riku Danzaki with a chance in front of goal but it’s over the bar
81′ | Save! Macklin Freke saves the one on one against Nestory Irankunda
89′ | Red card. Isaias is given his marching orders after receiving a second yellow. Adelaide is down to 10 players.
90+3 | Penalty for Roar. Carlo Armiento is fouled in the box.
90+5′ | GOAL! Jay O’Shea calmly slots it home from the spot. 1-1