Match report, NPL, City v Roar, 30 April


Brisbane Roar Youth will continue to practise their structures at training this week after another inconsistent performance cost them any points in Round 9 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland.

The Young Roar lost 2-0 to Brisbane City at Corporate Travel Management Stadium on Saturday night, 30 April.

They conceded a 23rd minute goal, then played their way back into the game but lost concentration in the second half to go 0-2 down and could easily have gone down by another goal.

“Leading into half-time I thought we had the lion’s share of the game but in the second half I was pretty disappointed with how we went about it,” said Brisbane Roar Youth coach Josh McCloughan.

It was City’s first win against Young Roar in five attempts.

Young Roar remain seventh in the standings as they further an up-and- down campaign and marks their first defeat in a capital city derby this year.

Goals & highlights:

23’: GOAL FOR CITY – Scot Coulson’s cross from the left is met by a well-directed header from Antonio Murray back across goal that gets the better of Young Roar goalkeeper Andre Jannese. 0-1

46’: CHANCE FOR CITY – Motoki Kakehi’s cross is met by Nicholas Buckley, who fashions a low drive that draws a solid save from Jannese.

68’: GOAL FOR CITY – Samuel Sibatuara whips a corner kick into the near post where Kakehi delivers a looping header into the far top corner past the advancing Jannese. 0-2

86’: CHANCE FOR CITY – Sibatuara misses the chance to make sure of the result one-on- one with Jannese by scooping his shot high of the target.

Talking point:

The Young Roar seemed to have a hoodoo over City with five wins their previous five clashes, but that ended in this match.

Quote unquote:

Brisbane Roar FC Youth coach JOSH McCLOUGHAN: “We went away from our structures and let the game become a little bit of a fight. That’s not what we’re about. We’re a footballing team regardless of what the other team does and we should always have a solution.“

Brisbane City FC coach JOHN KOSMINA: “We changed our shape. We looked at how we defended with two lines of four and once we got the knack of it – and we only practices it for 20 minutes on Thursday night – we started to see where the spaces open up. I think we’ve been too eager to win balls back straight away and it probably doesn’t suit the sort of players we have. So this works a bit better and all of a sudden we got better possession and got forward in numbers.“

What’s next

There is no match this coming weekend for the Young Roar. Their next game is at Cleveland on Sunday, 15 May against Gold Coast City FC (5pm KO).

Match stats

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2016 – Round 9, Saturday, April 30 Corporate Travel Management Stadium, Brisbane

Brisbane Roar FC Youth 0

Brisbane City FC 2 (Antonio MURRAY 23’, Motoki KAKEHI 68’)

Young Roar: 1 Andre JANNESE, 2 Jaiden WALKER (13 Connor O’ TOOLE 57′), 3 Cameron CRESTANI, 5 Matthew SCHMIDT, 6 Joseph CALETTI, 15 Jesse DALEY (c), 8 Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (23. Nicholas PANETTA 45′), 9 Nick D’AGOSTINO, 11 Jayden PRASAD, 12 Joseph CHAMPNESS (7 Dane INGHAM 74′), 22 D. WENZEL-HALLS.

Unused substitutes: 20 TOMISLAV Bilic, 21 TOM JARRARD.

Yellow cards: Nicholas PANETTA 64′, Nick D’AGOSTINO 66′, Cameron CRESTANI 85′

Red cards: Nil

Brisbane City squad and substitutions: 15 K. Barnes, 7 N. Bird, 11 N. Buckley, 10 S. Coulson (12 S. Biel 75′), 18 M. Kakehi, 2 G. King, 9 A. Murray, 6 L. Pavlou, 17 S. Sibatuara (16 J. Jabo 90′), 4 K. Smith 1 T. Allen, 8 M. Biggins, 20 J. Clancy, 5 A. Krsic.

Yellow cards: K. Smith (82), L. Pavlou (56), S. Coulson (73). S. Sibatuara (90)

Red cards: Nil

Referee: Jason CROW; Assistant referees: Vicky CLARK, Ben COOK; Fourth official: Albert KRAUSE.