Brisbane Roar have collected another point and remained in third on the A-League ladder after a scoreless draw against Newcastle Jets on Sunday evening.
Twice Riku Danzaki found the net only to be denied by the officials, firstly when the ball was deemed to have gone out of play before a Scott McDonald cross and the second when he was correctly called offside by the assistant.
In gale force wind conditions, the Roar created the better of the chances throughout the contest but weren’t able to work their way past Jack Duncan, who also made a superb save in the game’s dying stages.
“I think we all have to agree that the wind has made that a very difficult game tonight,” Head Coach Warren Moon said post-match.
“No one wants to play scrappy games but we have to negotiate the conditions. Defensively we were good tonight and I would have liked to be a bit better on the ball but taking into account [the wind] we’ll take a point.”
The result did see the Roar record their first clean sheet of the season.
“Our focus is to win games. I’m sure we’d love to keep clean sheets in an ideal world but if we’re winning games that’s great,” Moon continued.
“The positive tonight was that defensive performance but it’s not our overall focus. We’re all about winning matches.”
Captain Tom Aldred believed his side deserved more from the contest, but conceded the Roar needed to make more of their chances.
“I thought first half we dealt with the wind really well, second half we thought we’d have the majority of the chances, which we did, but we’ve got to take those chances. If you don’t take chances you don’t win.”
The Roar now head south for a blockbuster game against Sydney FC on Saturday night.
“They [Sydney FC] are a good side but we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Moon enthused.
“[We] can’t wait to get down there, have a good week on the training park, have a good look at them and enjoy the challenge of playing against the champions.”
A-League 2020/21 Matchweek 8: Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets
Dolphin Stadium, Redcliffe
Sunday, 14 February
Brisbane Roar 0
Newcastle Jets 0