Brisbane Roar has secured a valuable away point in a second straight scoreless draw in an entertaining contest away to Sydney FC on Saturday evening.
After the hosts controlled the early proceedings, a tactical reshuffle saw Brisbane find their feet showing, no fear and pushing forward against the reigning champions and benchmark of the competition in recent seasons.
“They’re the champions of Australia for a good reason because they’re a good side,” Moon said.
“It was a good game in the sense that it was high quality, but I thought we were good also.”
Twice Sydney FC were denied by the woodwork off the boot of Rhyan Grant before Jamie Young proved once again why he is one of the finest keepers in the A-League with a sensational save when it looked certain Bobo was going to mark his return with a goal.
“There were probably three moments in a short period of time when we rode our luck, but they did also,” Moon added.
“We had control of the game at times as well.
“There were moments when we had the chance to snatch it, but we didn’t, and we’ll take a point.
Take a bow, Jamie Young! ?
Another remarkable save to add to his highlights reel.
— Brisbane Roar FC (@brisbaneroar) February 20, 2021
“We look at Sydney as the benchmark, as the standard bearers, [so] that was a real good test for us tonight and I feel we acquitted ourselves very well.”
The contest was also a first Brisbane Roar appearance for Golgol Mebrahtu who marked his return from Europe with a dangerous cameo off the bench in the second half.
The result sees the Roar leapfrog Macarthur FC into second place before their road trip continues when they make the longest away trip in the league to face Perth Glory at HBF Park on Friday night.
A-League 2020/21 Matchweek 9: Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Saturday, 20 February
Sydney FC 0
Brisbane Roar 0