Report: Roar v City

Cyrus Dehmie | FC Sports Media

Melbourne City have taken all three points from Friday night’s Hyundai A-League clash at AAMI Park.

Goals from Shayon Harrison, Ritchie De Laet & Riley McGree following an own goal from Harrison Delbridge proved decisive as the hosts ran out 4-1 victors.

The home side led at the break courtesy of Griffiths’ 27th minute header but parity was restored ten minutes into the second half as a brilliant Eric Bautheac long ball forced a Delbridge own goal.

City regained the lead five minutes later through Harrison before late goals from De Laet & McGree rounded out the scoring.

Brisbane return home to Suncorp Stadium for three straight home games to round out the Hyundai A-League season.

Wellington Phoenix are the first to travel to Brisbane next Friday night (6:50pm KO) before following home matches against Newcastle Jets on Saturday, April 20 & Adelaide United in a history-making ANZAC Day clash.



Melbourne City – Griffiths 27’- 1-0
Rostyn Griffiths puts the finishing touch on a City set piece – turning home Florin Berenguer’s cross with a glancing header to put the home side ahead.

Brisbane Roar – Own goal 54’ – 1-1
A dangerous long ball from Eric Bautheac forces Harrison Delbridge to make a play but his ill-fated header loops over Eugene Galekovic and into the back of his own net.

Melbourne City – Harrison 59’ – 2-1
Shayon Harrison brings down Luke Brattan’s cross at the back post before firing past Jamie Young from a tight angle to put the home side back in front.

Melbourne City –  De Laet 70’ – 3-1
Richie De Laet rockets a shot into the top corner from range to double City’s lead.

Melbourne City – McGree 90+4’ – 4-1
Riley McGree rounds out the scoring with a lobbed finish inside the far post.


Hyundai A-League Round 24: Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday, 5 April (6:50pm KO)

Melbourne City 4 (Griffiths 27’, Harrison 59’, De Laet 70’, McGree 90+4′)

Brisbane Roar FC 1 (Own goal 54’)

Half-time: 1-0