Brisbane Roar achieved a long-awaited 2-1 victory at their home of Kayo Stadium against Perth Glory in their first match under Interim Head Coach Nick Green in the Isuzu UTE A-League.
In the Sunday night contest during Pride round, the Roar finally brought a halt to their winless streak by showing determination and relentlessness to their Perth opponents.
Perth were first to find the back of the net in the 19th minute when Mustafa Amini floated a ball across the field to the feet of Jack Clisby for him to take a touch and strike from just within the 18-yard-box to the bottom right corner.
A Carlo Armiento corner sparked opportunity in the 28th minute for Brisbane as Tom Aldred entered the goal area with purpose and executed a header that bounced into the net for the equaliser.
The Roar found the lead in the 45th minute with Mileusnic sliding a pass through to Henry Hore for him to send a piercing ball to the bottom right corner.
Brisbane were ignited with intensity from the start with an outstanding performance from Taras Gomulka in the defensive midfield involving himself throughout the entirety of the match.
Much like the majority of the Isuzu UTE A-League season, Brisbane’s defence was impeccable in last night’s match-up, with skipper Tom Aldred receiving man of the match for his valiant efforts.
Following their win, Brisbane have attained three points and the ladder sees them jump from last to ninth place.
Interim Head Coach Nick Green is delighted with his team’s performance for his first match in his new role and takes many positives from the win.
“We just looked at a couple of areas this week where we think we could improve,” Green said.
“It’s been a tough week for the group and the club. It happens in football, it’s not nice but the lads have gathered really well together and really taken on board the stuff that we’ve done,” he added.
Green is committed to continue working and improving with the squad to ultimately gain more wins.
“We started today at the bottom of the league, there’s things that we feel we can work on in different areas that could get the club higher,” he said.
“It’s okay thinking about the end result, but it’s about the journey that we take the boys on so that’s really where we are.”
Green was pleased to see the key areas he focused on with the group translate onto the field and shared that both of the Roar’s goals came from the things they have been working on at training.
“After the first 15 minutes of the game, you could see once or twice the lads nicked possession of the ball that they actually grew in confidence, and it breeds energy and it breeds confidence within the group,” Green said.
“I’m absolutely delighted with the boys after the effort they put in today after three days of training is unbelievable. And they’ve got it within them.”
Brisbane take on Macarthur on Sunday 5 March at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in a must-see clash of eighth and ninth place.
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