Roar come from behind to draw with Canberra

Brisbane Roar’s Liberty A-League side has come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Canberra United at Perry Park.

Roar came out firing, dominating the opening 20 minutes with Shea Connors and Larissa Crummer both having shots on goal.

However, it was Canberra who would open the scoring through New Zealand international Grace Jale after a head clash between Wu Chengshu and Kajsa Lind.

Just nine minutes after halftime, Larissa Crummer drew the scores level following up on a parried shot.

Head Coach Garrath McPherson said, the no.9 has continued her stellar form from last season.

“She is in a rich vien of form. It’s nice to her picking up where she left last season, a goal a game and a massive goal for us today in what were tough conditions,” he said.

As the match drew on, both sides continued to have their chances in front of goal despite the tough conditions they faced. In the end, the team’s had to settle for a point each.

“I’m so proud of the team and the players for seeing it out and to Canberra’s credit, they created chances in the second half on the counter or longer-range passes that could’ve hurt us,” McPherson said.

“We spoke at half-time that our job was to come out in front of the home fans and get ourselves back into the game so the fact that we did that is pleasing.”

The Liberty A-League squad will be on the road next week against Melbourne City on Saturday 3 December at 2pm AEST.


12′ | Chance for Roar! Sharn Freier makes a break into the box, runs around the Canberra goalkeeper but her shot is denied by Kennedy Faulker

17′ | Chance for Roar! Larissa Crummer passes the ball off to Shea Connors, who’s shot on goal is stopped by Kennedy Faulkner

19′ | Chance for Roar! Larissa Crummer with the shot this time, as she tries to curl it into the corner but its off the crossbar

23′ | Goal. Canberra open the scoring through Grace Jale, who taps the ball in after a head clash in the box between Kajsa Lind and Wu Chengshu. 1-0

37′ | Yellow card for Hollie Palmer

51′ | Save! Hensley Hancuff denies Canberra’s free kick

54′ | GOAL! Larissa Crummer equalised. Sharn Freier crosses the ball to Shea Connors, who’s shot is parried by the Canberra keeper and Crummer scores on the follow up. 1-1

72′ | Chance! Palmer’s long range shot is straight at Canberra’s goalkeeper

78′ | Save! Canberra’s free kick from Grace Maher is parried by Hensley Hancuff

88′ | Chance! Shea Connors shot is just over the bar

90+2′ | Save! Hensley Hancuff denies Sasha Grove’s shot close to range