Roar overcome by strong Olympic FC side

Brisbane Roar went down 4-0 in the NPL QLD at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday night after a dominant match by Olympic FC saw them come out on top.  

Olympic found their first goal just before half-time and went on to score three more in the second half to take home the points.  

Despite the scoreboard, Roar displayed great effort from the commencement of the match but were unable to hold out to a clinical Olympic side as it neared half-time. 

The disappointing result did not outshine Isiah Quinn’s excitement, as he made his NPL debut after being a part of the Roar Academy since U13’s.  

Brisbane Roar NPL Head Coach Owen Baker was able to take away positives from what was “a disappointing night” through Isiah Quinn’s debut and the impact from the return of Eddie Ince from the AFC U17 Asian Cup.  

“It was a disappointing night when you look at the scoreboard, and our mistakes unfortunately got punished. But these are the lessons our young players need to learn, and it’s my job along with the coaching team to help them,” Baker said.  

“The players tried to execute the plan and for me, Isiah Quinn starting his first game and the impact Eddie Ince had on the game were positive,” he added. 

“Our boys are on a long journey in their football career, the important thing for us is we keep working hard and helping the players with their game.” 

The Roar currently sit in eighth place but will look to get more wins under their belt to climb the ladder.

They face fifth-placed Rochedale Rovers this Saturday at Underwood Park with the aim of bouncing back from a series of challenging matches.  

KO at 6:15PM. Be there to support your Roar.