Roar settle for a draw in Melbourne

Brisbane Roar has had to settle for a point after a late goal from Western United saw it end 1-1 at AAMI Park.

In the Roar’s last Isuzu UTE A-League match of 2022, they were looking to keep their unbeaten streak alive.

The away side pounced early in the match, dominating the final third with a handful of chances in the opening 20 minutes.

Nikola Mileusnic found the back of the net in the 19th minute but it was disallowed for offside.

Then 10 minutes later, a mesmerising passage of play from the Roar saw Henry Hore flick the ball onto Carlo Armiento for his third goal of the season.

Western would find the equaliser late in the second half after a cross from Josh Risdon saw Aleksandar Prijovic head the ball past Jordan Holmes.

The Roar searched for the winner with Jordan Courtney-Perkins taking a chance with a long-range shot, forcing a save from Jamie Young.

Head coach Warren Moon said while his side controlled until the 70-minute mark, it was disheartening that they couldn’t see out the result.

“We scored a really good goal, and had many good openings that we didn’t take advantage of,” Moon said.

“We knew they were going to come back at us and that we would need to ride some moments of pressure and have to dig deep but we weren’t good enough to do that.

“It was disappointing we couldn’t see out the result,” he added.

The Brisbane Roar will be back at AAMI Park on Friday 6 January when they take on Melbourne Victory.


18′ | Chance for Roar. The corner is swung in by Carlo Armiento and is cleared off the line.

19′ | Goal disallowed for Roar. Nikola Mileusnic hits the back of the net but it’s ruled offside.

28′ | Goal for Roar. It’s a sensational build-up from Roar before Henry Hore flicks it onto Carlo Armiento for the opening goal. 0-1

45+2′ | Chance for Roar. Carlo Armiento with a long-range shot which is just wide.

78′ | Goal Western United. The cross from Josh Risdon finds Aleksandar Prijovic to head it home. 1-1

90+1′ | Chance for Roar! Jordan Courtney-Perkins with the long-range shot but it’s parried by Western United’s goalkeeper Jamie Young