Our boys put in one of the best performances of the season as a 3-1 win over the Wanderers on Friday night elevated the Roar into fourth spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder.
Both Scott McDonald & Jay O’Shea netted their first goals in Brisbane orange, with the former bagging a first-half brace.
The pair earned spots in the Hyundai A-League Team of the Week for Round 22 & are joined by a defender for an incredible fifth time this season. Take a look below at who earned their spots in the best XI of the weekend.
Macaulay Gillesphey (Brisbane Roar)
Roar were dominant in their win over the Wanderers and it was built on the back of a solid defensive showing from the back three – and Gillesphey was the pick of the bunch.
The Englishman laid the foundation for their attack with a match high 99 touches and 81 passes, while he also got forward enough to fire off a trio of shots.
Off the ball he was just as solid as he won eight of 10 duels and made three clearances as he complemented his fellow defenders Tom Aldred and Scott Neville to effectively stifle the Wanderers across the 90 minutes.
Jay O’Shea (Brisbane Roar)
Just when it looked like it might never come, Brisbane’s prime creator finally got his maiden Hyundai A-League goal against Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night.
O’Shea took five shots on the night including a first-half effort from a free kick which cannoned off the upright before he stepped up to the spot to score the sealing goal in an impressive 3-1 win.
O’Shea was at his creative best all night, laying nine crosses including the delivery which led to Brisbane scoring their first goal just three minutes into the contest; he created two goal-scoring chances on a night where his 71 passes came off at an accuracy of over 91%.
Scott McDonald (Brisbane Roar)
Scott McDonald was a constant thorn in the Wanderers’ side as he tormented the Red and Black in a damaging performance at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
McDonald scored his first two goals for the club in the first half of action, showing the best of his poaching abilities with the pair of close-range finishes.
The 36-year-old created a game-high five chances to go with his own two goals in his best game in Brisbane colours to date.