A point against the defending Champions, Brett Holman’s first BRFC goal all in a match that sees us extend our unbeaten streak on four matches. We’ve broken down some of the key areas from Friday night’s match.
Brett Holman’s second half goal means that the Roar have scored in five of the side’s six games this season.
The Roar manufactured 11 shots on Friday night with seven on them finding the target. In contrast, the Reds only managed one shot on target from seven attempts.
Whilst Adelaide maintained a slight advantage in possession, the Roar took better advantage of their time on the ball.
Distribution statistics such as passing, pass accuracy and long passes remained fairly even between the sides, but the disparity in crosses (32-8) showed that the home side looked to attack from the flanks while the visitors took a more direct route to goal.
FUN FACT: Friday night’s 1-1 scoreline was the first Hyundai A-League draw between the sides since March 2012. The previous 14 meetings produced a winning team.
Man of the Match: Tommy Oar
Roar’s #11 was outstanding on the ball on Friday night and was Brisbane’s only representative in the Round 6 Team of the Week.
He created five shots and hit the target on every occasion, forcing Reds keeper Eugene Galekovic into a number of top saves and was unlucky to not get his name on the score sheet.
In addition, he looked dangerous on the flanks when crossing into the area (four crosses) and was well-disciplined, winning five fouls and conceding just three.
The Roar’s defence has shown to be one of the toughest to break down during the opening rounds of the season.
After conceding four goals in one game, the side have conceded just the three goals in the remaining five games.
No side has allowed less shots on target from their opposition than the Roar and the Reds one shot on target on Friday is the only occasion where the Roar have permitted their opponents to find the target in the past 180 minutes of football.
Noted strikers such as Besart Berisha, Andy Keogh and Bruno Fornaroli have all failed to hit the target against the Roar in season 2016/17.
Thomas Kristensen continues to lead the Roar in passes while Brett Holman became the first Roar player to register double digits in terms of chances created.
Tommy Oar continues to the the Roar’s point of call out wide completing 32 crosses, 20 more than than second-placed Holman.
Holman’s strike saw him become the fifth Brisbane player to find the net this season.
Jamie Maclaren will return to the Roar squad after international duty in first position in terms of shots, however Tommy Oar’s five on the weekend has seen him close the gap on his strike partner.