Check out some analysis of the match stats from the Roar’s first away trip of the Hyundai A-League season last Sunday against Newcastle Jets.
The game was the first time the Roar have conceded four goals against the Jets and the first clean sheet the Jets had kept against Brisbane since February, 2014.
Brisbane looked to attack from the flanks, almost doubling the Jets in terms of crosses (29-15) the shot count for the match was 15-10, nine of these shots were inside the opposition 18 yard box.
FUN FACT: The Roar-Jets clash was the first Hyundai A-League match of the season to not feature a yellow card.
Oar was among the Roar’s best on an off day for the side in his first full 90 minutes since signing for the club late last season.
He touched the ball 56 times and distributed it on 30 occasions with an 83% accuracy, as well as managing to fire two shots on target.
The winger had Brisbane’s best chance of the afternoon, forcing a save from outside the area with a shot that was destined for the back of the net.
The Danish international completed 76 passes (80% accuracy), as well as having three crosses and two shot assists from 97 touches.
He made a number of key interceptions and tackles, and won 70% of the duels he was involved in.
The Roar had well over 60% possession against the Jets for the entire match and finished with 63.8% of possession.
Brisbane made over 200 extra passes in comparison to the opposition (601-339) and passed with 84.9% accuracy.
Unfortunately, during the match the ball spent the majority of time in either midfield or infront of Michael Theo’s goal than in the attacking third for Brisbane.
Defender Luke DeVere continues to be the Roar’s leading distributor with Thomas Kristensen flying up the rankings after racking up a large number of passes against the Jets.
Off-season recruit Brett Holman has created five chances in two Hyundai A-League matches and Tommy Oar continues to be a threat on the right wing, making 16 crosses in the opening two fixtures.
Meanwhile Vice-Captain Jade North continues to lead the side’s defence, amassing eight clearances.