Valiant Roar downed by clinical Sydney

Brisbane Roar has gone down to a clinical Sydney FC 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at AJ Kelly Park. 

Looking for redemption after their loss to the Sky Blues earlier this month, the home side started strong. 

However, Sydney applied pressure to their defence early on with goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff missing the match through injury precaution.

The visitors found their opening goal in the 13th minute before doubling their lead 10 minutes later.

The Roar found their rhythm after the half hour mark but the Sky Blues added a third just before the break.

Eager to change their fortunes in the second half, Roar came out with a renewed spirit, creating a handful of close chances on goal.

However, Sydney managed to add a fourth just seven minutes into the second half. 

Roar continued searching for a goal, and was rewarded for their efforts when captain Ayesha Norrie broke into the box to score her fourth A-Leagues goal.

Brisbane Roar’s Liberty A-League will have a break next week before returning to AJ Kelly Park to face Adelaide United on Sunday 15 January.


8’ | Chance for Roar! Shea Connors shot goes just wide of the post

13’ | Goal for Sydney FC. Princess Ibini finishes it from a narrow angle. 0-1

23’ | Goal for Sydney FC. Sarah Hunter lets off a shot as she runs into the box. 0-2

33’ | Chance for Roar. A long-range strike from Hollie Palmer hits the crossbar.

37’ | Goal for Sydney FC. A free kick from Sydney FC goes towards the top corner, Isabella Shuttleworth gets a hand to it but it’s tapped in. 0-3

38’ | Chance for Roar. Larissa Crummer’s shot pushed just wide.

45+3′ | Chance for Roar. Shot from Katrina Gorry off the crossbar

52’ | Goal for Sydney FC. Madison Hayley with a shot close to range.

69’ | Goal for Roar. Ayesha Norrie skips past a defender before beating Katie Offer at the near post. 1-4

77′ | Chance for Roar. Long range shot from Gorry fumbled but was stopped just on the line by Offer