Young & McDonald named in Round 23 Team of the Week


A third goal in the space of a week and a clean sheet at the other end has earned Scott McDonald & Jamie Young spots in the Hyundai A-League Round 23 Team of the Week.

McDonald continued his purple patch of form, adding to his Brisbane Roar goal tally with what proved to be the decisive strike in Friday’s 1-0 win over the Central Coast Mariners.

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At the other end, Jamie Young made a couple of fine saves in the first half to keep out the visitors, earning himself yet another spot in a Team of the Week squad as he continues another stellar season between the posts.


Jamie Young (Brisbane Roar)

Brisbane Roar faced an early onslaught from Central Coast Mariners in their Friday night contest at Suncorp Stadium, and if not for Jamie Young’s superb glove-work the Roar may have come away from the contest empty-handed.

Instead they grew from the early Mariners barrage to nick the lead on the stroke of half time and carry out a 1-0 win to further enhance their credentials as a Finals Series threat, and Young played an immense part in earning those three points with standout stops to deny Chris Harold, Daniel De Silva and Milan Duric in the first half.

Scott McDonald (Brisbane Roar)

The face of Brisbane Roar’s attack has completely transformed since the arrival of Scott McDonald from Western United.

Coupled with young gun Mirza Muratovic up top, Robbie Fowler’s dynamic duo caused problems for the Mariners’ defence which ultimately led to the only goal of the game which McDonald struck just before half time on Friday night.

It was McDonald’s third goal for the club, which have all come in the last two games; and Brisbane’s continued rise up the Hyundai A-League table has coincided with the 36-year-old’s excellent form.