Brisbane destroy Strikers 5-0Posted: August 17, 2011
Another quality hitout last night as the Roar Roadshow rolls on with a convincing 5-0 rout of QSL Grand Finalists Brisbane Strikers at Perry Park. Goals from Meyer, Bush and Danning completed a throughly professional perfomance from the A-League Champions. Unfortunatly departing midfielder Matt McKay didnt get any game time, but he was swamped with people wishing him well. The starting line-up was something along the lines of
Brisbane started in blistering fashion with emerging striekr James Meyer netting twice in the opening 10 minites. The 1st was a fantastic ball from midfield by Broich who played Meyer in who slotted home calmly at the near post. Brisbane, and Meyer’s second came after 10 mins when Nichols hit a nicley weighted ball thru to Murdocca on the right side, who cut back to Broich , who proceeded to play a 1st time ball to Meyer inside the box who turned and slotted neatly into the net. The rest of the half was laregly uneventful apart from young winger Nick Fitzgerald having a chance ruled out for offside.
The second half started with a range of substitutions with reserve keeper Andrew Redmayne, new central defensive signing Mohammed Adnan, young midfielders Chris Bush and Luke Brattan, aswell as new attacking signing Kofi Danning who made his 1st appearnce in Brisbane Roar Colours. The third goal came just after the hour mark, when Chris Bush picked the ball up 25 yards from goal, played a neat 1-2 off Kofi Danning before slotting home. Danning then netted the 4th goal not long after when Brisbane’s front 3 pressured the Strikers backline before the right back misjudged his back pass and Danning nipped in ahead of the young keeper to make it 4. Young midfielder Bush then rounded out the scoring late on when he was played in. It ended 5-0, a most professional and probably the best performance of the pre-season thus far.
Scoreboard and lineups courtesty of Brisbaneroar.com.au
Brisbane Strikers 0
Brisbane Roar 5 (James MEYER 4’, 10’, Chris BUSH 64’, 83’, Kofi DANNING 67’)
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Perry Park, Brisbane
Referee: Matt Gillett
Brisbane Roar line-up: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Matthew JURMAN, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Nicholas FITZGERALD, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 14. Jack HINGERT, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 21. James MEYER, 22. Thomas BROICH
Substitutes: 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 9. Kofi DANNING. 10. Tomislav CIRJAK, 11. James DONACHIE, 12. Matt MUNDY, 13. George LAMBADARIDIS, 16. Mohamed ADNAN, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 19. Chris BUSH, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 23. Jake McLEAN, 24. Ken DOUGALL