Brisbane end home NYL games with a win.Posted: February 15, 2014
Brisbane Roar (2) Borrello 37’-p.k, Ingham 58’
Western Sydney Wanderers (1) McGing 45+
at Goodwin Park, Yeronga.
Chalmers, Hingert, Jackson, Cronin, Walker, Litfin, Clut, Theodore, Brady, Ingham, Borrello.
Substitutions: Crestani for Cronin (60’), Davies for Walker (60’), Danning for Brady (60’)
Unused subs: Cox (GK).
Western Sydney: Manos, Barresi, Cindric, D’Cunha, Hanna, Hooper, Lo, McGing, Olsen, Schmidt, Symons.
Substitutions: Baldacchino for Barresi (45’), Da Silva for Cindric (60’), Stewart for Hooper (60’), Tuxford for Manos (66’).
Brisbane Roar have ended their home campaign in the 2013-14 NYL season with a 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers. Brandon Borrello gave Brisbane the lead with 10 minutes to play in the first half after Jai Ingham was brought down by Wanderers captain Jake McGing from a short corner. Borrello stepped up to the spot, and despite smashing it into the crossbar the linesman flagged for a goal. From my angle it was impossible to tell, but nobody complained at the ruling.
Western Sydney then equalised right on the half time whistle as Jake McGing strolled through the Brisbane defence on the right side before slotting home past Chalmers at the far post. Brisbane then got what would be the winner on the hour mark when Jai Ingham scored a nice goal of his own.
The rest of the game was a fairly even contest, with little more than half chances for both sides. Brisbane gave the ball away a bit much today in dangerous areas allowing the Wanderers in on the counter attack, while Brisbane relied on their customary cut backs which amounted to little.
Notable players/ performances:
Kofi Danning made his first appearance in a game in over a season following his second ACL tear while over in Belgium with Vise. He played 30 minutes and looked ok, but as expected wasn’t overly influential. Other first teamers involved were Jack Hingert who played 90 minutes at right back, and Julius Davies who came off the bench to play at left back. Given the recent midfield signings, it could be that he is either being converted into a full-back, or on the outer and on his way out of the club. Fringe first teamers Devante Clut, Patrick Theodore, Ben Litfin, Lachlan Jackson and Brandon Borrello all played 90 minutes.