Weekend wrap: Thijssen era begins with a point, wins for Youth and Women.

A LEAGUE ROAR GLORY

Brisbane Roar 1 (Henrique 86’)
Perth Glory 1 (Djulbic 20’)
13,043 at Lang Park, Brisbane

Brisbane: Young, Bowles, North, Smith, Brown, Petratos, Brattan, McKay, Henrique, Broich, Borrello.
Substitutions: Lustica for Petratos (59’), Kurtishi for Borrello (74’).
Unused Substitutes: Acton, Donachie, Danning.
Yellow Cards: North.
Red Cards: Nil.

Perth: Vukovic, Risdon, Djulbic, Thwaite, Jamieson, Griffiths, Marinkovic, De Silva, Garcia, Hersi, Keogh.
Substitutions: Nichols for Hersi (18’), Harold for Marinkovic (61’), Ferreira for Garcia (81’).
Unused Substitutes: Duncan, Maclaren.
Yellow Cards: Risdon, Griffiths.
Red Cards: Nil.

Brisbane have began the Frans Thijssen era with a 1-1 draw yesterday afternoon in Brisbane after a later Henrique goal cancelled out Dino Djulbic’s first half goal. Brisbane had a couple of chances in the first half, with Henrique having a couple of good chances. It was however the league leading Perth who took the lead after a fantastic volley from Dino Djulbic from right on the penalty spot gave Young no chance in goals.

Brisbane have began the Frans Thijssen era with a 1-1 draw yesterday afternoon in Brisbane after a later Henrique goal cancelled out Dino Djulbic’s first half goal. Brisbane had a couple of chances in the first half, with Henrique having a couple of good chances. It was however the league leading Perth who took the lead after a fantastic volley from Dino Djulbic from right on the penalty spot gave Young no chance in goals.

After the goal, Perth began to sit back and allow Brisbane to have the ball, with Perth happy to sit and hit on the counter attack, a move which gave Brisbane the chance to return to playing in a style fitting the club’s philosophy- something that has become a bit of a focal point after last weeks events. However, despite having plenty of possession and territory, things broke down when the team got towards the final third of the pitch. They would however get their reward late on when Henrique was played in for his fifth league goal of the season.

Next up Brisbane embarks on a road trip which could go some way to defining their season with four consecutive road games, starting on Wednesday against Western Sydney in a catch-up game from round four. Infact between now and February, there is just one home game –Sydney Dec 30- thanks to the Asian Cup and another postponed game with the Wanderers.

Match Stats:
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Earlier in the afternoon the ladies team rounded out a tough home campaign with a home win against Canberra who are fighting for a finals place. Goals from Tameka Butt and Katrina Gorry cancelled out Ashleigh Sykes early opening goal. Brisbane’s W-League campaign concludes next weekend with a trip to Western Sydney Wanderers.

Brisbane Roar 2 (Butt 40’, Gorry 47’)
Canberra United 1 (Sykes 28’)

Finally this afternoon, the National Youth League side has beaten Sydney FC 3-2 at Dunmore Park in Toowong. An early goal from Devante Clut opened the scoring after just three minutes with a lob from 25 yards over the keeper. Sydney then equalised ten minutes later via Muata-Marlow who was able to head home from a corner.

After an even remainder to the first half, and start to the second Brisbane eventually went ahead with 20 minutes to go after a flowing move saw substitute Samuel Sibatuara find the back of the net. Brisbane then put the game away two minutes later when fellow substitute Abraham Yango made a run down the left before finishing into the bottom corner of the net. A late goal from Lokoli Ngoy gave the visitors hope, but they never really created a chance to win it. Next up for the Brisbane youth side is a trip to Canberra to take on the FFA Centre of Excellence –or AIS if you prefer- next Sunday.

Brisbane Roar 3 (Clut 3, Sibatuara 70’, Yango 72’)
Sydney FC 2 (Muata- Marlow 14’, Ngoy 86’)

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