Kaluderovic scores, Brisbane hit Central Coast for five in NYLPosted: February 7, 2015
Brisbane Roar (5) Clut 26’ (p.k), 81’, Kaluderovic 34’, Brady 64’, Yango 76’
Central Coast Mariners (1) Curran 3’ at Perry Park, Brisbane.
Brisbane Roar have maintained their charge in the National Youth League this afternoon with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Central Coast Mariners at Perry Park. A Devante Clut brace, in addition to goals from Shannon Brady, Abraham Yango and new signing Andrija Kaluderovic were more than enough to cancel out Jesse Curran’s early goal for the visitors.
As mentioned, it was the visitors who got off to a fast start, with Jesse Curran scoring in just the third minute after catching Brisbane’s left hand side defence out. From there, it was almost all Brisbane for the rest of the game, with the hosts controlling the game and creating chances in a fashion which the first team was unable to do so last night.
Brisbane’s equaliser arrived after 26 minutes when the hosts were awarded a penalty after Jack Hingert was fouled in the box after a good run, and Devante Clut stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way.
It was then the turn of new signing Andrija Kaluderovic, who had already been denied a goal due to the ball crossing the by-line, to find the net. After some good build up play down the right hand side from Hingert and Shelford Dais, Kaluderovic finished coolly for his first goal in Brisbane colours. He nearly had a second minutes later, but despite a sublime shot that beat the keeper on the near post, he was ruled marginally offside.
Into the second half and the host side maintained their control of the game, with a combination down the left hand side from Clut and full-back Matt Schmidt lead to Shannon Brady rounding the keeper and making it 3-1 just on the hour mark, essentially sealing the three points.
Brisbane kept pushing forward, and it was substitute Abraham Yango who scored the goal of the game in the 76th minute after rifling a shot into the back of the net after a counter attack. The move was somewhat fortunate as it started with a poor back pass from Hingert to Fraser Chalmers, with the keeper taking a touch around the defender and playing the ball out to the left wing where Dais was in plenty of space. From there Dais carried the ball forward, before picking out Yango who finished the flowing move.
Devante Clut then rounded out the scoring with 10 minutes to play after some he took advantage of some suspect defending from the Mariners, slotting it past goalkeeper Sorras.
As mentioned previously, both Andrija Kaluderovic and Luke DeVere both made their debut’s –second debut in DeVere’s case- in the game, and both looked handy out there. DeVere was untroubled and did what he was required to, while making the occasional run into the midfield in the way he did before he left. Kaluderovic looked impressive and sharp, with a solid work rate with and without the ball, and seemingly the nous in front of goal which has been missing this season. He scored one, and could have had a couple more. Both were substituted after an hour and figure to be involved next week against Central Coast in some capacity.
Up next: It’s a big week for the NYL side, with a catch-up game at home to the Wanderers on Wednesday afternoon at Perry Park, before rounding out the week with another home game against the FFA Centre of Excellence on Sunday. Both games are at Perry Park, with Wednesday’s game against the Wanderers starting at the not so fan friendly time of 3.00pm.