The Brisbane Roar recorded another comeback win against the Newcastle Jets on Sunday to keep their Premiership hopes alive and go into their final fixture of the season with their heads held high.

Their fate is now in their own hands after Melbourne City’s slip-up against Perth Glory and a win in their final fixture means they will be crowned Premiers.

Head coach John Aloisi is confident his players can stand up and be counted when they face Melbourne Victory on Saturday.

“The boys have shown that they can play big games,” he said.

“Our last five games have all been massive and we’ve won four of them.

“The boys know how to step up. We’ve got big game players. We’ve got winners in our side.”

Brisbane dominated the opening exchanges against Newcastle but couldn’t make it count even after red hot Jamie Maclaren was played in one-on-one with Mark Birighitti after five minutes.

They allowed the Jets to get back into it through Leonardo’s penalty just after the half time break.

“I thought they were well coached, they showed good structure and at times they made it difficult for us,” he said.

“We knew it was going to be tough.”

The Roar fought back after Nigel Boogaard was dismissed for the visitors with Henrique scoring a spot kick and Thomas Broich hitting the winner on the 70 minute mark.

Aloisi believed the character his side showed to come from behind was admirable but they often made it harder than it needed to be.

“We felt that we could still get into the game and end up winners but we made it hard for ourselves by going down,” he said.

Thomas Broich’s crucial winner was his first goal of the season and his manager was pleased he was able to get his reward for his work during the campaign.

“It’s been coming, he’s been getting into great positions throughout the season,” he said.

“When he came inside it opened up the pitch all the time and he was causing problems all night.”

Attention now turns to the trip to Melbourne next week.

Leading scorer Besart Berisha is suspended and others may be rested after Victory’s Asian Champions League game in midweek.

But Aloisi said there can be no complacency.

“I would say that it’s good for us that Berisha is not playing,” he said.

“We’re confident that if we play at our best we’re going to win the game.

“It’s not going to be easy.”

His own star striker Maclaren went off injured in the second half but he is expected fit for the final fixture.

“He just got a knock on his ankle he should be alright.”

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