Thomas Broich scored deep into extra time on Friday night to push the Brisbane Roar past Melbourne Victory 2-1 and book their place in the Hyundai A-League Semi Finals.

Although his thumping headed goal in the 93rd minute was not typical of the German, his late winner epitomised his side’s ability to come from behind and snatch victory right at the death this season.

Since arriving in Brisbane in 2010, Broich has won two Johnny Warren Medals, two A-League Premierships and he is determined to add a fourth Championship by the end of the season.

“It’s an incredible story that we’re still writing,” he said.

“It’s unbelievable, the spirit of this team, we’re never giving up. It happens time and again.

“It’s something we’re really proud of.”

The Roar recovered more points (14) from losing positions than any other side this season and after their comeback against the Victory, they have now never lost a home finals game in nine attempts.

Head coach John Aloisi has spoken often this season about the mental strength of his squad and first noticed it when he arrived in the off-season with the club in financial turmoil.

But Broich said it was not an easy thing to describe.

“I don’t know. It’s just a really great bunch of guys that work hard together,” he said.

“I guess when you never stop, you get the rewards.

“It’s the story of the squad to keep pushing.”

That grit and determination is nothing new for the Roar, particularly in crunch encounters.

Each of Brisbane’s previous Championship triumphs, in 2011, 2012 and 2014, were won after the Roar trailed but Broich said they needed to improve if they wanted a chance to repeat those heroics.

“We have to,” he said.

“The first half was really ordinary, really slow. We decided to go long when it wasn’t necessary.

“We couldn’t hold onto the ball for more than two passes. Even the most technically gifted players in the team were just giving it away for fun.”

A week after Lawrence Thomas denied them the Premiers Plate with a sublime showing in goal, the goalkeeper wasn’t tested once in the first half by Brisbane.

Only deep in the second half, especially after Jason Geria was sent off in the 80th minute, did the Roar begin to rally and Broich said the reaction was vital even if the performance was disappointing.

“At half time a few of the boys really blew up and said it was unacceptable,” he said.

“The coach kept his cool. We knew that we had to change something for the second half.

“I don’t know how this can happen in a game of this importance but it did happen. The important thing is we showed a reaction.”

Brisbane now face a date with the Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday afternoon and Broich said he was excited about experiencing the finals atmosphere again at Pirtek Stadium.

“I really look forward to that one,” he said.

“We played there three years ago and lost the semis to them.

“(The atmosphere) was unbelievable.”

Broich believed that the unpredictable season so far could leave the door open for the Roar to take advantage.

“I think the story of the season generally is that of inconsistency,” he said.

“I feel like there’s not one team out there clearly better than anyone else.

“For us it’s important to not slip again.

“If we really want to be contesting for the trophy we can’t have that again, that’s the main thing.”

Knowing the Roar’s record and the topsy-turvy A-League season so far, it’s hard to count Brisbane out until the final whistle has been blown.

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