Scoring slump continues for a flat Sydney FC

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Coach John Aloisi is in awe of his players after his side’s 3-1 trumping of Sydney FC at a stormy Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

Despite a billowing storm Aloisi’s Roar managed to convincingly thwart an offensively lacking Sydney FC.

“What I wanted from our players was a response from the last couple of weeks. We conceded eight goals, and didn’t do much with possession”, explained Aloisi, referring to his sides disappointing previous games.

“The boys really did well tonight”.

“Sydney had a lot of the ball but we countered, and we countered well.”

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The Roar’s winning goals both came from counter play which saw the Sydney defence crumble as Aloisi’s players ran riot.

“If we play our best we can beat anyone” assured Aloisi.

However, endearingly for the head coach it came down to the strength of his players.

“It helps when you have players like Corona on the ball… Dimi has had a great season, I’m excited for him…Thomas works so hard and is such a great professional for us and Maclaren is a top goal scorer, he showed that tonight.”

“Basically I feel sorry for defences, when one of our players goes off, another comes on just as strong”.

The win thrusts Brisbane Roar back into the midst of title contention however Aloisi says he’s only focused with the job at hand.

“Look, I’m really not looking where we can end up”.

Meanwhile for Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold it was a dismal performance with continuing offensive woes as fans, staff and players alike still seem unsure as to where goals will come from.

“Tonight was flat, from start to finish. We’re not putting the ball in the back of the net and we were struggling to get back”, explained the veteran manager.

One thing is certain and that is the Sydney faithful will be eagerly awaiting the return of captain Alex Brosque as the Sky Blues attack seemed without any direction on the pitch.

“Of course we’re missing him (Brosque). He’s our marquee man, we miss our captain”, lamented Arnold.

The win drops Sydney FC off the title race while keeping them safely within finals zone. Meanwhile for Brisbane, title contention is now firmly on the cards.

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George Vlotis
UTS Journalism graduate and football fanatic. Ex-NSW premier league player and now fortunate enough to be reporting on the A-League. Sydney is Sky Blue. Follow me @VlotisGeorge