Brisbane Roar climb to second following draw

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Brisbane Roar have continued their unbeaten streak with a 1-1 draw to Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

The Roar have now gone ten games undefeated and sit temporarily in second place on the Hyundai A-League ladder.

A lackluster first half saw plenty of end to end play and opportunities but neither side capable of overcoming defensive pressure to hit the back of the net.

As expected Thomas Broich was a dominant force on the field, driving the ball, creating chances and assisting his teammates including that of Corey Brown who collected the first goal of the game in the 52nd minute.

Brown latched on to a ball into the area and hit it with venom first time, powering the ball into the net and giving Brisbane Roar a 1-0 lead.

Jumpei Kusukaki earnt an early yellow card for clipping Broich’s ankles in a tackle, followed by Dimitri Petratos and Brendon Santalab making it into the ref’s book for two questionable challenges.

As the second half got underway, Roar lifted and maintained predominant possession of the ball, allowing Maclaren and Petratos consecutive shots at the net.

In similar state to the game at play, Suncorp’s patchy field condition dominated debate regarding whether or not the match was affected by its poor post-concert turf.

With a hattrick of wins in sight, Brisbane wasn’t letting the pitch state faze them, however a soon after faltered moment conceded a freekick to Dimas, which resulted in an equaliser for the Western Sydney side.

A dummy wrong footed Roar goalkeeper Theo and allowed Dimas to curl the ball into the far top corner of the net to level the scores at 1-1 in the 68th minute.

As the game came to a close, Wanderers were left to finish with only 10 men after Santalab was sent off the field for an apparent right arm strike at Roar defender Jade North’s face in the 90th minute.

The result sees Brisbane climb to second spot on the A-League ladder behind Sydney FC who currently hold a six point lead.

Meanwhile, 2015 grand finalists Western Sydney Wanderers have moved to fifth place but could finish as low as seventh depending on the performance of rivals Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory this week.

Brisbane Roar 1 (Brown 51’)
Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Dimas 68’)

Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
Assistant Referees: David Walsh and Ashton Shchetinin
Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett

Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 13, 110

Brisbane Roar: 1. THEO Michael (GK), 3. DeVERE Luke, 5. BROWN Corey, 7. KRISTENSEN Thomas, 9. MACLAREN Jamie, 11. OAR Thomas, 13. NORTH Jade, 17. McKAY Matthew (C), 19. HINGERT Jack, 22. BROICH Thomas, 23. PETRATOS Dimitri
Substitutes: 21. YOUNG Jamie (GK), 4. BOWLES Daniel, 8. PEPPER Jacob, 15. ARANA Manuel, 28. BORRELLO Brandon

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1. TYSON Jerrad (GK), 3. CLISBY Jack, 6. NICHOLS Mitchell, 8. DIMAS, 12. NEVILLE Scott, 13. PINATARES Bruno, 14. KUSUKAMI Jumpei, 16. SOTIRIO Jaushua, 17. BORDA Aritz, 22. ASPROPOTAMITIS Jonathan, 23. SCOTT Lachlan
Substitutes: 20. REDMAYNE Andrew (GK), 10. MARTINEZ Nicolas, 11. SANTALAB Brendon, 15. BACCUS Kearyn, 42. BACCUS Keanu

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