Roar send Adelaide packing with back-to-back losses

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Thomas Kristensen and Tommy Oar proved themselves a dangerous duo at Sunday’s double header at Suncorp Stadium, grabbing a 4-0 win over Adelaide United.

The game began with end-to-end play and no real chances from either side; the closest attempts were made by Thomas Broich and Dimitri Petratos who failed to match Eugene Galekovic’s early defending efforts.

Sergio Guardiola was central to Adelaide’s sturdy first half possession, however his inability to execute an effective final touch led to a late cross finding Henrique in the box and a strike directly into Jamie Young’s hands.

In the 28th minute Kristensen managed to slip a ball through Tarek Elrich’s legs to Oar who sent a seamless cross back to Kristensen met with a stooping header straight into the back of the net.

Just two minutes later, Oar managed to beat an offside trap and placed a square ball in Kristensen’s path, which he sent soaring past Galekovic to secure Brisbane a 2-0 lead.

While Adelaide maintained prominent possession in the first half, Roar’s defence and execution on their limited opportunities managed to keep the score in even until half time.

As the second half commenced an early foul by Jesse Makarounas earnt a yellow card and conceded a free kick for Brisbane.

Petratos sent the ball high in front of the net which was met by Broic,h who got airborne to execute a superb header past Galekovic, bringing the score to 3-0.

Adelaide fought desperately to equalise in the final fifteen minutes, however attempts by Guardiola and Iacopo La Rocca were off target and failed to meet the back of the net.

A disastrous hand ball by Henrique led to a free spot kick for Brisbane in the 85th minute and Jamie Maclaren stepped up to deliver an unsurprising fourth goal for the home side.

Despite tireless efforts to rob Roar of their clean sheet, Adelaide were unable to put points on the board and left Queensland with back to back losses following their W-League counterparts efforts.

Round Eleven will see Brisbane take on Central Coast Mariners in New South Wales, which is sure to be an interesting match due to Mariners recent upturn and defeat over fifth standing Perth Glory.

Brisbane Roar – 3 (KRISTENSEN 28’ 30’, BROICH 55’, MACLAREN 85’)
Adelaide United – 0

Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 15 605

Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay
Fourth Official: Alan Milliner

Brisbane Roar
3. DE VERE Luke, 5. BROWN Corey, 7. KRISTIENSEN Thomas, 9. MACLAREN Jamie, 11. OAR Thomas, 13. NORTH Jade, 17. MCKAY Matthew, 19. HINGERT Jack, 21. YOUNG Jamie (gk)  22. BROICH Thomas, 23. PETRATOS Dimitri
Substitutes
4. BOWLES Daniel, 8. PEPPER Jacob, 15. ARANA Manuel, 28. BORRELLO Brandon, 43. BILIC Tomislav

Adelaide United
1. GALEKOVIC Eugene, 3. LA ROCCA Iacopo, 4. McGOWAN Dylan, 7. HENRIQUE, 9. GUARDIOLA Sergio, 10. CARRUSCA Marcelo, 16. MAKAROUNAS Jesse, 17. MILEUSNIC Nikola, 19. GARUCCIO Benjamin, 21. ELRICH Tarek, 25. HOLLAND James
Substitutes
5. REGAN Taylor, 11. CIRIO Sergio, 14. MELLS George, 20. HALL John (gk) 22. KITTO Ryan

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