Brisbane Roar goal drought doesn’t worry Moon

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Brisbane Roar coach Warren Moon is adamant that scoring goals will not be a problem for his side against an in-form Perth Glory side at HBF Park on Friday night.

The Brisbane side has failed to trouble the scoreboard in their last three A-League matches as their goal drought extends to over 311 minutes of football.

“Obviously we would like to score as we haven’t done so in three games,” Moon said.

“We are still creating the same amount of chances per match and we are putting ourselves in areas where we can score and look to affect the game.”

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Moon remained positive about his team’s recent performances, which included a loss at home to Macarthur FC and successive goalless draws against both Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.

“I’m not looking at the fact that we haven’t scored as an issue, it’s more of an issue when we are not getting anywhere near the goal and not creating chances.”

The side will be without veteran striker Scott McDonald due to injury, which could shape as a massive loss considering he has scored almost half of the Roar’s goals this season.

“Scotty (McDonald) did get an injury so he will be out for a couple of weeks at least, so right now he’s with the physio working hard to try and get back on the park as quickly as possible,” Moon said.

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Moon is tasked with filling the gap and will be looking for attacking inspiration from players like Masato Kudo, Riku Danzaki and especially Dylan Wenzell-Halls, who has been quiet in recent weeks.

Travelling to Perth to take on the Glory will not be an easy task for Moon, who remains confident, but expects a strong game from a side which averages three goals a game and has already scored 15 in the competition.

“They’ve got a lot of firepower and they’ve got some players of quality but they are no different to other sides who have good players in the front third of the pitch.”

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With attacking threats like Bruno Fornaroli in the Perth line-up, strong defence will be vital on Friday night and Moon was quick to point out the good defensive work his side has put in so far this season.

“We pride ourselves on our good defensive structures and we think we are a good side defensively, so whilst we haven’t got results in terms of scoring goals we’ve been good defensively for the last couple of weeks now.”

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Angus Brien
Covering Brisbane Roar A-League and W-League matches during the 2020/2021 season. Currently studying Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Big sports fan and lover of football.
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