Roar hoping for blue skies in take two against Sydney

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Brisbane Roar are hopeful their home ground advantage under a hot Queensland sun will serve them well in their second clash with Sydney FC in as many weeks.

The Roar drew nil-all with last season’s champions last time out but were outclassed by Perth Glory 3-1 in their previous A-league fixture.

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Head coach Warren Moon said his side were looking forward to returning to Moreton Daily Stadium and testing themselves against the Sky Blues again.

“We are looking forward to the challenge on our home patch and felt we acquitted ourselves really well down there,” he said.

“Looking forward to bringing them up here in the heat and giving them a good game.

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While not revealing where his side went wrong and how they are going to improve, Moon was hopeful their luck would change.

“We ran out of luck at times, but we also gave as good as we got as well,” he said.

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“We got a lot out of the game, not everything I am going to go through here today, but there are things we think we could do better against them.”

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Despite creating plenty of chances, an area of concern for Moon is his side’s inability to take their chances in front of goal.

Moon said his side must make the most of their opportunities if they are to beat Sydney and return to the form which saw them win four matches on the trot.

“That’s the game. We can talk about all the other key indicators in the match; possession, territory and where you might be but ultimately, it is all about taking your chances and scoring goals,” Moon said.

“If we do that, we have a chance to win any game, it is as simple as that.”

The Roar are still without veteran striker, who injured his hamstring against the Sky Blues last game.

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Moon is expected to turn to new signing Golgol Mebrahtu to convert his chances against Sydney, after he made his debut off the bench at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium two weeks ago.

After his first start against Glory last week, Mebrahtu said his partnership with fellow striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls and the rest of the team would continue to grow as the season progressed.

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“I think those partnerships will start to develop the more time we spend on the pitch with each other,” Mebrahtu said.

“I think we saw a bit of that in the last game, hopefully we will see a lot more in the future.”

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Mebrahtu was excited to potentially play his first game in front of the home faithful.

“We have got some really talented players, a good mix of experienced and young players and I have been enjoying every moment since I have been here,” he said.

“To be able to play in front of my family and friends, to play at home, to play in the A-League, it has been great, and I am looking forward to tomorrow’s game.”

Roar fans will be hopeful both Mebrahtu and the team will bring the heat against Sydney on Saturday afternoon, just like the beaming Brisbane sun.

Feature Image Credit: Ngau Kai Yan

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Matthew Tsimpikas
Matthew Tsimpikas
Sports lover studying journalism at the Queensland University of Technology. Covering Brisbane Roar FC in the 2020/21 A-League and W-League.

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