Home crowd will be huge for Roar come finals

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Brisbane Roar coach Warren Moon has commended his side’s recent home form despite a 2-0 loss to reigning champions Sydney FC on Saturday night.

The Roar have only lost three times in 13 matches at Moreton Daily Stadium and will be hoping to continue their good run at home in their elimination final against Adelaide United on June 13.

Moon said in the post-match press conference he was happy with the form his side had shown at their adopted home in Redcliffe.

“We love playing here and hopefully next week we get the right result in a game that’s of greater importance, with a packed crowd behind us,” he said.

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The final score line against Sydney did not reflect the largely dominant performance from the Roar which included the majority of possession, field position and total shots.

“Obviously disappointed with the result but it was a pleasing performance. Got some young boys in and I’m really pleased with the way they performed tonight,” Warren said.

“Apart from that first 15 or so minutes, we controlled that football match. I think the stats were 31 shots to 12 so I think that says we did pretty well in the match.”

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Moon said he hoped Roar fans turned up in numbers to support their club next week in what will be a big event on the Queensland calendar.

“Well we hope it will be a big event, we want to pack out the stadium and we want our Queensland public to come and be as vocal as they can and as intimidating as they can for the opposition,” Moon said.

“It will give the boys a big lift, you saw it today when the crowd got going in the second half it lifted us and we found an extra leg and kept going.”

This result against Sydney means Brisbane finish the regular season in fourth place on the ladder, while The Sky Blues remain in second and have earned a week off.

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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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