‘We need to be better’ – Moon wants more from Roar despite big Glory win

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Brisbane Roar had their first away win of the season as they embarrassed Perth Glory 4-1 on Saturday night but head coach Warren Moon believes his side must do better.

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Despite their previous unsuccessful away runs, Roar maintained belief that they would secure three points away from home and their confidence heading into the fixture against Perth may have been their 12th man on the field.

The confidence stemmed from a win in their previous fixture which has now doubled in value by securing back-to-back wins along with three points away from Brisbane.

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Moon said he can see his side in the final six but said realistically they will not make it until they change their game.

“There’s still lots we can improve on and if we’re serious about marking a charge for the finals – we need to be better,” he said.

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Moon indicated that his side could have prevented Perth’s late goal if they had not switched off in the final moments.

This has been a recurring issue for Roar throughout the season, particularly in high-stake games, leaving the lack of awareness to cost them in the long run.

“We switch off and concede the sloppy goal. In the grand scheme of things it might not matter, but to me, it matters – it costs us points,” Moon said.

As the season’s end draws closer, Brisbane will need to implement improvements with time working against them.

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However, looking beyond the flaws, Brisbane will use the win as a foundation to build on and they do so by embracing the younger players following the contribution of two of their youngsters in their most recent success.

Moon said while the likes of Nicholas Olsen and Louis Zabala are performing and gaining experience, he is looking forward to the moment when the rest of his squad returns back fit.

He believes the competition will be fierce and this added impact may be the final push needed to secure points and progress through the ranks.

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Brisbane look to take the win in their stride and make up for prior errors as they hunt for seven points which could place them into the finals race.

Brisbane Roar next host ladder leaders, Melbourne City, on Wednesday.

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Ash Ramos
Ash Ramos
Journalism student at Curtin University covering Perth Glory for the 2021/22 A-leagues season. Siuuu

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