Brindell-South stunner exemplifies Roar’s ‘intent and bravery’

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Brisbane Roar’s fast start against Sydney FC almost looked like being undone early in the second half on Sunday.

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But that was before a corker of a goal in the 72nd minute from the rarest of avenues, substitute defender Josh Brindell-South.

The defender’s sweet strike was only bettered by his courage and intent to be in that situation in the first place, according to Roar coach Warren Moon.

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“I don’t know if he’s gotten that far up the field before if I’m honest with you,” Moon joked post-game.

“He’s like a Ferrari in the garage, and when he wants to take it out for a spin he’s some player.”

Aggression and courage was the order of the day for Brisbane, who snapped a home-game goal drought in the sixth minute thanks to Charlie Austin.

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Moreton Daily Stadium was treated to another Brisbane goal minutes later when Carlo Armiento’s boot proved true.

“We made sure we were on the front foot from the start,” Moon said.

“It’s the intent and bravery to take forward runs, take chances like Josh and Carlo did.”

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Moon stressed that while his side was proving stingy in defence, he always knew their attack would stem from a positive attitude.

“I want to see our boys take the game on,” he said.

“We’ve been solid defensively but now we want to add a bit more potency.”

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The Roar’s first victory of the season has given the side belief they can compete with the very best, as long as they have the right approach.

Brisbane’s coach insists his side can do anything, like thump Sydney FC, when they seek to be damaging offensively.

“We deserved that today, from start to finish. They had their moments for sure but we were the better side,” he said.

“When we get it right we’re a good side and a match for anyone.”

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Liam Cook
Aspiring football enthusiast. Covering Brisbane Roar in 2022/23.

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