Adelaide too strong for Roar

Brisbane Roar left their trademark comeback too late in Friday’s pre-season fixture against Adelaide United, leaving them on the short end of a 6-2 score line at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Brisbane Roar left their trademark late revival too late in Friday-s pre-season fixture against Adelaide United, leaving them on the short end of a 6-2 score line at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Reds, 12 days out from their AFC Champions League quarter-final against Uzbek outfit Bunyodkor, ran out to a 3-0 lead before the half-time break, thanks to an early goal to Fabian Barbiero and a double to defender Iain Fyfe.

Last season-s Hyundai A-League Golden Boot winner Besart Berisha had a second-half penalty saved by Adelaide goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic before Iain Ramsey further increased the home side-s lead.

Roar substitute Rocky Visconte, a South Australian playing in his hometown, reduced the deficit late in the fixture, scoring twice within five minutes of his introduction but former Brisbane striker Sergio van Dijk netted a stoppage time goal to confirm the result for the Reds.

Adelaide United FC 6 (Fabien BARBIERO 22-, Iain FYFE 26-,33-, Jeronimo NEUMANN 59-, Iain RAMSEY 77-, Sergio VAN DIJK 90+2-) Brisbane Roar 2 (Rocky VISCONTE 82-,85-) Friday, 7 September 2012 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Kick-off: 8pm Referee: Brenton Haywood

Adelaide United: 1. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 3. Nigel BOOGAARD (4. Jon McKAIN 76-), 5. Iain FYFE, 6. CASSIO (12.Antony GOLEC 63-), 10. Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce DJITE (9. Sergio VAN DIJK 63-), 14. Cameron WATSON, 16. Daniel BOWLES, 17. Iain RAMSAY, 18. Fabian BARBIERO (27. Jordan ELSEY 76-), 23. Evan KOSTOPOULOS (21. Jeronimo NEUMANN 46- (15. Jacob MELLING 78-)

Brisbane Roar: 20. Matt ACTON (gk) (1. Michael THEO (gk) 46-), 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Matthew JURMAN, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Besart BERISHA, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (18. Luke BRATTAN 73-), 10. HENRIQUE (17. Mitch NICHOLS 63-), 11.Ben HALLORAN (14. Rocky VISCONTE 81-), 13. Yuji TAKAHASHI, 22. Thomas BROICH (16. DO Dong-Hyun 46-)