Brisbane power past Peninsula

Brisbane Roar capped another successful Roar Roadshow at A.J. Kelly Park with a 3-0 training match win over hosts and reigning Veto Premier League champions Peninsula Power.

Brisbane Roar capped another successful Roar Roadshow at A.J. Kelly Park with a 3-0 training match win over hosts and reigning Veto Premier League champions Peninsula Power.

In addition to the football, local fans got the opportunity to meet their favourite Brisbane Roar players and have their Roar items signed.

As throughout the pre-season program, the Roar Roadshow event allowed the club to continue to spread the anti-racism message through the Queensland Roars Against Racism campaign.

Having secured a 4-0 training match win over Olympic the previous week, coach Ange Postecoglou was looking for more improvement from his squad and they didn-t disappoint their boss.

A big crowd turned out for the match and they were rewarded with quality football played by both teams on the night.

German import Thomas Broich made his first starting appearance for Brisbane and showed the qualities which made Postecoglou so keen to secure his services. Broich showed more of the good passing, bursts of speed and vision he displayed in his substitute appearance against Olympic.

Trialist James Meyer - from Eastern Suburbs FC - again put in another strong showing at right-back to push his claim for a contract for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.

However, it was another new boy Matt Smith who opened the scoring in the match midway through the first 40 minute half when he rose above the Peninsula Power defence to head a Matt McKay corner into the goal.

Brisbane had a second a short time later when Brazilian winger Henrique was brought down in the box by Power keeper Jordan Buchanan - who was outstanding in goal throughout the first half - which was converted comfortably by his countryman Reinaldo.

Brisbane-s third goal was the best of the night with a flowing move resulting in McKay capping off a sterling personal performance with a goal.

Broich split the Power defence with a sublime pass which Reinaldo flicked into the path of McKay and the midfielder rounded the keeper to finish with his right foot.

The Power provided their own threat throughout the second half, with James Baty hitting the post towards the end of the contest.

Brisbane next takes on an African Invitational XI in the George Wani Fundraising game at Goodwin Park, Yeronga on Saturday.

Kick-off for the match is 7pm.

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