Roar claim inaugural Surf City Cup

Brisbane Roar have claimed the inaugural Surf City Cup thanks to victories over Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets at the Croatian Sports Centre on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

A maiden Brisbane Roar goal from off-season recruit Jai Ingham proved decisive as a youthful Roar side containing 12 BRFC Academy products defeated defending Hyundai A-League Premiers Perth Glory 1-0 on Friday night.

Two days later, a fellow off-season recruit in Bradden Inman bagged a brace while Young Roar striker Mirza Muratovic was also on target as the Roar secured a 3-1 victory over the Jets.

The pair of weekend wins see Roar pick up their first silverware of the 2019/20 season, being crowned inaugural Surf City Cup Champions with a great variety of members from both the Club's Hyundai A-League & Academy squads involved.

Speaking following Sunday's win over the Jets, Inman says it was pleasing to string together back-to-back victories against Hyundai A-League opposition.


Photos: Paul Smith & Andrew Hudson

"The boys came here Friday and won 1-0 and then obviously we followed it up with a good 3-1 win on Sunday," Inman said.

"It's all new to me, it's exciting. Newcastle are a good team and they showed it in the second half especially, they pressed us well and they got a goal back.

"I thought our boys were excellent today and we're really gelling well together."

The Roar's attention now turns to continuing preparations for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season which begins with an away date against Perth Glory at HBF Park on Sunday, 13 October (5pm KO QLD time).

SURF CITY CUP RESULTS

Game 1: Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Friday, 30 August

Brisbane Roar 1 (Ingham 61') 

Perth Glory 0

Game 2: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Sunday, 1 September

Brisbane Roar 3 (Muratovic 16', Inman 39', 81')

Newcastle Jets 1 (Fitzgerald 46')