He’s off the mark for Brisbane Roar and now Ben Halloran is hungry for more goals in the orange jersey.
He-s off the mark for Brisbane Roar and now Ben Halloran is hungry for more goals in the orange jersey.
It took him six and a half matches for the former Gold Coast United man to find the back of the net for his new club, the duck finally breaking as he carefully placed the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area in Friday night-s 4-2 win over Sydney FC.
That-s not to say his contributions on the pitch haven-t been appreciated by the Roar faithful with his quick runs down the wing an early highlight in the club-s Hyundai A-League 2012/13 campaign.
According to Head Coach Rado Vidosic, much of Halloran-s form comes down to confidence and after watching his new recruit score his maiden Brisbane goal, he-s hoping there-s more to come from the 20-year-old.
“He did really well the other night, he did really well, he just needs to believe in himself a little bit more when he-s in one on one situations,” Vidosic said.
“He needs to take charge of it - we know he-s got the skill, we know he-s got the speed and once he gets behind opponents, no one can catch him.
“He needs to back himself a little bit more.
“The goal definitely helped him with confidence so it was great to see him score his first goal and his performance after the goal was also brilliant.”
Throughout the early stages of Halloran-s budding football career - the match against the Sky Blues his 32nd at Hyundai A-League level - he-s shown he-s more than a goal-scorer.
Halloran scored four for Gold Coast United but it-s his pace and technique on the ball that saw more than one team chase his signature after his former club became defunct.
Still, the Cairns-born winger was relieved to finally find the back of the net for Brisbane, becoming the team-s sixth different goal scorer this season.
“Amongst the club, I didn-t feel too much pressure,” Halloran said.
“The boys have been pretty patient with me and so has Rado.
“But within myself, I want to score goals for the team because that-s part of my job.
“It-s good just to have the monkey off the back and hopefully I can score some more now.”