Lessons learnt in Roar preparation

Ahead of tomorrow’s National Youth League fixture against Melbourne Heart, Brisbane Roar vice-captain Ross Archibald is confident the team has learnt from the lessons of the two clubs’ previous meeting.

Ahead of tomorrow-s National Youth League fixture against Melbourne Heart, Brisbane Roar vice-captain Ross Archibald is confident the team has learnt from the lessons of the two clubs- previous meeting.

In round three of this season-s NYL campaign, the Roar travelled south to face the Heart, only to be beaten 2-1 with goals in the opening and closing minutes of the match.

Now, five weeks later, Archibald is sure the right approach from him and his teammates will see them make amends.

“I thought we had a good warm up down there but we just switched off in the first minute and the last minute,” Archibald said.

“We had a few young boys playing that game and we-ve all learned from it.

“Melbourne Heart is sitting third on the ladder, one spot above us so I think it-ll be a good game on the weekend.”

Playing at home will favour the Brisbane side with Goodwin Park providing Head Coach John Sime and his team of youngsters a prime, flat pitch to both train on during the week and play at on the weekends.

After losing their first home match of the season 1-0 to Melbourne Victory, the Roar Youth are unbeaten at Goodwin Park in their past four outings.

“There-s a great surface there and we can definitely play our football the way we like to on that pitch, so it suits us,” Archibald said.

“We managed to get a win there last week and against AIS so hopefully we can build on that.”

Brisbane Roar Youth face Melbourne Heart Youth tomorrow at the amended kick-off time of 2.30pm at Goodwin Park, Cansdale Street, Yeronga.

Tickets available at the gate - adults $5, concession $2, U15 and BRFC members free.