Brisbane Roar have suffered a 3-1 defeat against Perth Glory in Friday night’s A-League clash at HBF Park.
Diego Castro put Perth into the lead towards the end of the first stanza but Brisbane came back into the contest on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a stunning build-up and excellent deep header from Jack Hingert.
After the break, Bruno Fornaroli scored with a well-taken half-volley before Castro wrapped up proceedings with his second goal from close range.
Head Coach Warren Moon was positive about the performances from his charges despite finishing on the wrong side of the ledger.
“I thought we were very much in control of the first half,” Moon said post-match.
“Second half was a good contest.”
“We were undone by two well-taken goals which gave them the ascendency…then obviously they got the third to steal it.”
The Roar were unfortunate to not have found the back of the net more than just the once on the back of some excellent opportunities.
Dylan Wenzel-Halls and Golgol Mebrahtu, on his starting debut and the recipient of an ugly head clash early in the first, both striking the woodwork before half-time.
“We couldn’t stop scoring a few weeks ago. We’re creating the same amount of chances but our [good] performance is still there,” Moon added.
“As long as we keep ticking [off] those targets and producing those performances as a group then it will turn around for us.”
The Roar’s next challenge is a return home to Moreton Daily Stadium to face defending champions Sydney FC next weekend. Get your tickets HERE.
Perth Glory - Castro 40’ - 1-0
Nick D’Agostino fakes to shoot before laying the ball off to Castro who cuts onto his right foot and fires past Jamie Young’s outstretched left hand.
Brisbane Roar - Hingert 45+3’ - 1-1
A scintillating 22-pass build-up from the Roar and tidy Corey Brown cross from the left is headed home from distance by Hingert.
Perth Glory - Fornaroli 68’ - 2-1
Almost from nothing, a Neil Kilkenny pass is touched back by Kosuke Ota for Fornaroli to half volley home from inside the penalty area.
Perth Glory - Castro 75’ - 3-1
Ota breaks down the right flank and crosses. Young can only parry the ball as far as Costa who scores from close range.
A-League 2020/21 Matchweek 10: Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar
HBF Park, Perth
Friday, 26 February
Perth Glory 3 (Castro 40’, 75’, Fornaroli 68’)
Brisbane Roar 1 (Hingert 45+3’)