Three games, three impressive wins

It was a perfect weekend for Brisbane Roar with important victories on the road for our Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League sides.

Didn't get a chance to see how each team fared or just want to re-live a stellar weekend? Take a look below to catch up on the three huge results from the weekend

Hyundai A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar

  • In wet conditions at ANZ Stadium, the Roar were without 10 regular first-team players but were rarely troubled by the Wanderers.
  • A superbly-struck half-volley from Massimo Maccarone, assisted by a well-placed header from Eric Bautheac, opened the scoring in the opening half. The Italian striker is now up to four goals in his maiden Hyundai A-League season.
  • Ivan Franjic was brought onto the the pitch for his second appearance of the season in the 65th minute before scoring an absolute worldy less than 60 seconds after entering the frey. The strike is Franjic's first in his second stint at Brisbane Roar.
  • The result was Brisbane's first away win of season 2017-18 and brings them to within a point of the top six ahead of Saturday's match at Robina's CBUS Super Stadium against Wellington Phoenix. BE THERE AS THE HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE CELEBRATES STAR WARS ROUND.
  • Captain Matt McKay post-match: "I thought everyone stood up today, did a job and the positives are that we have got guys coming back. It was a really solid performance, we just dug in. Obviously conditions were wet, but it was a great pitch and we really enjoyed it tonight."
Franjic


Westfield W-League: Canberra United 0-1 Brisbane Roar

  • The Roar Women made it three wins on the trot, and kept their 100% win record away from home this season intact, with a win against second-placed Canberra United.
  • Former Canberra stars Hayley Raso and Celeste Boureille both started for the Roar and were superb contributors through the 90 minutes with Raso creating regular chances on the right wing.
  • Brisbane dominated the match and Mackenzie Arnold was rarely tested, but the scores remained deadlocked until Katrina Gorry combined with Tameka Butt for the game's only goal in the 67th minute.
  • The result consolidates the Roar's spot inside the top two of the Westfield W-League. A win against the Jets at A.J. Kelly Park on Sunday afternoon would take Brisbane to outright top. SECURE YOUR SEATS HERE. 
  • Head Coach Mel Andreatta: "Our leaders stood up and we controlled the contest which I'm very happy about. We return to Brisbane with confidence and look forward to playing in front of our passionate home fans. We are building strong momentum and this group is hungry for success. It is now important that we continue to work hard, look to improve and push each other as we move into the second half of the season."
Roar Women


Foxtel National Youth League: Perth Glory 1-2 Brisbane Roar

  • The Young Roar soared to top spot in Conference A of the Foxtel NYL following a 2-1 victory against  Perth Glory - the side's second straight win.
  • Following up from last weekend's maiden win against Melbourne Victory, Daniel Leck put the visitors into the lead with a 22nd-minute strike before Bryce Bafford doubled the advantage seven minutes after the interval.
  • The Glory finished strongly, slicing the margin to a single goal with more than 20 minutes to play, but the Roar held on for a crucial three points in one of the longest away trips in the competition.
  • The Young Roar now have the bye before returning to Lanham Park on Saturday, 16 December (10:30am KO) to take on Adelaide United.
  • Head Coach James Robinson: "It was a great overall team performance and a continuation of where we left off last week. The movement on and off the ball was consistently asking the right questions of Perth. Not only will the quality of the two goals continue to give the boys confidence moving forward, but also the manner in which they kept their focus for the full 90 minutes."
Leck