Our Young Roar have extended their lead on top of the Foxtel Y-League Conference A ladder with a big win over Melbourne Victory Youth at Lions Stadium on Sunday.
An incredible six first-half goals had the Young Roar well in control of the contest from the early stages with Head Coach Drew Sherman saying that his side had been building to this kind of performance.
“I think that game has been coming. We speak about making sure we’re good in both boxes so [that] we keep a clean sheet and we take on the opportunities to score,” Sherman said post-match.
"15 minutes into the game and it’s dead. We killed the game.
“We had the opportunity to do that in previous matches and we couldn’t quite put those chances away, but this game has been coming and it's a mark of just how good this group of young players are.”
Brisbane dominated from the opening whistle, creating countless chances and putting Victory under the pump as early as the second minute as Oliver Duncan opened the scoring.
The Young Roar had another chance in the twelfth minute when Barnett’s magnificent long-range effort was palmed away by Sutton for a corner.
However, Lleyton Brooks soon made it two as he dashed through the Victory’s half and confidently slotted past Sutton to extend the Roar’s lead.
Four minutes later and the Young Roar had a third. Daniel Leck was the recipient of a skilful piece of play from Brooks, ghosting into the box and firing home before bagging a brace four minutes later.
Leck was only denied by the underside of the crossbar only moments later, but eventually polished off his hat-trick in the 34th minute with an impeccably-placed curling effort.
Mirza Muratovic then finished clinically in the 43rd minute to put the game well beyond doubt as the Young Roar went six up.
The home side were unable to add to their lead in the second half, but starved the visitors off opportunities, holding on to a clean sheet in an emphatic victory.
The Young Roar head to Marden Sports Complex after the Christmas break to face Adelaide United on Sunday, 20 January at 6:30pm.
Brisbane Roar - Duncan 2’ — 1-0
Muratovic’s curling cross finds an unmarked Duncan, who collects and fires home to secure an early lead for the home side.
Brisbane Roar - Brooks 14’ — 2-0
Brooks storms down the right wing, cuts inside and surges into the box, confidently finishing past Sutton to extend the Young Roar’s lead.
Brisbane Roar - Leck 16’ — 3-0
Brooks thunders down the line, cuts inside and plays the ball to Leck, who ghosts into the box and slots it past Sutton.
Brisbane Roar - Leck 20’ — 4-0
Four minutes after his first, Leck finds himself unmarked inside the Victory defence, and waits to connect with Muratovic’s cross, slotting his close-range effort straight into the centre of goal.
Brisbane Roar - Leck 34’ — 5-0
The ball falls to Leck and he makes no mistake as his curling effort canons in off the left post to complete his hat trick.
Brisbane Roar — Muratovic 43’ — 6-0
Brooks’ shot is deflected to Muratovic and he swiftly fires home past the Victory keeper to undoubtedly put the game to bed before the end of the first half.
Foxtel Y-League 2018/19 - Round 7: Brisbane Roar Youth vs Melbourne Victory Youth
Lions Stadium, Richlands
Sunday, 23 December
Brisbane Roar Youth 6 ( Duncan 2’, Brooks 14’, Leck 16’ 20’ 34’, Muratovic 43’ )
Melbourne Victory 0