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Rusty Woodger

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All over here at Suncorp Stadium, with Brisbane ending their two-game losing streak courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Perth Glory. The Roar go seven points clear at the top, while Perth’s loss condemns them to bottom of the A-League table before Melbourne Heart take on Melbourne Victory tomorrow night.

Goal of the night goes to Thomas Broich who scored a cracker into the top corner after being gifted too much space outside of the box.

I was nearly spot-on with my 3-0 prediction before the game, with Matthew Smith’s brain fade gifting Shane Smeltz a 1-on-1 opportunity in the dying moments and putting a slight blemish on Brisbane’s game.

A forgettable first half was followed by a four-goal period in the second – hard to complain there!

Thanks for joining me this evening. Hope to do it all again soon.

Rusty Woodger.

FT Live score: Brisbane Roar 3 – 1 Perth Glory

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GOAL!

Shane Smeltz scores an easy consolation goal after Roar skipper Matthew Smith has a brain fade, playing the ball across goal to the feet of Smeltz, who easily finishes past Theo. The Roar shot-stopper jumps to his feat and unleashes a spray on his own captain for the mistake.

90′+1 Live score: Brisbane Roar 3 – 1 Perth Glory

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De Silva attempts to swing in a cross for Perth under pressure from the Brisbane defence, but instead smashes it into Row Z.

90′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 3 – 0 Perth Glory

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Berisha attempts the spectacular with an athletic overhead kick. The shot was on target but goes straight into Risden before ricocheting out for a corner.
Meanwhile, Brisbane make a substitution.

ON – Henrique
OFF – Dimitri Petratos

88′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 3 – 0 Perth Glory

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GOALLL!!!

A third for Brisbane! Fantastic strike from Broich from well outside the box, who bends it into the top right corner as Vukovic looks on. Perth defenders gave the German far too much time and space to allow him to get off the shot.


85′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 3 – 0 Perth Glory

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With this scoreline, Perth will drop to last place on the A-League table below Melbourne Heart – who play their derby fixture against Victory tomorrow night.

85′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 2 – 0 Perth Glory

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The 3 points look assured for Brisbane now, but despite their two goal lead, it has to be said that the Roar have been far from convincing this evening against an uninspired Perth side.

84′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 2 – 0 Perth Glory

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GOALL!!!

Liam Miller finds the back of the net in rather unusual circumstances. The Irishman is released with Berisha for a 2-on-1 situation on goal. The pair pass to each other but struggle to find a clear shot past Vukovic, who saves once before the ball finds its way back to Miller’s feet, who doesn’t miss from a metre out.


81′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 2 – 0 Perth Glory

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Perth really devoid of ideas. Sidnei doing his best down the left but to no avail.

80′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Bratten yet again with a hopeful strike from outside the box. Again, his half-volley skies well above the goals and into the stands.

79′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Some superb work from Broich on the edge of the box leads to a shot with deflects to the feet of the one man Perth don’t want to be in possession on goal…. Besart Berisha. The Albanian shoots to Vukovic’s left but the Glory no. 1 in goals has little trouble stopping the shot.

76′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Play opens up for Berisha in midfield who plays it to Petratos. The ex-Sydney attacking midfielder attempts to cut across goal to open up for the shot, but he gets too underneath the ball and his shot goes flying well above Vukovic’s goal.

75′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Missed a Substitution for Perth before. Marinkovic came off and was replaced by Sernas.


72′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Broich finds himself in an acre of space before cutting inside and trying to put Berisha on goal. Only some desperate defending saves the day for Glory as the ball is booted away for a throw-in.

71′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Theo comes out to collect a cross and clamours into Shane Smeltz in the process. Looks very groggy and is slow to get up. Referee halts play until the Brisbane keeper finds his feet, which ends with an applause from the home crowd as he does so.

69′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Sidnei delivers a cross into Smeltz (who has barely been sighted all game), who can’t get over the ball enough with the header, and Theo calmly collects with his outstretched arms.

67′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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OH, so close! Petratos is released on goal and almost has a one-on-one opportunity with the keeper. Fantastic defensive work from Risden, who blocks the shot and the ball travels out for a corner.

63′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Not a bad confidence booster for Ivan Franjic, finding the scoresheet just days before heading to London for the Socceroos’ friendly with Ecuador.

62′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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SUBSTITUTION (Perth Glory):

ON – Steven McGarry
OFF – Rostyn Griffiths


60′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Perth has been playing a very defensive game so far. Now that they’re behind, Kenny Lowe will need to throw caution to the wind and start playing further up the field.

58′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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GOALLLL!!!

Finally, this game has come to life. Risden gives away a free-kick a few metres outside of the box. Broich delivers the set piece to the back post where Franjic’s diving header beats Danny Vukovic


56′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Perth Glory

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Brattan attempts to redeem himself with another ambitious attempt from well outside the box, but his shot is again off-target, swinging away from goal.

55′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 0 – 0 Perth Glory

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Broich unleashes on goal from outside the box but his shot – which looked like it was going wide – ricochets off the head of a Glory defender and out of play.

53′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 0 – 0 Perth Glory

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Corner ends up at the feet of Petratos with his shot on his swinging right-boot comfortably bouncing into the arms of Vukovic. Two shots on goal here for Brisbane after having none in the opening half.

50′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 0 – 0 Perth Glory

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McKay with a sublime strike heading towards the top corner, forcing a save from Vukovic who parries it away for a corner.

48′ Live score: Brisbane Roar 0 – 0 Perth Glory

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