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Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar FC
The equation is simple for the Brisbane Roar and the Wellington Phoenix when they meet at Dolphin Stadium: win, and almost certainly jump into the top six. Join The Roar from 5:05pm (AEST) for live scores of the match.
The Roar sit a solitary point ahead of the Phoenix in seventh on the A-League ladder. More importantly, they have three extra games in hand.
That advantage will mean nothing, though, if they can’t continue their impressive three-match winning streak and charge into the finals. Last week’s 4-0 thrashing of Central Coast was an emphatic a performance as Warren Moon’s men have put on all season, and with wing-back Corey Brown returning from suspension, the Roar are approaching full strength.
The Nix are in excellent form themselves, having won three of their last four. With two of their last three matches to take place in Wellington for the first time this A-League season, can the looming homecoming inspire a late-season surge?
1.Macklin Freke (gk), 2. Scott Neville, 3.Corey Brown, 6.Macaulay Gillesphey, 8.Danny Kim, 9.Masato Kudo, 10.Riku Danzaki, 11.Joe Champness, 15.Jesse Daley, 16.Joshua Brindell-South, 17.Golgol Mebrahtu, 19.Jack Hinger, 21.Jamie Young (gk), 22.Patrick Flottmann, 23.Dylan Wenzel-Halls, 25.Rahmat Akbari, 26.Jay O’Shea, 27.Kai Trewin, 29.Jordan Courtney-Perkins 34.Alex Parsons
Head coach: Warren Moon
1.Stefan Marinovic (gk), 2.Liam McGing, 5.James McGarry, 6.Tim Payne, 7.Reno Piscopo, 8.Cameron Devlin, 9.David Ball, 10.Ulises Davila, 11.Jaushua Sotirio, 12.Matthew Ridenton, 13.Charles Lokoli-Ngoy, 14.Alex Rufer, 16.Louis Fenton, 17.Tomer Hemed, 18.Ben Waine, 19.Sam Sutton, 20.Oliver Sail, 21.Joshua Laws, 23.Clayton Lewis, 27.Steven Taylor
Head coach: Ufuk Talay