Brisbane Roar have jumped up to fourth on the A-League ladder after a 2-1 win over Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.
A goal in each half from Jamie Maclaren and Brandon Borrello secured the three points for the home side.
Maclaren opened the scoring after fullback Corey Brown dropped the ball on a dime to meet the well-timed run by Roar’s number nine at the edge of the six-yard box.
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Maclaren then set up Borrello who restored the Roar’s lead following Nebojsa Marinkovic’s equaliser.
Head Coach John Aloisi praised the depth within his squad, as well as the impeccable combination between Brown and Maclaren for the Roar’s opener.
“We’ve got a deep squad with good players. Brandon [Borrello] is one of those who came on and showed that he wants to start and played well,” Aloisi said.
“Jamie [Maclaren] has been looking sharp. I said to him just keep doing what you’re doing and the goals will come because he’s a goal scorer, and that’s what he did.
“It was a superb ball from Corey [Brown]. It’s something that we work on in training so it was good to see.”
The Roar now face Tim Cahill’s Melbourne City in a Friday night blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium.
Aloisi says there’s great belief among the Roar squad who will take confidence into matches against any opposition.
“If we play at our best, we’ll given any team in the league a run for their money,” Aloisi said
“We’re looking forward to facing Bruno Fornaroli and Tim Cahill. There will be a big crowd and it’s not an easy place for them to come and play.”