Roar too strong for Adelaide United in A-League

Brett Holman’s first goal in the Brisbane orange has secured a 1-1 draw with defending Champions Adelaide United on Friday night at Coopers Stadium.

Holman scored the game’s first goal during the second half and is pleased to open his Brisbane Roar account.

“It was good to get the first goal for the team but unfortunately, they got a cheap goal at the end by our standards,” he said.


“We had enough opportunities to kill off the game but I suppose a point away from home is something we can handle in the end.”

Holman’s long-range strike on the hour mark, his first goal in Australian domestic football in 14 years, handed the Roar a deserved lead before an end to end final half-hour.

Sustained pressure from the home team paid dividends in the 78th minute as Sergi Guardiola’s header restored parity in the Hyundai A-League Round 6 clash.

John Aloisi’s side returns to Brisbane with a point and the Roar’s Head Coach believes that his team had opportunities to clinch all three points.

“Away from home it’s not a bad point, I just felt at times tonight that we didn’t defend as well as we did last week,” he said.

“There were some good combinations. It would have been an entertaining game for the neutral, but we would have liked more out of the game.”

The Roar return to their fortress, Suncorp Stadium, where the squad will wear its maroon kit for the very first time in an interstate clash against Sydney FC on Saturday, 19 November (6:50pm KO Qld time).

Match Stats:

Adelaide United 1 (Guardiola 78′)

Brisbane Roar FC 1 (Holman 60′)

Half Time: 0-0

Crowd: 9,146

On Saturday Central Coast goes head to head with Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix takes on the Wanderers.

On Sunday afternoon Sydney FC plays Perth Glory.