Sydney FC’s ex-Roar attacker Alex Parsons scored a stoppage-time equaliser to disclaim Brisbane a much-needed A-League win at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
Having led for a lot of the contest after a first-half aim from Nikola Mileusnic, the Roar needed to accept a 1-1 draw after substitute Parsons took benefit of a lucky deflection off Brisbane defender Scott Neville to attain from shut vary.
It was a heart-breaking finish for the guests, who regardless of having snapped a three-game shedding run have now gone seven matches with no win.
The draw stopped Sydney’s run of three successive wins following their current type resurgence.
Sydney coach Steve Corica felt the Sky Blues “ought to’ve received”.
“We must always have been just a little higher at forging clear reduce probabilities, however in direction of the top we did properly, we had been placing balls within the field and making probabilities,” Corica stated.
“We lacked the ultimate go within the remaining third a bit, however as soon as we went behind, we modified a couple of issues, and brought on some issues for them in the long run.”
Former Adelaide United ahead Mileusnic gave Brisbane the lead within the thirty fourth minute with a strong strike that caught Sydney goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne napping at his close to put up.
In distinction, Redmayne’s Roar counterpart Jordan Holmes stood out, saving a Sixty fifth-minute penalty from Sky Blues winger Joe Lolley after the hosts had been awarded a spot kick following a handball offence from Brisbane defender Jordan Courtney-Perkins.
Holmes nearly undid his good work within the eightieth minute when he fumbled a long-distance strike from Sydney substitute Patrick Yazbek.
Nevertheless, Holmes recovered simply in time to cease the ball rolling over the goal-line.
Courtney-Perkins additionally lined himself in glory late within the contest to smother a goal-bound Lolley strike.
However Brisbane’s resistance was lastly damaged as Sydney scored via Parsons simply when it appeared the Roar had been going to carry on.
Brisbane captain Tom Aldred was shattered after his facet conceded the late aim.
“It’s devastating,” Aldred stated.
“(Sydney scored) a very fortunate aim. The lads had been good immediately and deserved it, however that’s soccer. We simply couldn’t recover from that remaining hurdle.
“It’s so irritating.”
The match additionally marked the Roar return of former Socceroos star Robbie Kruse.
The veteran attacker entered the competition within the 83rd minute as a substitute for fellow current signing Stefan Scepovic.
It was Kruse’s first look for the Roar since leaving the membership in 2009, in addition to his first look in an A-League match since March final yr when got here on as an alternative to Melbourne Victory of their 1-1 draw with the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford.
Initially revealed as Late goal secures Sydney FC a with Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium