Roar tops injury-hit Wanderers
BRISBANE has finally got their A-League season on track, snatching a sorely needed 2-0 win off a tepid and injury-hit Western Sydney.
Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with a sublime second-half strike to complement Massimo Maccarone’s opener at a wind and rainswept ANZ Stadium yesterday.
The second win in nine games lifted John Aloisi’s struggling side from ninth to seventh on the ladder, and pushed the Wanderers down a slot to eighth and still searching for a first win since round one.
Western Sydney was left with a mountain to climb after losing both Oriol Riera and Jaushua Sotirio to injury in the first half, leaving new coach Josep Gombau with some serious headaches.
The result aside, the hosts started well in control.