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BRIS­BANE ROAR 1 (Be­sart Ber­isha 57m) d PERTH GLORY 0 at Sun­corp Sta­dium. Crowd: 12,308. Ref­eree: Tim McGilchris­t. SYD­NEY FC 2 (Joel Chi­anese 45+1m, Ranko Despo­tovic 60m) d NEW­CAS­TLE JETS 0 at Al­lianz Sta­dium. Crowd: 14,803. Ref­eree: Ben Wil­liams. for­ward will leave Bris­bane un­der his watch. ‘‘ He couldn’t play for anybody else in the A- League,’’ Mul­vey said.

‘‘ He’s got or­ange blood. He’s loved by the play­ers, he’s loved by the fans. Of course we want to keep him. We’ll do ev­ery­thing we can.

‘‘He’s our player. He wants to play for us. He’s at the peak of his ca­reer — he loves scor­ing goals and he loves scor­ing goals for the Bris­bane Roar. Welove him.’’

Field­ing a team shorn of in­jured pair Scott Jamieson and Wil­liam Gal­las as well as sus­pended cap­tain Ja­cob Burns, the Glory made a brave fight of the clash.

Only a goalline clear­ance to stop a Michael Thwaite header be­fore half­time pre­vented the visi­tors tak­ing a lead. Glory coach Alis­tair Ed­wards said Ber­isha’s class gave Bris­bane the edge as they oth­er­wise failed to break the visi­tors’ de­fence.

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