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.