Roar and Mariners' battling draw in Brisbane

Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners remain winless after battling to this season's first 0-0  at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday with both keepers starring for their respective sides. 

STORY OF THE GAME

  • On a humid day in Brisbane, the pitch, thankfully, was largely bathed in shade as both sides began with a high tempo. 
  •  Roar should've been a goal to the good on 20 mins.  Maccarone dinking the ball just wide of the goal. 
  • The Mariners' best chance of the first 45 fell to Jake McGing whose header was scrambled away by the Roar defence.
  • 0-0 at the break.
  • Both keepers kept their sides in it just after the break: Young pushed De Silva's 1v1 away after he was gifted a golden chance to open the scoring, and minutes later Ben Kennedy with a sure stop  kept  Roar at bay.
  • Young again in fine form to deny De Silva, who had another golden chance to find the decisive goal. 
  • The Mariners were on top late in the game with livewire sub Kwabena Appiah causing mayhem, but the excellent Young and his Roar defence denied the visitors. 
  • Ben Kennedy denied a stoppage time winner with an excellent stop from Jade North. 
  • Jamie Young in Roar's goal was outstanding. 

 

 

Matt McKay and Mariners' Danny De Silva on Sunday afternoon in Brisbane
Matt McKay and Mariners' Danny De Silva on Sunday afternoon in Brisbane