Who were the kings of the jungle for Brisbane and who directed the ship for the Mariners?
Former Socceroos teammates, John Aloisi and Paul Okon were eager to register their first win of the 2017/18 A-League campaign on at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday after both recorded draws last week.
Okon would be pleased with his team’s performances so far, but a failure to stamp their authority on a game for the three points has let down the Gosford outfit.
Meanwhile, Roar have struggled up until their coming from 3-0 down against Wellington Phoenix showed signs of life for the two times champions.
Central Coast didn’t look like their usual selves in the Sunshine State, where their attack lacked creativity and flair.
However, Brisbane looked more willing and kept Ben Kennedy quite busy in the first half. Overall, both failed to produce the vital piece of quality that was desperately needed in front of goal. Although, some decisions should have gone either way that would have potentially changed the result.
Jamie Young (GK) - 9.5
With Michael Theo injured with a shoulder injury, Young stepped up to the throne with his ever-strong presence, leaping and diving to make sensational saves. His brilliant reflexes were the highlight of the match.
Jack Hingert – 6.5
A good shift for the defender, where he also played a part in Brisbane’s attack and had a few chances of his own.
Avraam Papadopoulos - 6
Mostly solid at the back, but let Pain and Hoole run free a few times. Was also very lucky to not give away a penalty after a head-knock on McGing.
Jade North - 7
As always, North was strong defensively and was the reason Young was kept quiet at times in the first half. Saved the match for his side when he hit away Golec’s header off the goal-line.
Dane Ingham - 5.5
With Luke DeVere out injured, Ingham held his own, but was mostly quiet and hidden.