Sport

Aloisi satisfied after Roar's pre-season thumping of Perth

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi. PAUL MILLER

FOOTBALL: Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi said there were plenty of positives to come out of a 4-0 friendly success over Perth Glory at Sydney's Leichardt Oval.

The Roar, which finishes its pre-season with a clash against an NPL Queensland select team on Saturday, reversed the result of the FFA Cup clash when the Glory won 2-0 earlier in the year.

While not reading much into the victory, Aloisi said he was satisfied with the showing against a strong Perth side.

"It's only a pre-season game but it shows that we're headed in the right direction with the season fast approaching,” he said.

"We're definitely ahead of where we were this far out from the season last year.”

As well as the form of frontmen Brandon Borello, Jamie Maclaren and Thomas Broich, there was also some encouraging performances from other key members of the squad.

Danish international midfielder Thomas Kristensen, who has been struggling with a quad injury, put in a stint of 45 minutes, while Luke DeVere, who missed most of last season, continued his comeback by getting 70 minutes of game time.

"We were positive going forward when we had the ball and defensively we kept our shape really well,” Aloisi said.

"Luke DeVere played 70 minutes and he was good and Michael (Theo) made a couple of good saves.”

The goals came from an own-goal from Glory defender Josh Risdon, Maclaren, Dimitri Petratos and Broich, who fired home with a superbly struck volley.

"We've got competition for places, which is what we want and what we really need if we want to compete,” Aloisi said.

The Roar kicks off its A-League campaign on October 7 at Suncorp Stadium against Melbourne Victory.

Topics:  a league, brisbane roar, john aloisi, perth glory


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Geoff's tasty cakes claim multiple wins at Adelaide show

TASTY TREATS: Geoff Beattie recently won numerous awards for his cooking at the Adelaide Show.

Glamorgan Vale baker cooks up a storm in Adelaide

Top photographers capture the Somerset region

SUPER SNAPS: The overall winner of Council's Essentially Somerset Photographic Competition was Beate Ammer, with Mayor Graeme Lehmann. INSET: Beate's winning photo.

Beate Ammer wins Somerset photo competition.

Gatton Auto snag top rural gong

TOP PRIZE: Gatton Auto's Jason Gordon (left) receiving the award.

Gatton Auto win Nissan's top rural prize.

Local Partners

'Buggered' Lowood desperate for buses

Two Petitions have been tabled in the Queensland Parliament concerning a lack of buses in Lowood.

Transforming a pest into a piece of art

STEADY HANDS: Kelsey Wilson and Matthew Dingle weaving cat's claw creeper at the workshop.

A morning was spent weaving cat's claw creeper into works of art.

Geoff's tasty cakes claim multiple wins at Adelaide show

TASTY TREATS: Geoff Beattie recently won numerous awards for his cooking at the Adelaide Show.

Glamorgan Vale baker cooks up a storm in Adelaide

Top photographers capture the Somerset region

SUPER SNAPS: The overall winner of Council's Essentially Somerset Photographic Competition was Beate Ammer, with Mayor Graeme Lehmann. INSET: Beate's winning photo.

Beate Ammer wins Somerset photo competition.

Gatton Auto snag top rural gong

TOP PRIZE: Gatton Auto's Jason Gordon (left) receiving the award.

Gatton Auto win Nissan's top rural prize.

Locals unite to eradicate Fireweed

WEED KILLERS: A group of volunteers pluck Fireweed from a Mulgowie property.

Volunteers unite to pick aggressive Fireweed.

UGLY Laidley bartender pulls funds for Leukaemia foundation

Queensland National bartender Jamie-Lee McCluskey came second in the UGLY Bartender of the year competition.

Laidley bartender finished second in U.G.L.Y competition

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Rockhampton dancer en pointe for European stages

CENTRE STAGE: Anastasia Lewis has moved from Rockhampton to Sydney to study classical ballet.

Rocky dancer believes competitions are the perfect preparation

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record