Sport

Roar gets fierce bite back with win over Wellington Phoenix

Besart Berisha of the Roar gets around the defence of Ben Sigmund of the Phoenix before kicking a goal during the round 14 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.
Besart Berisha of the Roar gets around the defence of Ben Sigmund of the Phoenix before kicking a goal during the round 14 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images

THAT old super-competitive edge is back at the Roar.

The Brisbane outfit won a second consecutive game for the first time this season in its 2-1 triumph over the Wellington Phoenix on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Besart Berisha and Ben Halloran.

Speaking at yesterday's recovery session, captain Matt Smith said there were still areas his side needed to improve on.

"At times it wasn't pretty. There were times there where we had some very good moments and some very good passages of play," he said.

"We can certainly play better, but we did what we needed to do."

Smith did say he was impressed with the way his side was applying more pressure to teams across all areas of the park when they had possession, something that had improved under new coach Mike Mulvey.

"We're now trying to press and I think that's something that's been consistent with us over the last couple of years," he said.

Smith suffered an accidental blow to his back from goalkeeper Michael Theo, but said he would be fine for the Roar's next game against the Heart at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Phoenix's Leo Bertos and Alex Smith picked up facial injuries in the bruising encounter, but are expected to play against the Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.

Wellington will be forced to make one change for the game after Tyler Boyd, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, was given a red card for his second bookable offence against the Roar and will be banned for one match.

His place in the squad will be taken by Cameron Lindsay.

Topics:  a-league brisbane roar football mike mulvey soccer wellington phoenix



Misty mornings strike eerie chord

MYSTICAL: Misty morning shot over Clarrie Hall Dam.

Behind the Lens with Tweed photographer Ryan Fowler

Tweed teen targets Tokyo

LOADED UP: Rachel Loder after her title win.

Tweed teen wins national boxing title

Aboriginal call for crackdown on climbing Mt Warning

The sacred aboriginal site of Wollumbin/Mt Warning

"The aboriginal community feels a great deal of responsibility"

Local Partners

Students foster bush tucker label

FORMER NRL legend Preston Campbell gives the thumbs up to Banora Point High indigenous students for creating a new bush tucker food label.


Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!