Roar win extends streak to 33

BRISBANE Roar have extended their unbeaten run to 33 games on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium but the 2-2 draw against Melbourne Victory was far from a vintage performance as the visitors failed to capitalise on a two-man advantage for the final 53 minutes.

Victory had goalkeeper Ante Covic sent off in the first minute and then also lost young defender Matthew Foschini before half-time but defended stoutly against a Roar line-up that in truth didn't ask enough questions of their decimated opponents.

Covic was handed what may have been the earliest dismissal in Hyundai A-League history, with the resulting penalty from Henrique giving Roar a 1-0 lead.

But in front of 24,820 fans the home side hit back with two goals in 11 minutes through striker Archie Thompson - giving him three in two matches - the second of them set up by a sublime Harry Kewell long ball.

Thomas Broich then put the match back on even terms in the 27th minute from a free kick and things went from bad to worse for Mehmet Durakovic's men when Foschini received a straight red 10 minutes later.

Read more at Football Australia.


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