Brisbane Roar underlined their fame because the A-League’s comeback children by denying Perth Glory as soon as once more with one other late equaliser on Saturday.
Simply as they did within the opening spherical of the season, the Roar broke Glory hearts by salvaging a 1-1 draw – this time by way of a strong header from defender Macaulay Gillesphey.
Till the towering Gillesphey’s 85th-minute effort, from a perfectly-placed Jamie O’Shea nook, Perth seemed to have the match in management in breezy situations on a spongy Redcliffe pitch.
Coming off a mid-week Asian Champions League loss to FC Tokyo, the Glory nonetheless confirmed few indicators of journey fatigue to increase their A-League unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
The draw nonetheless takes Tony Popovic’s males to second place on the desk with 30 factors, passing Melbourne Metropolis and Wellington (30) on purpose distinction.
However Popovic will really feel they need to have lower the hole to runaway leaders Sydney FC (40) after dominating the primary half and giving the Roar attackers few real possibilities.
Gillesphey’s purpose – his first within the league – means the Roar have now salvaged 12 factors from dropping positions this season and it retains them in sixth place on the ladder, on 26 factors, and simply behind fifth-placed Adelaide (27).
It was Glory marksman Bruno Fornaroli who delivered Perth’s lead by exhibiting his class within the 33rd minute when Diego Castro discovered him on the sting of the field.
Regardless of being tightly marked, the Uruguayan created area with 5 touches and two fakes earlier than unleashing a strike which took a deflection from Jacob Pepper to go away Jamie Younger greedy at skinny air.
It was his eighth purpose in as many matches and his 11th for the season to go away him third within the Golden Boot standings.
Again on the scene of their memorable 4-Three comeback victory over Melbourne Metropolis, the Roar thought that they had a golden probability to proceed the roll when awarded a 21st-minute penalty from an unruly problem on Scott McDonald.
However the VAR discovered McDonald offside and Perth might breathe a sigh of aid in a half they in any other case dominated.
In his second begin for the Roar, McDonald was nicely contained by the compressed Glory defence however did miss a key probability within the first half when a Corey Brown cutback discovered him free within the field.
Brisbane coach Robbie Fowler lamented his facet gave the guests “an excessive amount of respect” and time on the ball earlier than the break and their second half was much better.