A desperate Western Sydney side roared out of the blocks at Suncorp Stadium, taking an early lead through a red-hot Roly Bonevacia before Kwame Yeboah doubled the advantage against his former club.

But as they have in so many matches this season, Western Sydney let it slip. As the match wore into the final minutes, a mazy run from Tobias Mikkelsen and a cute backheel from Adam Taggart gave Brisbane hope, but the equaliser was nothing short of comedic.

Vedran Janjetovic - not for the first time this season - demonstrated an inexplicable brain fade, ushering a loose Brisbane pass out of play, before seeming to fake at keeping it in, knocking it out of his boot and conceding a 95th minute corner.

Taggart then converted a bullet header to gift Brisbane a largely undeserved draw.

"The last few weeks we got our belief back," Henrique said. "It's left me with a feeling that if we had another five minutes, we could have won.

"We know that we can do it, we just have to pass the ball, help each other, we're capable.

"There's definitely positive signs, we need to look at the positives."

But while Henrique was looking at a somehow brighter future, Tarek Elrich couldn't restrain his disappointment, with a tinge of amazement at their own ineptitude defensively.

"It's a weird feeling, I've never experienced anything like it in my entire football career," he said. "We give up on playing, it's been a rough year but there's nothing I can say about it.

"If you see us playing, in the majority of games we play decent football. Our confidence is killing us, we're a much better team than we're playing at the moment.

"I don't know what needs to change. I lose my man in the box, but in saying that, it's as a whole. It's about fighting, not every time has to be pretty."