Western Sydney Wanderers proved too clinical for a wasteful Brisbane Roar side, as the barren home run for John Aloisi's men continues.
Brisbane huffed and puffed, but the oldest squad in the league quickly ran out of steam. Defensive woes and sharp finishing from Oriol Riera and Mark Bridge gifting Western Sydney a 2-0 win in Brisbane.
Even when it’s not involved, VAR comes in for criticism. Massimo Maccarone collided with Brendan Santalab in the Roar penalty area, drawing blood from the Wanderers’ striker, but the VAR insisted it wasn’t a decision worth reviewing.
Josep Gombau’s men now have their first back-to-back wins of the season to accompany an increasingly potent strikeforce, moving them into the top six behind Adelaide on goal difference.
Meanwhile, Brisbane Roar only have one win at home this season, and with Thomas Kristensen added to the injury list, the future's not looking too bright at Suncorp Stadium.
A calm and collected Vedran Janjetovic starred for the Wanderers, and believes this is a turning point for Western Sydney.
“Yeah it was pretty good, we stuck to our game plan, I think it’s turning around for us,” Janjetovic said.
“We go into games having no pressure on our side, but we know the philosophy has changed and we’ve got to do our best.”
Roar stand-in captain Luke DeVere was frustrated with the result, but managed to remain serene despite their dismal home form.
“We were comfortable we just let ourselves down with sloppy defending,” DeVere said.
“(The injury list) doesn’t help, but we pride ourselves to be better than that, it’s disappointing to switch off.”