Melbourne City finally triumphed and Brisbane Roar lost yet again, and FourFourTwo's Griffin McMaster looked on and provided his player ratings.
JAMIE YOUNG – 6
First goal not to blame but needed to do better for the second goal. Also received a back pass and first touch wasn’t good. Made a couple of saves in the second half to help keep his team in the game although has been costly. I bet Mike Mulvey cannot wait for Theo to return.
SHANE STEFANUTTO – 5
A lot of attacks on his side, not an easy job.
JADE NORTH – 5
Was confident in turning things around but woes continue, confidence low.
JACK HINGERT – 5
Subbed at halftime and City exploiting his area a fair few times.
MATT SMITH – 5
Had to withstand a lot of pressure, a lot of gaps opening in his own third.
MATT McKAY – 6
Makes a return. Socceroos call-up. Adds calming influence, had a good opportunity on his left foot but couldn’t capitalise. Adds 20% to the team.
STEVEN LUSTICA – 6.5
Game of two halves. The second half was better had more service got more forward.
LUKE BRATTAN – 7
Busy but getting overrun a fair bit.
THOMAS BROICH – 6.5
Normally his combinations work well. Tonight not so. This season things not clicking so far.
DIMITRI PETRATOS – 6
Didn’t see a lot.
HENRIQUE – 7
First half flat. Second better. Has the tag ‘Slippery Fish’ for his great runs and pace for a reason but things not quite working out.
BRANDON BORRELLO – 7
Gets on the scoresheet with a lucky deflected header. Involved in Brisbane’s comeback effort. Did well.
MENSUR KURTISHI – n/a
On in the 80th minute
JAMES DONACHIE – 6
On at halftime for Hingert. Third goal happened down his side.
ANDREW REDMAYNE – 7.5
Made a good save in the first half and also pulled off a good save on 52 minutes. Was kept busy. Unlucky on the deflected goal but overall helped his side when needed tonight.
JASON HOFFMAN – 7
Held well with the back four this time round.
PATRICK KISNORBO – 8.5
Captain fantastic. Lead from the front. Challenges, tackles, throwing his body about, superb.
IAIN RAMSAY – 7.5
Stood out well at left back.
ROB WIELAERT – 7
Played well. Will enjoy the clean sheet and return to winning ways.
PAULO RETRE – 7
Did his job and certainly not disgraced. Well done.
AARON MOOY – 8.5
Socceroos call-up. At the peak of fitness and on cloud 9. Sharp! BOG!
ERIK PAARTALU – 7
Looking fitter and gets one over his old club.
DAMIEN DUFF – 7.5
Lively on the wings, seasoned campaigner that contributed well tonight. Good corners too.
DAVID WILLIAMS – 7.5
David Williams is back, first goal from good build play. Can see him kicking on now and going on a run.
MATE DUGANDZIC – 7.5
Needed to respond and has done so. Of course we know he’s not an out and out striker but assisted one and scored one and a big confidence booster from the previous few matches. Came off did his job. Got a yellow card on the bench I wonder what he said ??!!
JACOB MELLING – 7
Made good impact straight away with a testing shot.
MARC MARINO – 7
Was there to add defensive cover for the final fifteen minutes but added his first A-league goal.
JAMES BROWN – 7
On 68th minute. Combines greatly for City’s 3rd goal. Well done.comments