Brisbane Roar FC
Perth Glory
Hyundai A-League R4
Suncorp Stadium
2016-10-30T06:00:00+00:00
Attendance
13,428

Glory fullback frustrated by sluggish performance

Perth defender Josh Risdon says his side paid for a slow start on Sunday as Glory were beaten 2-1 by Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

With coach Kenny Lowe watching from high up in the stands following his two-game touchline ban, Glory were on the back foot from the start and trailed 1-0 at the break after Jamie Maclaren’s first goal of the Hyundai A-League season.

While Nebojsa Marinkovic equalised for the visitors nine minutes after the break, substitute Brandon Borrello grabbed the winner to condemn Perth to their first defeat of the campaign.

Borrello the hero as Roar end Glory's unbeaten start

“We were very disappointed with the first half. To be honest we were probably lucky to only be 1-0 down,” an honest Risdon told Fox Sports.

Brandon Borrello celebrates with Jamie Maclaren after scoring against Perth Glory.

“We revved everyone up in the change room and I thought we came out very good in the second half.

“We got one back, started very well and had control of the game. Unfortunately we let them back in and couldn’t hold onto it.”

It was a disappointing performance from Glory, especially after their impressive win over Melbourne City last round.

Risdon said that victory over City did give the whole squad a lift but they found it difficult to reproduce that display in a second straight match away from home.

“It is a bit hard with the flight and the time difference but we did have a long turnaround,” the Caltex Socceroos defender said.

“We were on a high from the last game [against City].

“But that flight takes it out of you and I think it might have shown in the first half.”

Glory is back home at nib Stadium next weekend, taking on Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday night.

Hyundai A-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 4 2 2 14
Perth Glory Youth 8 4 0 4 12
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 1 2 5 5
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 1 4 10
FFA Centre of Excellence 8 2 0 6 6