MIDFIELD recruit Stefan Mauk gave a trace of what Brisbane fans can be anticipating from him this interval by scoring his to get started with Roar concentrate on in a 1-1 demo appeal to with Sydney FC at Robina on Wednesday.
The past Melbourne City star equalised in the 78th instant of the at the rear of-shut-doorways clash, heading family a tantalising Jack Hingert cross that caught Sydney different goalkeeper Thomas Heward-Belle in no-man’s land.
It was element of a impressive 2nd-50 % over-all effectiveness from the Roar ideal just after Sydney seasoned taken a to get started with-50 % immediate by way of past Central Shoreline Mariners attacker Trent Buhagiar.
Roar mentor John Aloisi was pleased with his side’s fightback and delighted with Mauk’s contribution.
“That’s Stefan Mauk by way of and by way of constructing folks operates into the box, and also a wonderful offer from Jack,” Aloisi noted.
“The supplemental that they accomplish jointly the supplemental they are heading to understand every single one other.
“We just labored out a pair factors at halftime that we required to do the career on in situations of when we seasoned then ball, and in the 2nd 50 % we done significantly properly.
“It was most very likely the excellent over-all effectiveness so substantially this pre-interval in the 2nd 50 %.”
Sydney mentor Steve Corica, whose squad has been on the Gold Shoreline for a educating camp, was contented with the Sky Blues’ over-all effectiveness.
“We’re significantly pleased with what we have carried out this seven times,” Corica noted.
“We’ve pushed the boys really difficult and I consider it verified a negligible minimal little bit in the 2nd 50 %. In the to get started with 50 % we experienced been really really excellent.”
Sydney went in progress in the 16th instant by way of Buhagiar.
Ex-Roar prodigy Michael Zullo developed the opportunity with a crisp near to-place up cross that found Buhagiar, who headed family from close to assortment.
Earlier, Roar guarantees for a penalty ideal just after a Milos Ninkovic impediment on Mauk experienced been waved absent by referee Alex King.
On the stroke of 50 % time Roar goalkeeper Jamie Youthful and teammate Luke DeVere experienced been each and every remaining clutching the heads ideal just after coming unstuck in a a couple of-particular person impediment that also integrated Buhagiar.
DeVere did not entrance for the begin of the 2nd 50 %, receiving modified by youngster Aaron Reardon, who excelled in his 45 minutes on the park.
Reardon seasoned likelihood to equalise in the 53rd instant ideal just after receiving to get started with to a Tobias Mikkelsen corner, but his header flew considerable of the place up.