Debutants hand Brisbane Roar passage to the Round of 16
Brisbane Roar have booked a spot in the FFA Cup Round of 16 for a third time courtesy of a 3-0 win over Peninsula Power at Moreton Daily Stadium on Tuesday night.
Goals from debutants Matti Steinmann, Luke Ivanovic, and Juan Lescano secured victory for the Roar against the NPL Queensland league leaders.
Roar broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when Steinmann fired a first time effort into into the back of the net after Rahmat Akbari dispossessed Joshua Woolley and thundered a strike against the post.
Ivanovic doubled Roar’s lead 12 minutes later with a header after Jack Hingert’s cross found him unmarked at the back post.
Substitute Lescano iced the result in the 87th minute when he latched onto a stray Trent McEvoy back pass and finished to round out the 3-0 score line.
Roar are the first side to book their spot in the next round, with Round of 32 action continuing on Wednesday night as Edge Hill United take on Gold Coast Knights in Cairns.
20’ | Goal Roar. Matti Steinmann finds the back of the net with a first time finish after Akbari’s initial effort came back off the post.
23’ | Chance Roar. Power goalkeeper, Phil Zabaks gets off his line smartly to deny Ivanovic a quickfire second for the men in orange.
32’ | Goal Roar. Luke Ivanovic doubles the home side's lead and marks his Roar debut with a goal, heading home after Jack Hingert’s cross found him unmarked at the back post.
41’ | Chance Roar. Ivanovic forces Zabaks into a flying save with a thunderous effort from range.
49’ | Chance Power. Mchenery sends a curling effort from the right just wide of the far upright.
55’ | Chance Power. The NPL Queensland leaders bright start to the second half continues as Mchenery’s dangerous cross forces Neville to nervously turn the ball over his crossbar.
73’ | Chance Roar. Zabaks does enough to keep Parsons out after a driving run forward from the Roar attacker.
82’ | Chance Power. Fox forces Freke into a diving save with his free-kick from the top of the box.
87’ | Goal Roar. Lescano intercepts McEvoy’s stray back pass and streaks clear of the Power backline before coolly finishing to complete the 3-0 scoreline.
FFA Cup 2021 - Round of 32: Peninsula Power vs Brisbane Roar
Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Tuesday, 14 September
Peninsula Power – 0
Brisbane Roar – 3 (Matt STEINMANN 20’, Luke IVANOVIC 32’, Juan LESCANO 87’)