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2019-20 Australian A League, Regular Season
  • Mirza Muratovic (68')
  • Tom Aldred (74')
  • Ben Halloran (58')

Brisbane Roar captain Tom Aldred lifts team to win over Adelaide United

A maiden A-League goal to Brisbane captain Tom Aldred lifted his team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Adelaide United.

The English defender's 74th minute strike on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium secured the Roar a sixth win of the season, moving them to sixth on the ladder above Western United.

After a goalless first half, Adelaide took the lead in the 58th minute through Ben Halloran, but an equaliser from young substitute Mirza Muratovic and Aldred's header secured the points for Robbie Fowler's Roar.

Marked as a transfer target for his old club during the week, Halloran sparked the game to life with his stunning opener.

The ex-Roar forward controlled a loose ball outside the area and half-volleyed a right-foot strike into the bottom corner for his third goal in the past two matches.

Adelaide's lead lasted less than 10 minutes, however, with youngster Muratovic lashing home his first A-League goal after a scramble involving Scott McDonald and Corey Brown.

McDonald had worked his way into the box before his goal-bound effort was cleared on the line by Ryan Kitto, Brown then nodding the loose ball back to the 20-year-old Muratovic who made no mistake near the penalty spot.

Then came the moment for Roar skipper Aldred as he rose highest to nod home a dinked cross by McDonald for his first top-flight goal.

Adelaide finished strongly with 15-year-old Mohamed Toure coming off the bench for a 12-minute cameo.

The third-youngest player in A-League history made some promising runs in his brief time on the field, but wasn't able to inspire an equaliser for the fifth-placed Reds, now just two points ahead of the Roar on the table.

Brisbane host in-form Perth next Saturday at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe, while Adelaide are back home on Friday against Central Coast.