Yesterday witnessed a cracking game of A league football between Perth Glory and the Brisbane Roar. Perth Glory a little unfortunate not to hang on for a draw as Visconte’s deflected shot spun like a Shane Warne delivery to sneak inside the post in the final minute of injury time.
The Roar were the better side over the 90 minutes and we are not taking anything away from them, but there was a little more squealing coming from them than roaring during the first half. With a vantage point pitch-side, it was interesting to hear every time Jacob Burns challenged a Roar player they would squeal as if hit by a sniper’s bullet. With Burns being labelled as a “hard man” by various coaches and commentators, one wonders if this was a little piece of gamesmanship.
Credit must go to referee Ben Williams who soon became aware of the situation and after ignoring the girlish squeals saw them disappear from the game completely.