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B. Holman
B. Borello
4 - 3
J. MacLaren
T. Oar
3 - 3
B. Borello
T. Broich
2 - 3
M. McGlinchey
1 - 3
M. McGlinchey
1 - 2

Match Stats

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 7
Total Passes 424 427
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Final Series
Final Series Play-offs


FULL TIME - Brisbane Roar have come back from being 3-1 down at half-time to defeat Wellington 4-3 in a seven goal thriller. Brisbane will host a final next week but it's a matter of whether it's as the third ranked team or fourth ranked team.
90' + 2' With the way it currently stands Brisbane Roar will be hosting a final against the Western Sydney Wanderers. That will only change if Melbourne City defeat Perth Glory on the road.
90' + 1' Parkhouse sends the cross in to Barbarouses who gets up well but he can't get the power in the header.
D. Ingham
C. Crestani
89' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brisbane finalise their changes with Cameron Crestani  being replaced by Dane Ingham.
A. Parkhouse
H. Watson
87' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Hamish Watson is unable to continue and he is replaced by Adam Parkhouse.
K. Rowles
T. Oar
87' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Tommy Oar comes off to a similar reception and he makes way for youngster Kye Rowles.
J. Pepper
B. Holman
86' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brett Holman is given a well deserved send off by the home fans as he is replaced by Jacob Pepper.
85' Watson limps off and it remains to be seen whether he will play any further part in this match.
83' Watson is down after going for the ball and requires some assistance from the club's medical staff. He looks to have jarred his knee.
80' Barbarouses shoots from outside the box but he gets under it and shoots well over.
H. Watson
78' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Guilherme Finkler is replaced by Hamish Watson.
J. MacLaren
Penalty Miss
76' MISS - Maclaren drives the penalty straight at Italiano who makes the save. Unbelievable!
V. Lia
Yellow Card
75' YELLOW CARD - Lia has been shown the yellow card for the foul that brought Maclaren down in the box.
75' Maclaren has been brought down in the box by Lia and the Roar have been awarded the penalty!
72' It's all one way traffic here with Brisbane threatening more goals. Goal difference could play a big part in terms of who plays where.
70' Some very generous defending from Wellington at the moment who appear to be thinking of their off season.
B. Holman
67' GOAL ROAR - The Roar have done it! A stunning turnaround from the Brisbane Roar. Brett Holman receives the squared pass from Borrello and he smashes it into the back of the net from outside the box! Roar now lead 4-3.
65' Krishna is out through but he drags it across the face in the end.
63' What will Wellington do next? That is the big question here.
61' Brisbane are definitely attacking big time. They are looking for a fourth goal and they are looking to box seat in the race for third.
59' Borrello lays it off to Holman who shoots over.
56' This game has definitely gone to another level in this second half.
J. MacLaren
53' GOAL ROAR - Jamie Maclaren you little beauty! Oar lays it off to Maclaren who first times the stunning shot into the roof of the net and Italiano just could not stop the brute force of that shot! It's all square at 3-3!
B. Borello
51' GOAL ROAR - Broich finds Borrello who shoots from outside the box and the shot bobbles past Italiano then finds the back of the net. That was poor goal keeping by Italiano who got to it way too late. It's Wellington 3-2.
50' McGlinchey sends a corner deep to Barbarouses who heads it wide.
48' Brisbane has to strike early here to still be a hope for third spot.
46' The second half is underway with Wellington kicking off.
HALF TIME - A very entertaining first half comes to an end with Wellington stunning the home fans with a 3-1 lead at half-time.
45' + 1' Maclaren with a chance from inside the box but it lacks the power and direction to beat the in form Italiano.
43' A spectacular effort by Borrello goes just wide of the upright.
43' Brisbane have the free kick at the edge of the box and Lia chimes in with a timely interception.
M. McGlinchey
41' GOAL PHOENIX - Crestani is having a nightmare out there! Finkler sends the cross in and Crestani tries to volley but misses. It spills to McGlinchey and he scores his third goal of the campaign. Wellingtron lead 3-1!
C. Crestani
Yellow Card
40' YELLOW CARD - Crestani is shown the yellow card for the challenge from behind on Krisna.
38' GOAL PHOENIX - McGlinchey gets to the byline and cuts it back to Finkler in the box and he tucks it away past Theo. Wellington lead 2-1.
38' Finkler with a beautiful pass to Krishna who gets there first. With Theo rushing out at him he shoots wide.
R. Bonevacia
Yellow Card
36' YELLOW CARD - Roly Bonevacia is booked for a manouvre that is more likely to be seen on the WWE rather than on a soccer pitch.
34' Finkler lines up to take the free kick and he sends it straight into the wall. What a waste!
33' Wellington have the free kick that will be taken by Finkler.
30' Holman is left alone with a free header that is saved by Italiano but the flag is up for offside and Wellington's defence can take a breather.
30' Broich sends the corner in but the Wellington defence knock it out for another.
29' Borrello shoots from the edge of the box and Italiano forces it over for a corner.
28' Kristensen shoots and Italiano deflects it into the path of Broich but he can't get a boot onto it. It's all happening here!
27' Brisbane are now officially third and will be hoping for a Melbourne City loss in the match following this.
25' Maclaren is onside but he drags the shot wide. The flag then goes up late so it wouldn't have counted.
B. Holman
21' GOAL ROAR - Brett Holman runs with the ball then blasts an unstoppable shot past Italiano who dives at it but can't get near it. It's all square at 1-1.
21' Wellington have had six shots to four.
18' Finkler's corner is dealt with by Maclaren.
18' Bonevacia shoots from outside the box and Theo makes a wonderful save! Corner to Wellington.
17' Maclaren goes down in the box looking for the penalty but it has been given the all clear after video review.
16' The corner is swung in where Papadopoulos heads through traffic, but it's straight to Italiano in goal.
16' Borrello tries to tee up Maclaren but Lia is there to clear it out for a corner. Wellington are determined today.
13' McGlinchey with a stunning volley from the edge of the box and that is so unlucky not to go in. It hits the cross bar and bounces away.
12' The Roar are now two goals behind Melbourne City on goal difference in fourth place.
9' It appears as though it's Wellington who have everything to play for not Brisbane at the moment.
R. Krishna
6' GOAL PHOENIX - Krishna has been put through by Finkler and he is one on one against Theo. Krishna shoots with Theo getting a hand on it but not enough to prevent palming it into his own net. Wellington lead 1-0.
6' The Roar have made a very positive start. It appears they really want third spot with the chance to avoid Sydney FC all the way through to the grand final.
3' Borrello finds Maclaren but his effort is pretty tame and Italiano takes possession in goal.
1' Borrello with good quick feet with Holman just shooting wide.
1' We are off and underway with Brisbane kicking off.
Kick is only a matter of minutes away. We can't wait for it all to start.
Wellington (3-4-3): Italiano (GK); Doyle, Rossi, Lowry; McGlinchey, Lia, Rodriguez, Barbarouses; Krishna, Finkler, Bonevacia. Subs: Moss (GK), Rogerson, Parkhouse, Watson, Singh.
Brisbane Roar (4-3-3): Theo (GK); Crestani, De Vere, Papadopoulos, Oar; Kristensen, Holman, Caletti; Borrello, Maclaren, Broich. Subs: Young (GK), D'Agostino, Pepper, Rowles, Ingham.
Lets take a look at the line ups.
The equation for Brisbane is simple. Win and they host a final. With a win they finish third or fourth. If Melbourne City win it may well go down to goal difference. For Wellington they are playing for pride with some players even playing for their futures.
Good afternoon and welcome to Suncorp Stadium for Brisbane Roar v Wellington.