I think Sydney were very lucky. Their defensive mid-field used the same studs-up neutraliser that got a Newcastle player sent off last week. That, that red card was turned over on appeal probably saved Sydney today from losing Gan and Byon on the field.
Still, referee Srebre Delovski and his assistant managed to miss a hand ball penalty for the Roar early on. Then again, this meant that Brisbane finished the game hard and looked like getting the winner from the 80th. Simon Colosimo, easily Sydney's best player, said after the match that Brisbane wanted to win more than Sydney and that was good to see.
The crowd was under 8,000. Pity the FFA know so little about developing the game. The club has one more early Sunday afternoon game to endure.