The Everton FC brigade saw their tour Down Under come to an end over the weekend as their three-game stint against A-League clubs culminated with a clash against the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
It was an emphatic night for the Roar as they proved to be the toughest of Everton’s Australian opponents – the only side to have scored against the English outfit.
It was an emphatic night for the Roar as they participated in their annual ‘Roar Against Racism’ clash, and they proved to be the toughest of Everton’s Australian opponents – the only side to have scored against the English outfit.
However it resulted in a 2-1 win for the Toffees which saw head coach David Moyes play a younger side to get a good feel for his youth heading into the 2010-11 Premier League.
There were impressive goals from England under-21 Jack Rodwell on the 49th minute, and Magaye Gueye who claimed the winner just seven minutes from time.
The Roar were not going to be intimidated by the Merseysiders and responded with an equaliser 17 minutes after Rodwell took the lead, with a superb shot from Kosta Barbarouses in front of 19, 786 fans in the stadium.
The Roar did not look scared by the high profile names they were up against, with Everton skipper and former England international Phil Neville touting the game as the toughest the English side played while in Australia.
The result should certainly point punters in the direction of an outright 2010-11 A-League bet on the Roar, as they proved themselves against tough opposition while Sydney FC lost 1-0 in their match, and the Melbourne Hearts were defeated 2-0.
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