Jamie Maclaren scored a wonder goal in Brisbane Roar’s important ‘finals crucial’ game against an under strength Melbourne Victory side at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
News before the game was that Melbourne would be missing several players due to them being called away on international duty. This, however didn’t stop them putting in a gutsy performance and in fact they may well have even stolen all 3 points, had one or two very very good chances been executed.
The Roar had players missing also, although all due to injury, not international duties. One person who surely did have international duty on his mind though, imaginably was Jamie Maclaren.
In great from this season and picked in the last Socceroos squad last time out, Maclaren must have thought he was more than an outside chance to be picked again. However, he was overlooked, the socceroos struggled to score in open play against Iraq in mid week and in almost a huge non-verbal way of saying “look at what you missed” to his exclusion, he stole the ball form two imposing defenders on 51 minutes, looked up and and smashed a volley home from over 20 yards out to score a fantastic goal which ultimately became the winning goal of the game!
Great game, great goal and a great example of how the A-League standard keeps going up and up!! Its well-known that Jamie Maclaren started playing kids soccer at a young age and now look what he’s become! Galaxy Soccer takes children as young as 3 and a half into their Fun soccer Programs – so why not get em started straight way…you never know how far they could go!! www.galaxysoccer.com.au or 07 31 776 775