14 Mar 2011

Brisbane goalkeeper helps Roar to dramatic win in grand final

7:57 am on 14 March 2011

The Brisbane Roar staged a remarkable comeback to win the A-League football grand final 4-2 on penalties over a heartbroken Central Coast at Suncorp Stadium last night, in one of the most dramatic grand finals in Australian sporting history.

With four minutes left in extra time, the Mariners had control of the match leading 2-nil, but the Roar came back through a goal to Henrique before midfield enforcer Erik Paartalu headed home a corner off the last play before fulltime to send the match to penalties.

Goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos was the hero in the penalty shootout with two brilliant saves and the Brisbane stopper was delighted to have played a leading hand in the Roar's remarkable victory.