20 Nov 2011

Brisbane Roar equal Australian record

6:03 am on 20 November 2011

Brisbane have equalled Australian club sport's greatest unbeaten streak with a 2-1 A-League football win over Newcastle.

After battling for much of the contest the Roar escaped with an unlikely victory thanks to a powerful 83rd minute strike from substitute James Meyer.

His goal ensured the Roar stayed undefeated for a record 35 games - matching the 74-year-old record of rugby league's Eastern Suburbs, now known as Sydney Roosters in the NRL.