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Roar hopeful of Young ban appeal success

Brisbane Roar will be without goalkeeper Jamie Young for Friday's A-League clash with Sydney FC but are hopeful of reducing his three-match ban on appeal.

Roar hopeful of Young ban appeal success

Brisbane Roar will be without goalkeeper Jamie Young for Friday's A-League clash with Sydney FC but are hopeful of reducing his three-match ban on appeal.

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.
DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia. Picture:Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images

It's too late for him to play in Friday's A-League clash with Sydney FC but Brisbane Roar remain hopeful of appealing a ban against goalkeeper Jamie Young.

The custodian was given a three-match ban for his challenge on Adelaide United's Craig Goodwin in the Roar's 4-3 loss at Coopers Stadium last weekend.


The independent match review panel ruled Young had committed serious foul play when he rushed out of his area and collided with Goodwin.

Roar interim head coach Darren Davies said while the club was accepting of Young's suspension for Friday's game, the club would be challenging the prospect of their number one goalkeeper missing any more matches.

"We have decided to appeal against the decision for Jamie," Davies said.

"We will let that run its course and hopefully we'll have a positive outcome."

Young's dismissal came just minutes after 19-year-old New Zealand defender Dane Ingham was shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.

It means Young and Ingham will both be suspended for the Sydney FC match as well as central defender Daniel Bowles, who picked up his eighth booking of the season against Adelaide.

The Roar have the worst disciplinary record of the entire A-League this season, racking up five red cards and 49 yellows in their 17 matches.

Davies admitted it was an issue that had been addressed with the players following the Adelaide defeat.

"I think some of the situations that we've been in, some are avoidable and some are unavoidable," the Welshman said.

"We spoke about that. We spoke about maybe the ones that were avoidable, tightening up a little bit ... we had a good discussion and we move forward now."

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