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Stunning soccer goal gives Roar a point

By Jim Morton 07/10/2005 10:26:32 PM Comments (0)

Korean midfielder Hyuk-Su Seo produced a stunning long-range goal to give the Queensland Roar a share of the spoils in Friday night's A-League clash with the Central Coast Mariners.

Seo's goal was the highlight, but the Roar justifiably traipsed off Suncorp Stadium disappointed figures after the entertaining 1-1 stalemate on a hot Brisbane night.

The home side produced 18 scoring shots to the Mariners' eight, and dominated the attack-oriented match from the outset.

Their failure to convert chances meant the two sides remain locked together in fourth on the table with nine points after seven matches.

Central Coast skipper Noel Spencer threatened to continue the A-League's away anomaly when he headed home from a 41st-minute corner.

It was Spencer's third goal of the season, and with the canny Tom Pondeljak holding court, the injury-riddled pre-season cup champions were on track for an upset.

The Roar's dramatic equaliser came in the 57th minute when the hard-working Korean drilled a speculative 25-metre shot past a helpless Danny Vukovic.

A rare shotmaker, Seo took everyone by surprise by delivering a perfect strike on the outside of his right boot after a short midfield run.

But the Mariners could thank Vukovic for getting a slice of the points after he pulled off an athletic save to stop super-sub Michael Baird's 67th-minute header.

Queensland had another gilt-edged chance with six minutes left when a Spase Dilevski corner went straight across the face of goals just out of the reach of Josh McCloughan.

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