13 Dec 2010

Sydney booed off park during 1-nil loss to Brisbane

5:46 am on 13 December 2010

They were booed off the Sydney Football Stadium at halftime of their 1-nil loss to Brisbane on Sunday, but Sydney FC believe they still have what it takes to qualify for the A-League finals.

Judging by performance, the defending premiers appear down and out but, mathematically, they're only four points out of the top six and a playoff berth is still within reach.

While it wasn't a repeat of their 4-nil drubbing by Central Coast last week, The Sky Blues were still totally outclassed by Brisbane in the crucial moments, played in front of just 7554 frustrated supporters.

Jeering followed the players into the sheds, but captain Terry McFlynn was adamant their post-season dream is still alive.

He says the players are viewing Wednesday's trip to Townsville as a potential turning point and vowed they won't go down without a fight.

Meanwhile Gold Coast and Wellington are licking their wounds after a spiteful clash in which United prevailed 2-nil.

The Phoenix will be without skipper Andrew Durante for one week through suspension and goalkeeper Mark Paston for several weeks with a knee injury.