27 Dec 2011

Gold Coast stun Brisbane in Queensland derby

1:00 pm on 27 December 2011

A controversial late penalty has seen Gold Coast United win their first M1 football Derby in two years to continue Brisbane Roar's stunning fall from grace.

The Coast leapt off the bottom of the A-League table with the 1-0 Boxing Day victory at Skilled Park as their arch-rivals slumped to a club record fifth-straight loss.

It is an amazing turnaround for the competition's defending Premiers who celebrated an Australian club record undefeated streak of 36 matches just a month ago.