Brisbane roar back to down Sydney with late Wenzel-Halls rocket

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A thumping finish by Dylan Wenzell-Halls has downed Sydney FC and ended Brisbane Roar's 12-match A-League winless run.

The undermanned Roar came from behind in remarkable fashion to secure a 2-1 win over Sydney FC.

The 21-year-old sent the crowd at Suncorp Stadium into delirium on Friday with a smashing right-foot shot from the edge of the area in the 90th minute to secure just the Roar's second win of a dismal season.

Earlier substitute Tobias Mikkelsen's emphatic 77th-minute finish had cancelled out Danny De Silva's 55th minute opener for the Sky Blues.

The victory will be especially pleasing for interim head coach Darren Davies given the lack of players at the Welshman's disposal.

With goalkeeper Jamie Young as well as defenders Dane Ingham and Daniel Bowles all suspended, the Roar then lost defensive pair Luke DeVere and Jack Hingert to first-half knee injuries.

Such was Brisbane's player crisis, Davies was forced to throw on schoolboy defender Izaack Powell in the 30th minute when Hingert limped off.

The teenager, who doesn't turn 17 until Tuesday, eclipsed Tommy Oar as the youngest player in the Roar's history when he came on.

It's Davies' first win since taking over following John Aloisi's departure just before Christmas.

The defeat will be desperately disappointing for Sydney coach Steve Corica, after his team had appeared to have wrested control from the dogged home team through De Silva's opener.

The visitors probably should have been ahead before De Silva found the back of the net, with Sydney guilty of wasting multiple first-half chances.

Iranian recruit Reza Ghoochannejhad and strike partner Adam Le Fondre both had chances while De Silva hit the post in the 23rd minute.

Milos Ninkovic had the best chance of the opening half but blazed over after being found unmarked just outside the six-yard box in the 21st minute.

The Roar face table-topping Perth Glory next weekend, with Spanish midfielder Alex Lopez suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Sydney are at Leichhardt Oval next weekend to host bottom-placed Central Coast Mariners.

Source AAP