Brisbane Roar has consolidated second spot on the A-League ladder after surging to an impressive 2-0 home victory over Central Coast over night.

Their second match in a triple header over eight days leaves the Roar trailing Adelaide by four points, heading into Saturday night’s clash with Melbourne Victory.

Rhianna Bull reports.

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Thomas Broich and Ivan Franjic produced two spectacular goals either side of half-time to hand the Roar their fifth win of the campaign.

Determined to make the most of a 1-0 half-time lead, Brisbane surged forward as Franjic’s lightning drive sealed the win.

The match was the Roar’s fourth straight win at home.

Winter Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila has received the top honour at the Sports Australia Hall of Fame annual awards night recognising Australia’s most inspiring sport’s performance of the year.

Lydia Lassila, Winter Olympic Champion: “When I won it just erased everything that happened four years earlier and it erased everything in Toreno. It erased all the surgery you know it erased all the rehab and the difficult times.”

AFL’s Leigh Matthews soared to legend status alongside Rugby league great John Raper, while swimming superstar Grant Hackett and Squash Champion Sarah Fitzgerald were among the many talented athletes recognised.

Rhianna Bull, QUT News.