Queensland Roar 0 Sydney FC 0

Sydney FC kicked off its 2007 Pre-Season Cup campaign with a goalless draw against Group B rival Queensland Roar in Maroochydore.

Sydney FC kicked off its 2007 Pre-Season Cup campaign with a goalless draw against Group B rival Queensland Roar in Maroochydore.

Clint Bolton kept his fourth consecutive competitive clean sheet and Sydney FC stretched its unbeaten run versus Queensland Roar to five matches despite Branko Culina's team missing players of the calibre of, among others, Alex Brosque, David Carney, Mark Milligan, Tony Popovic and Ruben Zadkovich.

In a game of few chances, Queensland Roar had the lion's share of the opportunities but Bolton pulled off a couple of fine saves to extend the time since he conceded a goal in a non-friendly match to 380 minutes. Not since substitute striker Budi Sudarsono scored Indonesian champion Persik Kediri's winner against Sydney FC at Manahan Stadium in Solo City has Bolton been beaten in a competitive game.

Adam Casey, Brendon Santalab and Nikolas Tsattalios started Sydney FC matches for the first time, while Jacob Timpano played the final 25 minutes as he makes his way back from groin surgery. Culina also gave game time to a trialist, Ben Vidaic.

Queensland Roar 0 Sydney FC 0 Date: Saturday, July 14, 2007 Venue: Maroochydore Football Club, Maroochydore Referee: Chris Beath Crowd: 4892

Queensland Roar: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 5. Josh MCCLOUGHLAN, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 10. Ante MILICIC (9. Simon LYNCH 73'), 11. REINALDO, 14. Ben GRIFFIN, 15. Matt McKAY, 16. Hyuk-Su SEO, 17. Mitch NICHOLS (12. Tahj MINNIECON 54'), 18. Danny TIATTO (captain (19. Sasa OGNENOVSKI 73')), 21. Chris GROSSMAN.

Substitutes not used: 24. JAKE HALING (gk).

Yellow cards: Danny Tiatto 43'.

Sydney FC: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Iain FYFE, 3. Nikolas TSATTALIOS (17. Jacob TIMPANO 65'), 4. Mark RUDAN (captain), 7. Robbie MIDDLEBY, 9. David ZDRILIC, 10. Steve CORICA, 11. Brendon SANTALAB (24. Ben VIDAIC 83'), 15. Terry McFLYNN, 18. Adam CASEY, 23. Ufuk TALAY.

Substitutes not used: 20. Vendram JANJETOVIC (gk).

Yellow cards: Ufuk Talay 13', Terry McFlynn 66'.