Round 6 Review (Hyundai A-League)
It was an exciting sixth round of football. Remarkably the Sky Blues failed to score a goal for the first time this Season. The tempo was high and the football would be acceptable in any league in the world. There was at least two goals scored in every game, which made the football being played stimulating for the neutral spectator.
Mariners v Sky Blues Review
Mariners took control of the game early on. Hoole executed brilliantly when he finished in the nineteenth minute. Asdrubal credited with the assist. The Mariners outplayed the Sky Blues at every façade of the game. In the fifty-fifth minute the Mariners added a second goal, with Hoole implementing a pinpoint cross that was sublimely finished by Mcging. The Sky Blues were never in the game; The Mariners thoroughly deserved the three points and their two-nil victory was well earned. The Mariners put in their best performance of the Season, while the Sky Blues played their worst game of the Season.
Reds v Jets Review
The Reds controlled the tempo and possession of the game early. Kitto looked lively in the early stages of the contest. Once again, the Reds struggled for an end product. Mileusnic gave the Reds a well deserved lead in the twenty fourth minute with Kitto credited with the assist. If the first thirty five minutes were a boxing fight then the Jets would have been knocked out and the fight would have been over. However, this was a football game. Petratos made a sublime cross to Kantarovski who managed his second goal of the Season in the forty fifth minute. Early in the second half Nabbout took advantage of an error from Warland with a clinical finish. Incredibly the Jets were in the lead! Once again Merrick weaved his magic with his attacking style of play that means that the Jets are still unbeaten.
Victory v Roar Review
Both teams goal keepers looked unbeatable in the first half; they pulled off some inspirational saves. Bautheac looked dangerous with no end product. The game appeared destined for a nil all draw. It was one of those games that needed some individual brilliance to break the deadlock. George showed why he may well be the best player for the Victory with an astute assist that was finished off by guess who? Berisha, an intelligent finish in the seventy ninth minute. Despite missing a lot of players through injury the Roar managed to find an equalizer through super sub, Holman in the eighty fourth minute. Hingert credited with the assist. A draw was the final result with the score one all.
Phoenix v Glory Review
The distance derby was the game of the round from the perspective of the neutral spectator. Torres scored the opener in the ninth minute. The Phoenix responded quickly with Krishna playing an insightful cross that was finished off by Vidosic in the eleventh minute. The Phoenix had gained the ascendancy back with the goal. Neville made a bad mistake by giving the ball away cheaply in the Phoenix’s final third with Krishna intercepting the ball with the pass calmly finished off by Paracki in the thrity fourth minute to give the Phoenix the lead. Despite going into the break with sixty one percent possession the Glory trailed two one on the scoreboard. A goal to Lowry made the score two all in the forty seventh minute. The Phoenix took the momentum back in their favour when Finkler scored in fifty second minute. That goal was followed by a brace to striker Kaluderovic. The managed a comprehensive victory with Durante and Mcglinchey on All White’s duty.
City v Wanderers Review
City dominated the game early. Then the Wanderers capitalised on an error by Schenkeveld with Llornente intercepting the ball and putting the ball on a plate for Sotirio. Janjetovic made a few good saves to give the Wanderers the ascendency. The Wanderers went into the break leading one nil. The score was levelled in the fifty fifth minute when Mccormack finished a penalty. This was the game of the round with regards to the quality of football played. The game finished at one all.