Round 7 Review (Hyundai A-League)
It was a bland seventh round of football. The tempo wasn’t high and the football wasn’t of an acceptable level. The game that was postponed had the potential to be the best contest for the neutral, between the Wanderers and the Phoenix. Despite there being at least two goals scored in every game, the football being played was fairly boring for the neutral spectator, however the two standout teams were the Sky Blues and the Roar who put in a good shift.
Mariners v Reds Review
Two of the Mariners back four were missing due to injury; Baro and Josh Rose. In the first half there was no end product until there was a penalty earned by Pain with the foul against Diawara. Brama took a clinical penalty in the fortieth minute. Adlung got the Reds back into the game with a bullet of a shot that went in the back of the net in the fifty-ninth minute. Blackwood made a difference coming off the bench with a couple of shots that were saved by Kennedy. The Reds broke the deadlock when Kitto finished exquisitely in injury time of the second half. Due to an intense preseason the Reds won their second game this Season with a late goal.
Roar v City Review
The Roar came into the game ravaged by injury. Papadopoulos made intelligent header into the corner of the net when he courageously beat Galekovic to the ball. Mauk had a shot well saved by Young. Late in the half La Rocca gave away the ball cheaply to Maccarone who passed the ball to Bautheac who finished with a goal in the forty-third minute. Mauk finished with a sublime goal in the fifty forth minute. Galekovic made a poor error that gave Papadopoulos a brace. The Roar finished the game with a win by three goals to one.
Sky Blues v Jets Review
Bobo got the ball early on and didn’t disappoint with a great assist that was finished by Ninkovic. Duncan kept the Jets in the game in the first half with some brilliant saves. Bobo scored in the fifty- ninth minute giving the Sky Blues a two goal cushion, following a bad mistake by Duncan. Petratos had a super shot go in the back of the net in the sixty fifth minute to give the Jets hope. After arguably the Jets worst half of the Season in the first half the Jets were always chasing the game and lost the game two goals to one, because of that insipid first stanza.
Glory v Victory Review
In the first half neither side looked like scoring. The best chance fell to Berisha who headed the ball into the post. Berisha scored an easy goal in the fifty sixth minute. Shortly after in the sixty seventh minute George finished well to put the Victory up two nil. Despite having injuries, the Glory would be disappointed with playing without an end product in the final third. Meanwhile, Victory posted their first win of the Season.