Round 12 Review (Hyundai A-League)
It was an eventful Round of football with all five matches producing at least one goal. There may have been two one sided games, with the Wanderers the disappointment of the round.
Roar v Glory Review
De Vere prevented two attacks in a matter of moments. The contest was in the balance early. Hingert was looking dangerous making some good forward runs. No one looked like breaking the deadlock until Maccarone scored late in the First Half he was well set up by Ben Khalfallah. In the Second Half there was no end product from either team. Then the game changed. Reddy got injured and was replaced by young exuberant goal keeper Feely, who was instrumental in the Glory’s first goal, when he played a long ball to Castro, who passed the ball to substitute Keogh who finished off the move. A matter of moments later, Keogh passed the ball to Castro who scored a simple goal. The game finished two-nil to the Glory.
Jets v Wanderers Review
Koutroumbis scored a sublime goal early on, which put the Jets in control of the game. The Wanderers best player in the First Half in my opinion was youngster Asportomitis. The Jets controlled the tempo of the game in the First Half with only the one goal to show for it. In the Second Half Hoffman led from the front with an exquisite finish. Shortly after Petratos played a brilliant pass to Kantarovski and it was game over. Then the Jets put the icing on the cake, with Petratos credited with the assist for Ugarkovic. That was how the game ended at four-nil.
Phoenix v Sky Blues Review
Italiano fumbled a few balls early. The Signs looked ominous for the Phoenix. Zullo provided an assist for Bobo. What followed was another goal for the Sky Blues, this time it was Bobo with the assist and the scorer was Adrian. The Phoenix pegged one back when Galloway played a pinpoint cross that was finished off by Kaluderovic. Early on in the Second Half Bobo managed to score a second goal, with Adrian providing the assist. The Phoenix were unlucky when Singh hit the post. Then the game was put beyond doubt by Bob through some good lead up work by Carney. That gave Bobo a hat-trick. The game finished four-one to the Phoenix.
City v Victory Review
Victory played a high tempo game, controlling the balance of play early. Troisi managed a good shot that was well saved by Bouzanis. The new youngster for City, Atkinson, prevented a goal from Victory with some good work defensively. George from Vcitory, had a superb shot crash against the bar. Muscat took a gamble, putting Milligan on the bench for an hour. Then he brought him on and he made a crucial impact, winning a penalty and converting the subsequent penalty kick. Possession was nearly even and both teams managed three shots on goal each. The Victory ran out victorious by one goal to nil.
Reds v Mariners Review
The game ebbed and flowed early with no one providing an end product. Mileusnic and Strain formed a good combination setting up a goal for Kitto for the Reds. Shortly after that Izzo made three saves in a matter of moments. Following that Kitto had a header stopped on the line by Josh Rose. Mileusnic had an audacious shot from outside the box saved by Kennedy. Kitto was lively, while Strain played his role to perfection. The second half was largely uneventful. Strain made a marauding run forward for the Reds, while Pain had a shot well saved by Izzo. The Reds ran out winners one goal to nil.