Round Fourteen Review (Hyundai A-League)
Round Fourteen of the Round was interesting. There were at least two goals scored in all of the five matches. The highlight of the round was the top two matches between the Sky Blues and the Jets. That set the scene for a fascinating round for the impartial.
Sky Blues v Jets Review
The Jets controlled the balance of play early. Georgevski played an exquisite cross that was well finished by Nabbout in the tenth minute. That lead was short lived, with Ninkovic scoring thanks to a sublime pass from Bobo. Shortly after that, Moss made a good save from a Bobo strike on goal. Nabbout butchered a couple of good opportunities. Champness looked lively in the first half. The Jets went up two-one in the sixty-second minute thanks to a goal from Champness from a Petratos corner. Jackson saved a goal with an inspirational block on Sky Blues striker Bobo. Mierjewski crossed the ball with Bobo finishing off. It was an entertaining two-all draw, played by the two top teams in the A-League this season.
Roar v Wanderers Review
There weren’t any shots on goal early in this one, until Santalab had a header saved by Young, with Riera scoring the rebound. Shortly after, Bridge made the Roar pay for not having an end product. The Roar controlled the game in the First Half, in my opinion, however, football is a funny game! Early in the Second Half, Gameiro had a shot brilliantly saved by Young. Then down the other end Riera had a shot well saved by Young. Janjetovic made some important interventions and in my opinion was the best player on the field.
Glory v Reds Review
Mileusnic cleverly passed the ball onto Adlung who finished well. Then Mills had a good shot saved by Margush. The First Half was monotonous for the most part in my opinion. Both sides were lacking a killer final pass early in the Second Half, until Issais played a pass intelligently finding Absalonsen who then delivered an exquisite pass to Konstandopolous who finished off the good work. Late in the game Absalonsen scored a goal to kill the game off, with Reddy misjudging a fifty-fifty ball in the penalty box.
Victory v Mariners Review
It was a tough and tight game from the start, with the contest in the balance. Golec stopped the ball going into the back of the net, from a Berisha shot on goal. Barbarouses had a good opportunity; unfortunately his shot hit the bar! Ashrabul had a shot brilliantly saved by Thomas of Victory. At the other end of the pitch, Troisi had a shot flash just over the bar. In the early stages of the Second Half Berisha made a good run and finished with a goal. Djubic prevented a goal from a cross from Appiah. Asrubal had a few opportunities within the space of a few minutes. Golec thwarted another Victory attack. Okon weaved some magic with both substitutes involved in the equalizer, Wales made a good run and Powell managed to score. The game ended up being a one-all draw.
City v Phoenix Review
It was a largely uneventful First Half, until late on Krishna pounced on an error by the City defence. The Phoenix went into the break with a one-nil lead. Shortly after Half Time, Joyce brought on Arzani; It proved to be a match winning move. Arzani finished with two assists and Mccormack managed two goals. Phoenix only had themselves to blame, butchering a few chances to score a second goal. In the end City managed to win somewhat unjustly two-one.