Round Seventeen Review (Hyundai A-League)
Round Seventeen of the A-League was an entertaining. Remarkably, there were at least two goals scored in every game, making it a good weekend for the neutral.
Roar v Glory Review
Papadopolous broke the dead lock early to put Roar ahead. The Glory responded through Harold, who claimed the equalizer. Khalfallah played a pinpoint cross into Franjic, who gave the Roar the lead again. Keogh helped the Glory equalize with an assist, once again Harold brought about the equalizer again. Substitute Holman gave the Roar the lead again through an assist from Macccarone. Castro had an opportunity to equalize, but unfortunately hit the post, meaning the final score was three-two to the Roar.
Wanderers v Victory Review
Despite having nearly fifty-six percent of possession, the Wanderers failed to make their possession count on the scoreboard. The Wanderers had twenty-five shots to seventeen, but couldn’t capitalize on their domination. The differences between the two teams was the Victory were clinical in front of goal, with the, finishing with three goals.
Jets v Phoenix Review
The game was tough and tight early, until Ljucic broke the dead lock. Mullen made it two-nil before the Half Time break, while Nabbout had a shot well saved by Italiano. Shortly after the break Nabbout scored a clinical goal, thanks to an assist from Georgebski and some good lead up work by Rodrigurez. Krishna finished with a sublime goal, Burns credited with the assist. The Jets had a penalty late on, thanks to Thurgate being fouled in the penalty area. Petratos just scored the resultant penalty kick just, with Italiano getting a touch on it. The game ended at three-two in favour of the Phoenix.
Sky Blues v Mariners Review
The Mariners struck early thanks to a clever penalty from Powell. Redmayne made a crucial save from Hoole. Golec blocked a shot on goal from Ninkovic. Bobo was denied a goal from being in an offside position. Powell put the ball on a plate for Wales, who missed a certain goal. Bobo made the Mariners pay with a clinical finish thanks to an exquisite cross from Mierjewski.
City v Reds Review
Budzinski managed a brace in the First Half, which just about put the result beyond doubt. City had their best performance of the Season in my opinion. Vidosic managed a clinical brace and Mccormack finished with a sublime goal to make the margin five goals. This was a very disappointing outcome for the Reds and could set them back.