A-League Round 2 My Review
It was an exciting second Round of football with three of five games resulting in draws. The game of the round was the last one that had five goals scored in it between the Victory and the Glory. It promises to be an exciting season of A-League football if Round 2 is any indication.
Friday Night Game
Reds v Jets
Game ebbed and flowed early without any meaningful chances. Craig Goodwin had the best opportunity in the first half hitting the bar from a free kick. The Jets took the lead in the second half thanks to a good cross from Jason Hoffman that was finished off by Ronald Vargas. The Reds equalized through an exquisite cross from Michael Marrone that was finished by Craig Goodwin with a sublime header. The game remained at one all at full time.
Reds Game Changer: Michael Marrone
Jets Game Changer: Jason Hoffman
Saturday Night Games
Mariners v City
There weren’t any real chances to score in the opening stages of the contest. Connor Pain did a good job to set up a goal from Ross Mccormack. That was how the game remained at half time with the Mariners taking a narrow lead into the break. Substitute Dario Vidosic managed to equalize late on to help City remain undefeated.
Mariners Game Changer: Antony Golec
City Game Changer: Kearyn Baccus
Sky Blues v Wanderers
Adam Le Fondre gave the Sky Blues the lead early in the derby. The Wanderers squandered a couple of chances to score in the first half. Alex Brosque made the score two-nil. Roly Bonevacia had a goal ruled due to VAR ruling Josh Sotirio offside. The score remained at two-nil in the Sky Blues favour.
Sky Blues Game Changer: Adam Le Fondre
Wanderers Game Changer: Roly Bonevacia
Roar v Phoenix
Phoenix controlled the match in its opening stages. Adam Taggart missed a chance to score in the first half, while Tom Doyle was terrific in cutting out the Roar attempts to score on a few occasions during the game. Roy Krishna wasted a couple of opportunities to score. The game was quite exciting, in spite of both teams failure to break the deadlock.
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Phoenix Game Changer: Ton Doyle
Sunday Night Game
Victory v Glory
The Glory led two-nil at half time thanks to goals from Joel Chianese and Andy Keogh. Terry Antonis scored a superb goal early in the second half and then Storm Roux made it two-all late in the contest. Chris Ikonomidis gave the Glory the three points with the winning goal in stoppage time. Tony Popovic was brave with his substitutions; he took off experienced duo Andy Keogh and Neil Kilkenny and was rewarded with the Glory getting an upset victory.
Victory Game Changer: Keisuke Honda
Glory Game Changer: Joel Chianese
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