A-League Round 4 My Review
There were at least two goals in each of the five games in the A-League in Round 4. There was a total of fifteen goals scored in the five games.
Friday Night Game
City v Phoenix
Ritchie de Laet had a sublime finish, taking advantage of City’s control of the balance of play. Filip Kurto made a couple of important saves. Bruno Fornaroli made it two-nil in the second half to give City a relatively unassailable advantage. It was a relatively monotonous contest.
City Game Changer: Ritchie de Laet
Phoenix Blues Game Changer: Filip Kurto
Saturday Night Games
Wanderers v Roar
Bruce Kamau displayed some sublime skill, he hit the post with a good shot and Oriol Riera scored from the rebound. Shortly after Bruce Kamau was awarded a penalty, that was conceded by Jacob Pepper. Alex Lopez made the score two-one, getting the Roar back into the contest. Eric Bautheac was awarded a penalty early in the second half. Adam Taggart made the score two-all. Jaushua Sotirio was unlucky as hit the post with a quality shot. The game remained two-all at the completion of the contest.
Wanderers Game Changer: Bruce Kamau
Roar Game Changer: Alex Lopez
Jets v Sky Blues
Alex Brosque scored the opener thanks to a cross from Rhyan Grant. The game ebbed and flowed with neither side asserting their dominance on the match. Milos Ninkovic had a shot well saved by Glen Moss in the second half. Dimitri Petratos provided the assist for substitute Nick Cowburn late in the second half.
Jets Game Changer: Ronald Vargas
Sky Blues Game Changer: Brandon O’Neill
Sunday Night Game
Reds v Glory
The game was fairly monotonous for the most part, until Joel Chianese hit the bar with a quality shot. Andy Keogh scored from an Alex Grant header that rebounded into the path of Keogh. Christopher Ikonomidis gave the Glory a two-nil victory late on.
Reds Game Changer: Paul Izzo
Glory Game Changer: Shane Lowry
Victory v Mariners
This was a one sided contest with the Victory winning the game four-one. Keisuke Honda, James Troisi and Corey Brown all scored in the first for Victory. Mario Shabow made the score three-one and Joshua Hope made the final score four-one in favour of the Victory.
Victory Game Changer: James Troisi
Mariners Game Changer: Andrew Hoole