A-League Round 5 My Review
Round 5 was full of goals with every game played having a minimum of two goals scored in it. The round started off with a quality game between the Wanderers and the Jets, which was one of the games of the season, while the rest of the games weren’t of the same standard it was an exciting round of football to watch.
Friday Night Game
Wanderers v Jets
It was a lively start to the game by the Wanderers who took control the balance of play. Dimitri Petratos was the architect of an exquisite piece of play by the Jets that led to a goal from Jason Hoffmann. Oriol RIera butchered an opportunity hitting the post. The Wanderers dominated the game taking control of majority of the play, but unfortunately for them Dimitri Petratos was once again the architect of a Jets goal with Ronald Vargas profiting from the work that Petratos did to give the Jets a two-nil victory.
Wanderers Game Changer: Anbraham Majok
Jets Blues Game Changer: Dimitri Petrataos
Saturday Night Games
Phoenix v Reds
Mandi gave the Phoenix the ascendancy early on in the contest with a quality finish. The game ebbed and flowed for the rest of the first half with neither side gaining the ascendancy. Ben Halloran helped the Reds get an equalizer with a cross that was put into his own net by Tom Doyle. Michael Marrone was unbelievable as he pushed forward on the right flank on many occasions. Early in the second half Marrone provided an assist with a pinpoint cross that resulted in the Reds taking the lead thanks to Ken Ilso. Ilso made the score three-one putting a sublime cross from Ryan Kitto into the back of the net.
Phoenix Game Changer: Ryan Lowry
Reds Game Changer: Michael Marrone
Roar v City
Roar squandered some opportunities, but they did manage to take a one-nil lead thanks to an exquisite header from Adam Taggart. City also failed to capitalise on some opportunities, which they were made to rue due to Taggart scoring his second goal of the day. It was probably City’s worst performance of the season.
Roar Game Changer: Adam Taggart
City Blues Game Changer: Ritchie de Laet
Sunday Night Games
Sky Blues v Victory
The game was a fairly monotonous contest early until Ola Toivonen broke the deadlock. Adam Le Fondre missed a penalty, but managed to score the follow up. Keisuke Honda scored from the penalty spot to give the Victory a two-one win.
Sky Blues Game Changer: Brandon O’Neill
Victory Game Changer: George Nedermeier
Glory v Mariners
Christopher Ikonomidis scored a brace in a hard fought win for the Glory over a competitive Mariners side. Shane Lowry also managed to score for the Glory, while the Mariners scored two goals; the first an own goal from Tomislav Mrcela and the second from Aiden O’Neill, meaning that the Glory won the game three-two.
Glory Game Changer: Christopher Ikonomidis
Mariners Game Changer: Connor Pain