A-League Round 6 My Review
Once again there were plenty of goals and action and there was only one draw in the five games that were played. It’s incredible that the standard football being played is so high in relation to the amount of money available with regards to the salary cap. There were fifteen goals scored in the five games played in Round 6, which is an average of three per game. Most of the imports are contributing, which means that the league can grow in its popularity on a global scale.
Friday Night Game
Reds v Roar
This was the game of the Round with the football being played of an extremely high standard. Both teams had plenty of positives to take away from the contest with the game that was played a fantastic advertisement for the A-League. Ben Halloran managed to score a brace for the Reds, while Henrique was the only goal scorer for the Roar.
Reds Game Changer: Ben Halloran
Roar Blues Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Saturday Night Games
Mariners v Sky Blues
The Mariners took an early lead thanks to their captain; Matt Simon. For the second week in a row the Mariners had a chance to get something out of the game, but they failed to do so; leaving the game empty handed as far as points are concerned. For the Sky Blues, Adam Le Fondre scored a penalty and Brandon O’Neill scored the winner with a sublime finish, which ensured that the Sky Blues took all three points from the match.
Mariners Game Changer: Matthew Millar
Sky Blues Game Changer: Brandon O’Neill
Victory v Wanderers
This was a one sided affair that was dominated by the Victory from start to finish. The Victory won the game by four goals to nil thanks to goals from Keisuke Honda, Raul Baena, Kosta Barbarouses and Terry Antonis. The Wanderers would be bitterly disappointed with their performance and they clearly have a lot of work to do to improve.
Victory Game Changer: Keisuke Honda
Wanderers Game Changer: Vedran Janjetovic
Sunday Night Games
Phoenix v Glory
This was the only game in Round 6 of the A-League where the result of the game was a draw. Phoenix would be bitterly disappointed with not taking the three points on offer. They took the lead shortly before half time thanks to a goal from Roy Krishna. Diego Castro levelled the scores for the Glory ensuring that they took a point from an arduous trip to New Zealand.
Phoenix Changer: Roy Krishna
Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
City v Jets
The Jets would rue their performance as the game was dominated by City; the Jets would have viewed this game as a winnable one, but unfortunately they were thoroughly outplayed losing three-nil, thanks to goals from Riley Mcgree, Luke Brattan and Lachlan Wales.
City Game Changer: Luke Brattan
Jets Game Changer: Glen Moss