A-League Round 8 My Review
There were plenty of goals and entertainment in Round 8 of the A-League, but every game had a two goal winning margin!
Friday Night Game
Roar v Victory
What a high scoring contest we had to start Round 8 of the A-League. Remarkably all six goals were scored in the first half of the match and a red card to Eric Bautheac. The second half was largely uneventful with no goals scored by either team.
Roar Game Changer: Adam Taggart
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Saturday Night Games
Phoenix v Mariners
There was only ever one team that was going to win this one. The Mariners structure was fairly disjointed. How Mike Mulvey continues to start Andrew Hoole on the bench, I have no idea.
Phoenix Game Changer: Roy Krishna
Mariners Game Changer: Andrew Hoole
Wanderers v Sky Blues
The Wanderers dominated the game up until Vedran Janjetovic inexplicably left the box and received a red card. At that stage of the game the Wanderers were ahead one-nil thanks to a goal to Oriol Riera. From there on in it was all the Sky Blues with Janjetovic bearing the brunt of the criticism.
Wanderers Game Changer: Oriol Riera
Sky Blues Game Changer: Joshua Brillante
Sunday Night Games
Jets v Glory
This was probably the poorest game of the Round with neither side playing their best football. The Glory can consider themselves fortunate to have collected the three points on offer.
Jets Game Changer: Dimitri Petratos
Glory Changer: Chris Iknomidis
Reds v City
Jordan Elsey scored a clumsy own goal to give City the momentum. Luke Brattan gave City a fairly comfortable lead early in the second half. The game remained at two-nil in favour of City at full time.
Reds Game Changer: Michael Marrone
City Game Changer: Luke Brattan