A-League Round 9 My Review
There were plenty of goals and entertainment in Round 9 of the A-League, with every game that was played full of excitement. Every team managed to score at least one goal.
Friday Night Game
Glory v Sky Blues
The Glory passed the ball a lot in the back half of the field. The Sky Blues prevailed due to the fact that they had the better team on paper. Daniel De Silva scored the winning goal making a big impact off the bench to give the Sky Blues a two-one win over the top of the table Glory outfit.
Glory Game Changer: Chris Ikonomidis
Sky Blues Game Changer: Daniel De Silva
Saturday Night Games
Phoenix v Roar
The Phoenix controlled the tempo of the game with a dominant four-one win over the hapless Roar team.
Phoenix Game Changer: Roy Krishna
Roar Game Changer: Henrique
City v Victory
The Melbourne Derby lived up to its hype with both teams able to leave the game with their heads held high and the one-all score a fair result for both of the Melbourne sides.
City Game Changer: Riley Mcgree
Victory Blues Game Changer: Ola Toivonen
Sunday Night Game
Mariners v Jets
The F3 Derby was a cracking game of football. It was a good start for the Mariners with Matt Simon opening the scoring, however the Mariners throwing away a good start. Two selections I didn’t understand from the Mariners; Jake Mcging not featuring in the game and Andrew Hoole being substituted off the field by Mike Mulvey when the score was locked at one-all; I think that Hoole is the barometer for the Mariners; they have looked good every time he has featured as a substitute in the second half and makes the Mariners a better team.
Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
Jets Changer: Dimitri Petratos
Wednesday Night Game
Reds v Wanderers
Possibly the game of the season; a pulsating contest between two teams in need of win. Jordan Elsey received two yellow cards which meant that the Reds had to play with ten men for much of the second half. The game ended up being a two all draw, which was highlighted by a brace to Nikola Mileusnic.
Reds Game Changer: Nikola Mileusnic
Wanderers Game Changer: Bruce Kamau