A-League Round 12 My Review
It was a Round of football that lasted an incredible 2 weeks. It was full of excitement and unpredictable. Find out what happened.
Wednesday January 2nd
Jets v Roar
The Jets had 26 shots to the Roar’s 15 yet the Roar had more possession. Jamie Young was outstanding for the Roar; he was probably the reason why the Roar claimed a point from the contest, even though he conceded 2 goals. For the Jets, Daniel Georgevski played an outstanding game, while for the Roar Eric Bautheac played well scoring a late equalizer.
Jets Game Changer: Daniel Georgevski
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Tuesday January 8th
Wanderers v Phoenix
The Wanderers controlled most of the game, but left the game empty handed as far as points were concerned. It was see sawing affair that was decided late on with the Phoenix winning a tight contest 3-2. The Wanderers have played some quality football of recent times; on a few occasions the opposition goal keeper was man of the match. On this occasion Fillip Kurto of the Phoenix would probably have been the best player on the field if he hadn’t made an error that led to the Wanderers opening goal.
Wanderers Game Changer: Keanu Baccus
Phoenix Game Changer: Liberato Cacace
Wednesday January 9th
Reds v Victory
The Reds didn’t have a bad player in the first half, taking a 2-nil lead into the half time break. Their pressing was particularly impressive, putting the Victory under pressure every time the Victory were in possession of the ball. In fact by the end of the game the Victory had nearly 60% possession, but they failed to score a goal, leaving the game empty handed, in a game that the Reds deservedly won 2-nil.
Reds Game Changers: the team
Victory Game Changers: No one
Glory v Sky Blues
Both teams were without a key player, due to their commitments at the Asian Cup with the Socceroos; the Glory were minus Chris Ikonomidis, while the Sky Blues didn’t have Rhyan Grant. To be brutally honest I think that the Sky Blues were surprised by the Glory making so many changes to their starting line up, it was 5 or 6; I think that Steve Corica was shell shocked, the Sky Blues would have planned for Andy Keogh to be in the Glory starting line up. Instead Joel Chianese and Brendon Santalab were up front, with both scoring; Chianese grabbing a brace, while Santalab got a deserved goal. When Santalab was substituted off the Sky Blues started to get back into the game with Adam Le Fondre getting a goal, but that was how the game ended at 3-1 in favour of the Glory.
Glory Game Changer: Brendon Santalab
Sky Blues Changer: Adam Le Fondre
Wednesday January 16th
Mariners v City
It was a well deserved 1st victory for the Mariners. City would be disappointed with the effort that they put in during the 1st half of play.
Mariners Game Changer: Tom Hiarej
City Game Changer: Lachlan Wales
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