A-League Round 15 My Review
Incredibly, there was 12 goals that were scored in the 1st 2 games of Round 15, but just 2 goals scored in the last 3 games of the Round, including a scoreless draw. The highlight of the round as the game between City and the Wanderers as it was eventful and high scoring! Find out what occurred in Round 15 of the A-League!
Tuesday January 15th
Roar v Victory
This was a one sided contest from start to finish; the Victory dominated the game winning it 5 goals to nil. There wasn’t any positives for the Roar to take out of this one. Kosta Barbarouses was outstanding for Victory scoring a hat trick.
Roar Game Changer: No one
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Tuesday January 22nd
City v Wanderers
This was an entertaining game to watch; incredibly there was 7 goals scored in it. There was a goal scored by City in the 1st minute and in the last minute. Ritchie De Laet managed to score a brace for City. The Wanderers gave up a 3-2 lead to lose the game 4-3. For City Bart Schenkeveld was the hero with a quality header in stoppage time of the 2nd half.
City Game Changer: Bart Schenkeveld
Wanderers Game Changer: Roly Bonevacia
Wednesday January 23rd
Phoenix v Sky Blues
The Sky Blues were controversially denied a penalty for what appeared to be a clear handball by Louis Fenton; the VAR made a decision not to give a penalty. Thankfully, the Sky Blues managed to score the 1st goal of the match for Siem De Jong who got injured in the process of scoring the goal. Phoenix had almost double the amount of possession than the Sky Blues for the match. Both goal keepers made important saves for their respective teams. Steven Taylor was awarded a controversial penalty late in the game. The resultant penalty was taken by Roy Krishna and was well saved by the Sky Blues goal keeper Andrew Redmayne.
Phoenix Game Changer: Fillip Kurto
Sky Blues Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
Jets v Mariners
It was a fairly even game of football as far as possession and saves made by the respective goal keepers of the 2 teams. Kaine Sheppard was handed a rare start by coach Ernie Merrick and he vindicated the decision when he broke the deadlock in the 2nd half. The Jets were fortunate not to concede an equalizer as the Mariners had a few opportunities to score in the 2nd half. It’s an important morale boosting 3 points for the Jets, even though it was a narrow victory.
Jets Game Changer: Ivan Vujica
Mariners Game Changer: Michael Mcglinchey
Glory v Reds
This game promised so much on paper with the Reds the FFA Cup winners and the Glory on top of the ladder as it stands, but unfortunately the match that was played didn’t live up to what was expected. For the 2nd game in a row the Glory were involved in a monotonous scoreless draw. The 2nd half of the game was more intriguing than the 1st half with both managers picking strong benches. Ryan Kitto in particular looked dangerous, but wasn’t able to finish off in the final 3rd. The 2 teams were forced to settle for a draw, which was probably a fair result.
Glory Game Changer: Joel Chianese
Reds Game Changer: Ryan Kitto