A-League Round 16 My Review
It was another interesting Round of football with no scoreless draws, with 13 goals scored in the 5 games. Find out what occurred in Round 16 of the A-League.
Friday January 25th
Roar v Wanderers
The Wanderers managed to get a 2-nil lead and squander it. It was the same old story for the Wanderers, they managed to get the ascendancy and somehow self destruct. Remarkably both times that the Roar put the ball in the back of the net was during stoppage time of the 2nd half. It was unbelievable that the Wanderers left the game with just 1 point as it appeared as if they had an insurmountable lead in stoppage time of the 2nd half, but somehow it happened.
Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Wanderers Game Changer: Kwame Yeboah
Saturday January 26th
Phoenix v City
Phoenix scored a goal fairly early on through David Williams. The Phoenix have Fillip Kurto to thank for claiming all 3 points as he made many key saves predominantly in the 2nd half of the game.
Phoenix Game Changer: Fillip Kurto
City Game Changer: Kearyn Baccus
Victory v Sky Blues
This was a classic game of 2 halves. The Victory controlled the tempo of the game in the 1st half, while the Sky Blues dominated the balance of play in the 2nd half. Ola Toivonen took a sublime free kick near the half way point of the 1st half that broke the dead lock. James Troisi made the score 2-nil in the 2nd half, Milos Ninkovic helped the Sky Blues get back into the game in the 2nd half making the deficit only the 1 goal. The Sky Blues couldn’t find an equalizer, despite the Sky Blues looking threatning.
Victory Game Changer: Ola Toivonen
Sky Blues Game Changer: Michael Zullo
Sunday January 27th
Reds v Mariners
The Mariners squandered a lead yet again, following a sublime finish from Andrew Hoole fairly late in the 1st half. The Reds pulled a goal back to equalize through a quality finish from Isaias near the midway point of the 2nd half. Then there was late drama with George Blackwood giving the Reds the lead in stoppage time late in the 2nd half. That was how it remain
Reds Game Changer: George Blackwood
Mariners Game Changer: Andrew Hoole
Glory v Jets
The Glory managed to score 2 goals, the 1st of which was scored by Andy Keogh early on in the match and the 2nd was a sublime finish by Neil Kilkenny shortly after the half time break. The Jets endeavoured to get something out of the match, but they again struggled to be clinical in the final 3rd so the game ended 2-nil in favour of the Glory.
Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
Jets Game Changer: Dimitri Petratos