A-League Round 21 My Review
There was a total of 23 goals scored in 5 games, which indicates that it was an extremely eventful Round of football. The story of the Round was the Mariners and their 6 goal loss to the Phoenix. What the Mariners fans have had to endure can’t be put into words.
Friday March 1st
Sky Blues v Reds
The Sky Blues controlled much of the contest taking the lead early thanks to their Iranian import Reza Ghoochannejhad who finally managed to score for the Sky Blues. The Reds nearly equalized thanks to George Blackwood who chipped the ball over Sky Blues goal keeper Andrew Redmayne, but thankfully for the Sky Blues Alex Wilkinson managed to clear the ball off the line. Cameron Devlin made the score 2-nil late in the 2nd half to give the Sky Blues a 2 goal victory over the Reds.
Sky Blues Game Changer: Rhyan Grant
Reds Game Changer: George Blackwood
Saturday March 2nd
Victory v Jets
The Victory outplayed the Jets yet the Jets won the game 2 goals to nil. The goal scorers for the Jets were Johnny Koutroumbis and perhaps the goal of the season from Dimitri Petratos. The Victory had more than double the possession of the Jets, but failed to convert that dominance. The Jets goal keeper Glen Moss was probably, which shows that Victory didn’t deserve to lose the game.
Victory Game Changer: Keisuke Honda
Jets Game Changer: Glen Moss
Sunday March 3rd
City v Glory
Jamie Maclaren scored a brace to give the Jets a 2-nil lead going into the half time break, but what do they say about 2-nil; it’s the most dangerous score in football and that summation proved to be right. The Glory scored 2 goals late on to make the final score 2-all. The capitulation by City can be put down to the defensive tactics that they implemented in the 2nd half and once again Glory manager, Tony Popovic made some astute substitutions at the right time.
City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
Friday March 8th
Roar v Wanderers
This was a fairly 1 sided contest, even though the Roar scored the 1st goal of the match; from there on the Wanderers dominated the match scoring 4 goals. Oriol Riera scored a brace, while Roly Bonevacia was exceptional.
Roar Game Changer: Ruon Tongyik
Wanderers Game Changer: Roly Bonevacia
Saturday March 9th
Mariners v Phoenix
Remarkably the Mariners were good in the 1st 5 or so minutes controlling the tempo of the game, from there on in the Phoenix were in full control of the game with the Mariners deplorable. It was tough to decipher whether the Mariners were bad or it was the Phoenix that were good in terms of judging the teams on their respective performances.
Mariners Game Changer: No one
Phoenix Changer: Max Burgess