A-League Round 22 My Review
It was a fairly eventful Round 22 of the A-League with a total of 16 goals scored in the 5 games that were played, with no games ending goalless. The story of the weekend was probably the Mariners winning for just the 2nd time this season and given their interim coach a win in his 1st game in charge. That result sums up the Round, it was fairly unpredictable, with 3 out of the 5 games that were played won by the away team.
Friday March 15th
Reds v Glory
The Reds lost the game 2 goals to nil, because of 2 errors; the 1st of which led to the 1st goal due to a mistake from Reds goal keeper Paul Izzo and the 2nd due to an error by Reds captain Isaias. If you sum up the game the Reds weren’t deplorable, because both goals were scored by their mistakes, which means if they rectify those errors then they can challenge for the title. Having said all of that the Glory were probably the better team and deserved all 3 points.
Reds Game Changer: Ryan Strain
Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
Saturday March 16th
Jets v Mariners
This was a potential danger game for the Jets as the Mariners were coming off a heavy defeat that led to their manager being sacked, because the Mariners had a point to prove and a chance to lift their morale. The Mariners won the game 3-2 thanks giving their fans something to cheer about.
Jets Game Changer: Daniel Georgevski
Mariners Game Changer: Connor Pain
Victory v Roar
This was an intriguing game as the Victory had a tough schedule with an Asian Champions League game this week so they made some changes most notably their goal keeper position with Matt Acton getting an opportunity. The Victory narrowly won the game 2-1 so the Roar can take some positives out of the game when reviewing it.
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Sunday March 17th
Phoenix v Wanderers
This was a strange game with Phoenix scoring all of their 3 goals in the 1st half, while the Wanderers missed a penalty, but they did manage to score a consolation goal through Mitchell Duke.
Phoenix Game Changer: Max Burgess
Wanderers Game Changer: Mitchell Duke
Sky Blues v City
The Sky Blues failed to get any shots on target for the entire game, while City managed to score 2 goals from just 3 shots on target to get a win in a fairly monotonous game.
Sky Blues Game Changer: No one
City Game Changer: Shayon Harrison