A-League Round 24 My Review
Round 24 of the A-League was entertaining, possibly 1 of the most exciting Rounds to watch as a neutral spectator at least from a goals perspective with 20 goals scored in the 5 games that were played. There was plenty to report on, find out what transpired.
Friday April 5th
City v Roar
City controlled the balance of play finishing with 11 shots on target to the Roar’s 1. The fact that Jamie Young was the Roar’s game changer and they lost the game 4-1 pretty much sums up how one sided a contest this game was. If Jamie Young wasn’t in goal it could have been a far more embarrassing score line for the Roar.
City Game Changer: Rostyn Griffiths
Roar Blues Game Changer: Jamie Young
Saturday April 6th
Jets v Wanderers
The possession stats were fairly even in this game with the result of the match uncertain until the referee blew the final whistle, therefore this game was probably the game of the Round from an entertainment point of view. The Jets scored a goal from all 3 shots that they had on target, while the Wanderers weren’t as efficient in the final third, scoring 2 goals from 6 shots on target. Jets youngster Angus Thurgate scored what proved to be the winning goal, which shows his youthful exuberance.
Jets Game Changer: Roy O’Donovan
Wanderers Game Changer: Keanu Baccus
Sky Blues v Victory
This was an entertaining Big Blue to watch with the result of the game decided in stoppage time of the 2nd half. Brandon O’Neill’s early goal was cancelled out by a goal to Victory’s Kosta Barbarouses shortly after. The winning goal was scored by Milos Ninkovic of the Sky Blue’s in stoppage time.
Sky Blues Game Changer: Milos Ninkovic
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Sunday April 7th
Reds v Phoenix
The Reds led the Phoenix 3-nil at half time thanks to Michael Marrone breaking the dead lock early on in the contest. The story of the first half was Apostolos Stamatelopoulos who scored a brace, but unfortunately got shown a red card, which meant that the Reds were forced to play the 2nd half with 10 men. The Phoenix didn’t take full advantage of the extra man that they had on the field as they only managed one goal, which was scored by substitute Cillian Sheridan.
Reds Game Changer: Michael Marrone
Phoenix Game Changer: Cillian Sheridan
Mariners v Glory
The amount of shots that each team had on target pretty much sums up the final result; the Glory had 7 shots on target to the Mariners 1, with 3 of the 7 shots on target resulting in a goal for the Glory.
Mariners Game Changer: Ben Kennedy
Glory Game Changer: Dino Djubic