A-League Round 25 My Review
It was a Round where there was finality for some of the teams; the Mariners have definitely won the wooden spoon, while the Jets can’t make the top 6 anymore, while in brighter news the Glory clinched the Premiers Plate.
Friday April 12th
Roar v Phoenix
The Roar surprised the Phoenix with a 2-1 win to claim a rare 3 points. On paper the Phoenix would have expected to win this contest, but of course the game isn’t played on paper.
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Phoenix Blues Game Changer: Steven Taylor
Saturday April 13th
City v Reds
This game was a rare nil-nil draw as far as the A-League is concerned. Both goal keepers were in fine form. It was surprising that this game finished nil-nil.
City Game Changer: Eugene Galekovic
Reds Game Changer: Paul Izzo
Wanderers v Sky Blues
Both teams had chances to win this one, but the final result was 1-all. The Wanderers had an impressive 8 shots on target, but were prevented from scoring more than 1 goal by Sky Blues goal keeper Andrew Redmayne.
Wanderers Game Changer: Alexander Baumjohann
Sky Blues Game Changer: Alex Brosque
Sunday April 14th
Victory v Mariners
The Victory narrowly won a game that they were expected to win easily, but they only managed to score 2 goals, the 1st of which was scored by Ola Toivonen, Matt Simon equalized after he was awarded a dubious penalty. George Niedermeier was the unlikely scorer of the winner late in the contest to keep Victory in the hunt for a top 2 finish.
Victory Game Changer: Ola Toivonen
Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
Glory v Jets
There would have been more goals in this game if the goal keeping wasn’t as good. The Glory dominated possession, controlling the tempo of the match. Ivan Franjic broke the deadlock near the midway point of the 2nd half, which clinched the Premiers Plate for the Glory.
Glory Game Changer: Ivan Franjic
Jets Game Changer: Glen Moss