A-League Elimination Finals My Review
There were 2 contrasting games as far as goals were concerned; one game was full of goals, while the other game was a stalemate as far as the 90 minutes plus stoppage time were concerned. Having said all of that, it appears as if the final series could bring excitement to the A-League as far as entertainment is concerned. It appears as if any of the 4 teams remaining following the Elimination Finals can win the title, while the 2 that were eliminated will regret a missed opportunity. Find out what happened in the 2 Elimination Finals.
Friday May 3rd
Victory v Phoenix
When your playing away from home it’s tough to bounce back from squandering opportunities to score as you can be punished and that’s exactly what happened. George Niedermayer opened the scoring for Victory just before half time with a good header. Kosta Barbarouses made it 2-nil shortly after half time, but Roy Krishna scored shortly after to give the Phoenix some hope. The game ended 3-1 in Victory’s favour mostly thanks to game changer Ola Toivonen who finished with a goal and assist.
Victory Game Changer: Ola Toivonen
Phoenix Game Changer: Roy Krishna
Sunday May 5th
Reds v City
The Reds didn’t transfer their dominance onto the scoreboard early. The Reds had the best chance of the first half with Ben Halloran hitting the bar. Both teams had opportunities to score, but they squandered them. The game wasn’t only intense on the field with Marco Kurz shown a yellow card! Ben Halloran won the game for the Reds in extra time thanks to lead up work from Craig Goodwin, hold up play from Baba Diawara and Halloran added the finish and the players celebrated deliriously.
Reds Game Changer: Paul Izzo
City Game Changer: Harrison Delbridge