(Week 2 of the A-League 2019/20 Restart- Review)- Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: 11 goals in five games = 2.2 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: one out of the five games had at least one clean sheet in it, which equates to 20% of games!
Draws: There were two draws in five games.
A-League Restart- Week 2 (In a Nutshell): The football that was played was of a high standard in the five games that were played. There may have been a scoreless draw, but the football that was played was entertaining.
Tuesday Night Game
Sydney FC (1) v Newcastle Jets (2)
Jets are Flying High!
Facts and Figures: The game was played at a high tempo. The game ebbed and flowed with no one team controlling the balance of play.
Pivotal Moments: Roy O’Donovan had a shot brilliantly saved by Andrew Redmayne. Roy O’Donovan hit the post early in the second half. Nick Fitzgerald scored a freakish goal thanks to a superb cross from Matt Millar. Kosta Petratos scored an unbelievable match winner!
Sydney FC Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Kosta Petratos
Wednesday Night Game
Perth Glory (1) v Wellington Phoenix (2)
Glory Leave Fightback to Late
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix made three changes at selection. They were more dangerous than Perth Glory in the final third.
Pivotal Moments: Gary Hooper opened the scoring thanks to a turnover from Perth Glory in the 32nd minute. Stefan Marinovic made a good save from a Bruno Fornaroli shot in the 37th minute. Ulises Davila scored a penalty in the 48th minute. Dane Ingham scored a freakish goal in the 62nd minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Dane Ingham
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Reno Piscopo
Friday Night Game
Central Coast Mariners (0) v Newcastle Jets (0)
Facts and Figures: The game ebbed and flowed early on with neither team gaining the ascendancy. The Newcastle Jets weren’t clinical enough in the final third. Some credit has to go to the Central Coast Mariners, as they made it a tough, tight contest. It’s now virtually impossible for the Newcastle Jets to make the top six!
Pivotal Moment: Kosta Petratos had a shot brilliantly saved by Mark Birghitti in the 81st minute.
Central Coast Mariners Changer: Ziggy Gordon
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Steven Ugarkovic
Saturday Evening Game
Wellington Phoenix (1) v Adelaide United (1)
Nix Forced to Share the Points; Thanks to Paul Izzo Penalty Save!
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix made six changes to their starting line up from their previous game. Neither side controlled the tempo of the game.
Pivotal Moments: Ben Halloran played an exquisite cross that led to a headered goal by Kristian Opseth in the 60th minute of the game. Ulises Davila had a penalty well saved by Paul Izzo.
Wellington Phoenix Changer: Reno Piscopo
Adelaide United Game Changer: Paul Izzo
Saturday Night Game
Melbourne Victory (1) v Western United (2)
Western United Claim Slight Victory!
Facts and Figures: Western United claimed a Victory over Victory. They were forced to show some character when the deficit was only one goal near the end of the game.
Pivotal Moment: Storm Roux scored a superb goal from a header to make the deficit one goal for Melbourne Victory.
Melbourne Victory Changer: Adama Traore
Western United Game Change: Max Burgess