Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 22 goals scored in 6 games= An average of 3.66 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Two out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in the six matches.
Matchweek 12 (In a Nutshell): There were six matches that took place in Matchweek 12. In two out of four matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s my Matchweek 12 Review!
Friday – 12/03/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne City (3) v Macarthur FC (0)
Macarthur FC Not at the Races in the First Half!
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC may have had 50.1% possession, but their 1st half display wasn’t up to A-League standard. They improved in the 2nd half, to no avail. Melbourne City scored from three of their four shots on target. Macarthur FC had just two shots on target from their 12 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren scored the opening goal of the game in the 25th minute.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Macarthur FC Game Changer: None
Saturday – 13/03/2021 (Game One of Two)
Sydney FC (2) v Newcastle Jets (1)
Sydney FC Simply Too Good for the Newcastle Jets
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had just 42.4% possession. Both teams had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Milos Ninkovic scored an equaliser in the 64th minute.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Milos Ninkovic
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Johnny Koutroumbis
Saturday – 13/03/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Melbourne Victory (1) v Adelaide United (3)
Melbourne Victory Fail to Live up to their Game
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 45% possession. They had a total of five shots on target to Adelaide United’s six.
Pivotal Moment: Stefan Mauk made the score 3-1 in the 77th minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Adama Traore
Adelaide United Game Changers: Ryan Strain, Joe Gauci and Stefan Mauk
Sunday – 14/03/2021 (Game One of Two)
Central Coast Mariners (2) v Perth Glory (2)
Two-All Score the Opposite of a Bore!
Facts and Figures: The game was played in extremely wet conditions. The Perth Glory had 54.3% possession. Despite that, it was eight shots on target to three in the Central Coast Mariners favour.
Pivotal Moment: Matt Simon scored a penalty in 2nd half stoppage time.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Oliver Bozanic
Perth Glory Game Changer: Neil Kilkenny
Sunday – 14/03/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Western United (1) v Brisbane Roar (0)
Western United Victorious in Exciting Tussle!
Facts and Figures: Western United had 50.8% possession. It was nine shots on target to eight in Brisbane Roar’s favour.
Pivotal Moment: Dylan Pierias broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute thanks to a good cross from substitute Alessandro Diamanti.
Western United Game Changers: Ryan Scott, Alessandro Diamanti
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Monday – 15/03/2021 (Only Game)
Western Sydney Wanderers (4) v Wellington Phoenix (3)
Wanderers Win a Classic
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 51.8% possession. Western Sydney Wanderers had seven shots on target to Wellington Phoenix’s six.
Pivotal Moment: Tomer Hemed had a goal overturned for offside. The goal would have made it 4-all.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Daniel Wilmering, Kwame Yeboah
Wellington Phoenix Game Changers: Ulises Davila, Tomer Hemed