Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 24 goals in nine games= An average of 2.66 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Four out of 18 times a team that played kept a clean sheet. That’s a total of 22.22%
Draws: There were two draws in the nine matches.
Matchweek 15 (In a Nutshell): There were nine matches that took place in Matchweek 15. In three out of the seven matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 15 A-League Review!
Thursday – 01/04/2021 (Game One of Two)
Western United (2) v Melbourne City (1)
Western United Claimed Character Building Victory!
Facts and Figures: Western United had 44.2% possession. It was 28 shots to eight in favour of Melbourne City. It was seven shots on target to six in favour of Melbourne City.
Pivotal Moment: Lachlan Wales scored the equaliser in the 61st minute. The goal followed Alessandro Diamanti being brought off the bench.
Western United Game Changer: Alessandro Diamanti
Melbourne City Game Changer: Nathaniel Atkinson
Thursday – 01/04/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Central Coast Mariners (2) v Adelaide United (1)
Mariners Missed Two Penalties, but Still Won!
Facts and Figures: Central Coast Mariners had 41.7% possession. Both teams had 13 shots. The Mariners had seven shots on target to Adelaide United’s three! Joe Gauci saved two penalty kicks and somehow, Adelaide United lost!
Pivotal Moment:Joshua Nisbet forced Adelaide United’s goalkeeper, Joe Gauci into a mistake that led to the winning goal late on!
Central Coast Mariners Game Changers: Oliver Bozanic, Joshua Nisbet, Alou Kuol
Adelaide United Game Changer: Joe Gauci
Friday – 02/04/2021 (Only Game)
Macarthur FC (2) v Perth Glory (0)
Macarthur FC Too Good for Glory!
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 55.2% possession. They had a total of four shots on target compared to Perth Glory’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Matt Derbyshire made it 2-nil lead to Macarthur FC from the penalty spot in the 45th minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changers: Adam Federici, Matt Derbyshire
Perth Glory Game Changer: Carlo Armiento
Saturday – 03/04/2021 (Only Game)
Brisbane Roar (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Roar Draw far from a Bore!
Facts and Figures: The Brisbane Roar had 48.0% possession. Despite that, they eight shots on target to the Wanderers three!
Pivotal Moment: Riku Danzaki scored the equaliser for the Brisbane Roar in the 49th minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Riku Danzaki
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Margush
Sunday – 04/04/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne Victory (0) v Sydney FC (3)
Victory Can’t Take a Trick
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory played with ten men for about an hour. They were without Elvis Kamsoba who received two yellow cards within the space of 18 minutes!
Pivotal Moment: Adama Traoré had a brilliant shot from distance saved by Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne. The shot was saved in the 28th minute and as a result hit the post, which sums up Victory’s season!
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None
Sydney FC Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Monday – 05/04/2021 (Game One of Two)
Newcastle Jets (0) v Western United (1)
Western United Get Fortuitous Win
Facts and Figures: Western United had 52.2% of possession and three shots on target. The Jets had just two shots on target from 20 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Lachlan Wales scored in the 1st minute, which was the only goal of the game!
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Ramy Najjarine
Western United Game Changer: Lachlan Wales
Monday – 05/04/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Wellington Phoenix (2) v Melbourne City (3)
Score Flatters Phoenix
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 50.5% possession. They had eight shots on target, compared with Melbourne City’s 11. Both teams combined for 54 shots!
Pivotal Moment: Marco Tilio scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 83rd minute.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oliver Sail
Melbourne City Game Changer: Curtis Good
Tuesday- 06/04/2021 (Only Game)
Western Sydney Wanderers (2) v Central Coast Mariners (2)
Controversy Reigns Supreme in Entertaining All Square Affair!
Facts and Figures: The Mariners had 50.4% possession. They had eight shots on target to the Wanderers seven.
Pivotal Moment: There was a penalty decision awarded to the Mariners, after the referee looked at the footage and VAR intervened. The subsequent penalty slotted away by Oliver Bozanic was taken with composure in the 83rd minute. It made the score 2-all.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Daniel Margush, Bruce Kamau
Central Coast Mariners Game Changers: Matt Simon, Alou Kuol
Wednesday- 07/04/2021 (Only Game)
Sydney FC (1) v Perth Glory (0)
Sydney FC Fortunate
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 57.8% possession. They had ten shots on target to Glory’s five. The shots stat was 24 to nine in favour of Sydney FC. The game was ended controversially just before full time due to the lights going out, due to the weather.
Pivotal Moment: Carlo Armiento appeared to be tripped in the penalty box in the 25th minute. It changed the momentum of the game.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Perth Glory Game Changers: Liam Reddy, Carlo Armiento
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 15
Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Macarthur FC, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 15
Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Western United