Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 29 goals in eight games, which is an average of 3.63 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Two out of 16 times a team that played kept a clean sheet. That’s 12.5% of times a team played they didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in the eight matches.
Matchweek 23 (In a Nutshell): There were eight matches that took place in Matchweek 23. In six out of the seven matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 23 A-League Review!
Thursday – 27/05/2021 (Only Game)
Macarthur FC (1) v Central Coast Mariners (2)
Macarthur Squander a Lead!
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 56.3% possession. Despite that the Mariners had six shots on target to Macarthur FC’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel De Silva scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 55th minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Markel Susaeta
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Daniel De Silva
Friday – 28/05/2021 (Only Game)
Western United (1) v Melbourne Victory (6)
Western United had a Bad Game; Perhaps Victory’s Brilliance was to Blame!
Facts and Figures: Western United had 60.4% possession. Western United had seven shots on target compared with Victory’s ten!
Pivotal Moment: Elvis Kamsoba gave Victory a 3-nil lead in the 33rd minute. The three goals proved to be an unassailable margin for Western United to come back from.
Western United Game Changer: None
Melbourne Victory Game Changers: Matt Acton, Elvis Kamsoba
Saturday – 29/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets (Game Postponed)
Saturday – 29/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Adelaide United (1) v Sydney FC (4)
Sydney FC Leave Adelaide United Red Faced
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 54.2% possession. Despite that they had three shots on target compared with Sydney FC’s eight.
Pivotal Moment: Adam Le Fondre gave Sydney FC the lead with a goal in the 6th minute. The clinical finish set the tone for the rest of the game.
Adelaide United Game Changer: None
Sydney FC Game Changer: Adam Le Fondre
Sunday – 30/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Wellington Phoenix (2) v Perth Glory (2)
Phoenix and Glory Produce Cracking Game!
Facts and Figures: Phoenix had 49.9% possession and five shots on target to Glory’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Ulises Davila of the Phoenix had a penalty saved in the 89th minute by Glory goalkeeper, Liam Reddy. The save keeps Glory’s slim hopes of making the top six alive.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Tomer Hemed
Perth Glory Game Changer: Liam Reddy
Sunday – 30/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Western Sydney Wanderers (2) v Brisbane Roar (0)
Margush Saves the Day!
Facts and Figures: The Wanderers had 49.9% possession and six shots on target compared with the Brisbane Roar’s seven.
Pivotal Moment: Bernie Ibini of the Wanderers opened the scoring in the 28th minute.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Bruce Kamau, Daniel Margush
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Monday – 31/05/2021 (Only Game)
Western United (1) v Macarthur FC (2)
Macarthur FC Win a Game of Two Halves
Facts and Figures: Western United had 38.9% possession. They had three shots on target compared to Macarthur FC’s five. There’s no doubt Macarthur FC were the better team in the 1st half. Western United were the better team in the 2nd half and just about deserved at least a draw.
Pivotal Moment: Mark Milligan scored a pivotal goal for Macarthur FC that gave them the all important 2nd goal. The goal came in the 31st minute.
Western United Game Changer: Alessandro Diamanti
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Mark Milligan
Tuesday– 01/06/2021 (Only Game)
Central Coast Mariners (0) v Newcastle Jets (2)
The Jets Make Mariners Look Second Best
Facts and Figures: The Mariners had 58.2% possession. Despite that, they had two shots on target compared to the Jets four!
Pivotal Moment: Roy O’Donovan opened the scoring for the Jets in the 27th minute. The goal was scored thanks to an assist from youngster, Archie Goodwin
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: None
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Lucas Mauragis, Angus Thurgate
Wednesday- 02/05/2021 (Only Game)
Brisbane Roar (2) v Perth Glory (1)
The Brisbane Roar Ensure Finals Place
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 40.1% possession. Despite that, they had five shots on target to Glory’s three. The Perth
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fornaroli of the Glory should’ve scored in the 1st minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Alex Parsons
Perth Glory Game Changer: Brandon Wilson
Teams that Didn’t Play in Matchweek 23
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 23
Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 23
Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Perth Glory and Western United