Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 11 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Six out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in six matches!
Round 3 (In a Nutshell): In Round 3 I correctly predicted one out of six results. In three out of four matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! There were two controversial VAR decisions in Round 3, but the story of the Round was the Glory. Find out what transpired in Round 3!
Friday Game One of Round 3- (03/12/2021)
Wellington Phoenix (0) v Western Sydney Wanderers (2)
Wanderers Get Vital Win!
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 46% possession. They had four shots on target to Phoenix’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Tomer Hemed broke the deadlock in the 66th minute, which gave the Wanderers a 1-nil lead.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: None
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Tomer Hemed
Saturday Game Two of Round 3- (04/12/20214)
Brisbane Roar (0) v Adelaide United (0)
No Goals, Very Little Came to Fruition!
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 47% possession and six shots on target to Adelaide United’s four. Both teams would be disappointed with their first half performances.
Pivotal Moment: Luke Ivanovic of the Brisbane Roar had a shot well saved by Adelaide United’s goalkeeper, James Delianov in the 53rd minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jay O’Shea
Adelaide United Game Changer: James Delianov
Saturday Game Three of Round 3- (04/12/2021)
Melbourne City (0) v Western United (1)
City Show a Season is a Very Long Time in Football!
Facts and Figures: Western United had 41% possession and five shots on target to Western United’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Dylan Wenzel-Halls of Western United scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute. The assist was provided by Alessandro Diamanti.
Melbourne City Game Changer: None
Western United Game Changers: Alessandro Diamanti, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Jamie Young
Saturday Game Four of Round 3- (04/12/2021)
Sydney FC (2) v Newcastle Jets (2)
Two-Nil is the most Dangerous Score in Football for a Reason!
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 44% possession and six shots on target to the Jets four. Elvis Kamsoba scored his first goal for Sydney FC, while Valentino Yuel scored a brace.
Pivotal Moment: Valentino Yuel got the Jets back into the game with a goal in the 58th minute, which made the deficit one goal.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Adam Le Fondre
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Valentino Yuel
Sunday Game Five of Round 3- (05/12/2021)
Macarthur FC (1) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
Macarthur FC Win Tight Contest!
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 49% possession. Both teams had five shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Oliver Bozanic of the Mariners scored an own goal just before half time.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Filip Kurto
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Kye Rowles
Sunday Game Six of Round 3- (05/12/2021)
Melbourne Victory (0) v Perth Glory (3)
Poppa Outcoached as Glory Prevail
Facts and Figures: Glory had 58% possession and six shots on target to Victory’s two. Brendan Hamill was forced with an injury in the 12th minute. Rai Marchan received a red card in first half stoppage time with a high foot.
Pivotal Moment: Antonee Burke-Gilroy of the Glory broke the deadlock in the 66th minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None
Perth Glory Game Changers: Jonathan Asprototamatis, Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Bruno Fornaroli