A-League Men Review- Round 2 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 16 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There was one draw in six matches!
Round 2 (In a Nutshell): In three out of five matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 2.

Game One of Six

Brisbane Roar (0) v Melbourne City (2)
The Roar were poor
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 58% possession and four shots on target from 11 shots. Brisbane Roar had three shots on target from six shots. Taras Gomulka of Melbourne City received a red card in the 47th minute. Despite that, the Brisbane Roar failed to look threatening.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren of Melbourne City broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute with a shot from Andrew Nabbout rebounding off Maclaren.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: None
Melbourne City Game Changers: Matthew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren

Game Two of Six

Newcastle Jets (2) v Perth Glory (1)
Ten-Man Jets win
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 53% possession and had two shots on target from ten shots. Perth Glory had five shots on target from 13 shots. Jordan Elsey was sent off in the 72nd minute, but the Jets won the game.
Pivotal Moment: Jaushua Sotirio of the Newcastle Jets provided the assist for Beka Mikeltadze in the 93rd minute.
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Jaushua Sotirio, Angus Thurgate
Perth Glory Game Changer: Salim Khelifi

Game Three of Six

Melbourne Victory (0) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Wanderers get deserved victory
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 38% possession and two shots on target from five shots. Melbourne Victory had one shot on target from ten shots. Their only shot on target came in second half stoppage time came from substitute, Lleyton Brooks.
Pivotal Moment: Nani of Melbourne Victory hit the post when he should’ve scored in the 11th minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Calem Nieuwenhof  

Game Four of Six

Wellington Phoenix (2) v Central Coast Mariners (2)
An exciting game to watch for the neutrals
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 51% possession and three shots on target from 16 shots. Central Coast Mariners had four shots on target from ten shots.
Pivotal Moment: Paul Ayongo of the Central Coast Mariners scored an own goal in the 88th minute, which meant the game ended in a 2-all draw.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Ben Waine
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Josh Nisbet

Game Five of Six

Macarthur FC (2) v Adelaide United (0)
Macarthur FC make it two clean sheets in a row, somehow
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 36% possession and five shots on target from ten shots. Adelaide United had five shots on target from 21 shots. Adelaide United were denied three goals.
Pivotal Moment: Lachlan Rose gave Macarthur FC what proved to be an unassailable two-goal lead. The assist was provided by Daniel Arzani.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Daniel Arzani
Adelaide United Game Changer: None

Game Six of Six

Western United (1) v Sydney FC (3)
Western United have plenty to work on
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 49% possession and seven shots on target from 13 shots. Western United had five shots on target from 11 shots. Western United need to work on every aspect of their game to improve and get results.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Lolley made the score 3-1 in favour of Sydney FC with a fantastic finish.
Western United Game Changer: Josh Risdon
Sydney FC Game Changer: Joe Lolley


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