A-League Men Review- Round 8 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were ten goals in five matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 10 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were no draws in five matches!
Round 8 (In a Nutshell): In Round 8 I correctly predicted the results in three out of five matches. There were only five matches in Round 8 as the Melbourne derby game was abandoned. 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 8.

Game One of Five

Newcastle Jets (0) v Brisbane Roar (1)
Brisbane Roar claim crucial three points
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 35% possession and six shots on target. Newcastle Jets had two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Angus Thurgate of the Newcastle Jets hit the bar in the fourth minute.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Beka Dartsmelia
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Nikola Mileusnic

Game Two of Five

Wellington Phoenix (3) v Adelaide United (1)
Phoenix far too good
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 53% possession and eight shots on target. Adelaide United had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Halloran of Adelaide United received a second yellow card in the 51st minute. It meant that Adelaide United were down to ten men.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Yan Sasse
Adelaide United Game Changer: Joe Gauci

Game Three of Five

Central Coast Mariners (2) v Sydney FC (1)
Mariners claim comeback win
Facts and Figures: Central Coast Mariners had 41% possession and four shots on target. Sydney FC had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Marco Tulio of Central Coast Mariners scored an equaliser in the 36th minute that made the score 1-all.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Brian Kaltack
Sydney FC Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne

Game Four of Five

Western United (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (0)
Western Sydney Wanderers not at the races
Facts and Figures: Western United had 40% possession and four shots on target. Western Sydney Wanderers also had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Aleksandar Prijovic of Western United broke the deadlock in the fifth minute. The assist was provided by James Troisi.
Western United Game Changer: James Troisi
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Calem Nieuwenhof

Game Five of Five

Macarthur FC (1) v Perth Glory (0)
Macarthur FC claim all three points, despite poor display
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 52% possession and three shots on target. Perth Glory had one shot on target.
Pivotal Moment: Al Hassan Toure of Macarthur FC provided an assist for Bachana Arabuli who broke the deadlock in the 71st minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Perth Glory Game Changer: Jack Clisby

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