A-League Men What’s your team’s story: Round 9 (Season 2022-23)

Adelaide United: They would be disappointed with their display

Adelaide United looked disjointed and short of ideas in the final third in what was a poor performance. They deservedly lost 1-nil to the Newcastle Jets .

Brisbane Roar: Just one shot on target from nine, but the goal scored was sublime!

Brisbane Roar had a disappointing first half, even by their own admission; as coach Warren Moon conceded. They salvaged a draw due to a freakish goal by Carlo Armiento, which made the score 1-all against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Central Coast Mariners: Not at the races

Central Coast Mariners put in a poor effort as things just didn’t click. It was one of those days where things didn’t work. They were fortunate to only lose 1-nil to Melbourne City.

Macarthur FC: Their best game of the season

Macarthur FC would be satisfied with their 3-nil win over Sydney FC, as Macarthur FC didn’t have a bad player.

Melbourne City: They got the result

Melbourne City deserved the three points against the Central Coast Mariners, in tough conditions.

Melbourne Victory: They are in a bit of strife

Melbourne Victory failed to claim any points out of a game where they had an extra player on the field for just over two thirds of the game. They failed to hit the back of the net and lost to Western United 1-nil.

Newcastle Jets: Worked as a unit

Newcastle Jets played as a team in what was a game that they needed to win.

Perth Glory: Same old story; not clinical enough

Perth Glory played the Wellington Phoenix and could only manage to draw a game that they should’ve won. The game ended 1-all as the Perth Glory needed to win to keep their top six hopes alive.

Sydney FC: Would be disappointed with their display

Sydney FC were outplayed by Macarthur FC in a 3-nil loss. There’s no disputing that the red card to Joe Lolley of Sydney FC made matters worse, as it was in the 56th minute. Macarthur FC scored two of their three goals after that.

Wellington Phoenix: Played okay, but it wasn’t their finest game

Wellington Phoenix didn’t perform to the best of their ability. A draw was a good result for them, considering the travelling time to Perth and the time difference. The game could’ve gone either way, but the Wellington Phoenix managed to claim a point in a 1-all draw with Perth Glory.

Western Sydney Wanderers: Wanderers left to wonder why?

Western Sydney Wanderers had played some decent football in the first half. In the end they finished with four shots on target, compared to one for the Brisbane Roar. The game ended 1-all, which would be disappointing for the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Western United: Character and grit and they showed they are extremely fit

Western United put in a good showing, despite being down to ten-men from the 32nd minute onwards. There’s no disputing they worked hard and played to their optimum level; the red card seemed to galvanise them.

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