A-League Men Review: Round 19 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 20 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Two out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were no draws in six matches!
Round 19 (In a Nutshell): In Round 19 I correctly predicted the results in two out of six matches. In five out of six matches, where a team claimed three points, the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 19.

Game One of Six

Adelaide United (4) v Melbourne City (2)
Surprise win
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 41% possession and ten shots on target. Melbourne City had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Nestory Irankunda made the score 4-2 in favour of Adelaide United in the 85th minute. The assist was provided by Isaias.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Melbourne City Game Changer: Marco Tilio

Game Two of Six

Wellington Phoenix (2) v Newcastle Jets (1)
The better team lost
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 43% possession and four shots on target. Newcastle Jets had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Oskar Zawada of Wellington Phoenix scored from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time. The goal gave them what proved to be an unassailable two goal lead.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oskar Zawada
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Manabu Saito

Game Three of Six

Western Sydney Wanderers (2) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
A tough game, as both teams go down to 10-men
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 39% possession and six shots on target. Central Coast Mariners had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Romain Amalfitano made the score 2-nil in favour of Western Sydney Wanderers in the 60th minute. The assist was provided by Calem Nieuwenhof.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Brandon Borrello
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Jacob Farrell

Game Four of Six

Western United (2) v Perth Glory (1)
The better team statistically, lost
Facts and Figures: Western United had 42% possession and three shots on target. Perth Glory had seven shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Tongo Doumbia of Western United scored an equaliser to make the score 1-all in the 42nd minute. The assist was provided by Neil Kilkenny from a corner.
Western United Game Changer: Tongo Doumbia
Perth Glory Game Changer: Keegan Jelacic

Game Five of Six

Sydney FC (1) v Melbourne Victory (0)
Luck decided the result
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 54% possession and one shot on target. Melbourne Victory had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: A corner was wrongly awarded to Sydney FC and they scored from the resultant passage of play. The goal was scored in the 35th minute by Anthony Caceres. The assist was provided by Max Burgess.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Anthony Caceres
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Joshua Brillante

Game Six of Six

Macarthur FC (3) v Brisbane Roar (2)
An entertaining game of football
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 47% possession and three shots on target. Brisbane Roar had five shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan Courtney-Perkins received a second yellow card in the 92nd minute, which meant the Brisbane Roar were down to 10-men. As a result they lost the game 3-2.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Matthew Millar
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jay O’Shea









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