Sydney FC hosted Central Coast Mariners in the season opener at the
Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night; but it was the Mariners who
stunned the locals after just 7 minutes when Andre Gumprecht was left
unmarked to set up Sasho Petrovski. Sydney unveiled their new signing,
Brazilian World Cup player Juninho, but the new signing still remains short of
match fitness and took some time to hit his straps. Late in the game
Sydney pressed the Mariners' goal, but there was to be no equaliser.
Sydney FC 0 Central Coast Mariners 1 (S Petrovski 7).
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 18,457 at Sydney Football Stadium.














An early score to the Mariners gave them a 1-0 victory over Sydney FC.

Queensland Roar's new signing, former Socceroo Craig Moore, had a
nightmare A-League debut - Moore came into the match keen to impress,
but instead found himself sent off just after the hour after picking up his
second yellow card. Adelaide raced out of the blocks in both halves, with
Nathan Burns scoring after 8 minutes and Djite just 2 minutes after the
restart. On the stroke of half-time Mike McKay equalised for the Roar, but
when 2-1 down and with just 10 men it was Ognenovski who was the
hero for the locals, powering home an equaliser with just 14 minutes left
on the clock to salvage a 2-2 draw.
Queensland Roar 2 (M McKay 45, S Ognenovski 76) Adelaide United 2
(N Burns 8, B Djite 47)
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 16,828 at Suncorp Stadium.
ROUND 1:
Sydney FC 0 Central Coast 1
Queensland Roar 2 Adelaide Utd 2
Wellington P'nix 2 Melbourne Vic 2
Perth Glory 0 Newcastle Jets 0

ROUND 2:
Friday 1st September
Central Coast v Wellington (8:00)
Saturday 2nd September
Sydney FC v Adelaide Utd (5:00)
Melbourne Vict. v Perth Glory (7:00)
Sunday 3rd September
Newcastle Jets v Qld Roar (5:00)
A-League newcomers Wellington Phoenix had a tough test first up when they hosted reigning
champions Melbourne Victory on Sunday. It didn't take long for the defending champions to get on
the scoresheet when Kevin Muscat slotted home a penalty; and when Danny Allsopp found the
Phoenix net on the hour it looked like the Victory would get a first-up win. But the newcomers had
other ideas, with Brazilian import Daniel heading a 79th minute goal before another header from
Shane Smeltz levelled the scores and gave the Phoenix a feeling of optimism about their chances in
the competition. The crowd of 14,400 was a bigger crowd than the NZ Knights ever achieved.
Wellington Phoenix 2 (Daniel 80, S Smeltz 85) Melbourne Victory 2 (K Muscat 19 pen, D
Allsopp 60).
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 14,400 at Westpac Stadium.

Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets played out a scoreless draw at Members Equity Stadium on Sunday.
The Glory set up numerous chances in the first half, with Naum Sekulovski and Mate Dragicevic
looking dangerous; but were unable to convert. Newcastle, missing Nick Carle after his clearance,
have imported some South Americans; but they remain short of match fitness and will take some
time to hit their top form. For the Glory, who have struggled to make an impact in the A League, it
was a disappointing result which shows the club still has a long way to go to return to their halcyon
days of seasons past.
Perth Glory 0 Newcastle Jets 0
Referee -
S Przydycz. Crowd - 8,508 at Members Equity Stadium.
ALSO IN A-LEAGUE

A-League Round 1 2007-08
A-League Round 2 2007-08
A-League Round 3 2007-08
A-League Round 4 2007-08
A-League Round 5 2007-08
A-League Round 6 2007-08
A-League Round 7 2007-08
A-League Round 8 2007-08
A-League Round 9 2007-08
A-League Round 10 2007-08
A-League Round 11 2007-08
A-League Round 12 2007-08
A-League Round 13 2007-08
A-League Round 14 2007-08
A-League Round 15 2007-08
A-League Round 16 2007-08
A-League Round 17 2007-08
A-League Round 15 07-08 (part 2)
A-League Round 18 2007-08
A-League Round 19 2007-08
A-League Round 20 2007-08
A-League Round 21 2007-08
A-League 2007-08 Semis - Leg 1
A-League 2007-08 Semis - Leg 2
A-League 2007-08 Preliminary Final
A-League 2007-08 Grand Final
A-League Round 1 2008-09
A-League Round 2 2008-09
A-League Round 3 2008-09
A-League Round 4 2008-09
A-League Round 5 2008-09
A-League Round 6 2008-09
A-League Round 7 2008-09
A-League Round 8 2008-09
A-League Round 9 2008-09
A-League Round 10 2008-09
A-League Round 11 2008-09
Match Report - Syd FC v CCM (1/11/08)
A-League Round 12 2008-09
Match Report - Syd FC v Well (7/11/08)
A-League Round 13 2008-09
A-League Round 14 2008-09
A-League Round 15 2008-09
A-League Round 16 2008-09
A-League Round 17 2008-09
A-League Round 18 2008-09
A-League Round 15 08-09 (part 2)
A-League Round 19 2008-09
A-League Round 16 08-09 (part 2)
A-League Round 20 2008-09
A-League Round 21 2008-09
A-League 2008-09 Semis - Leg 1
A-League 2008-09 Semis - Leg 2
A-League 2008-09 Preliminary Final
A-League 2008-09 Grand Final
A-League Round 1 2009-10
A-League Round 2 2009-10
A-League Round 3 2009-10
A-League Round 4 2009-10
A-League Round 5 2009-10
A-League Round 6 2009-10
A-League Round 7 2009-10
A-League Round 8 2009-10
A-League Round 1 2010-11
A-League Round 2 2010-11
  Play
Won
Loss
Draw
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Strk
Central Coast Mariners
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
+1
W1
Adelaide United
1
0
0
1
2
2
1
0
D1
Melbourne Victory
1
0
0
1
2
2
1
0
D1
Queensland Roar
1
0
0
1
2
2
1
0
D1
Wellington Phoenix
1
0
0
1
2
2
1
0
D1
Newcastle Jets
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
D1
Perth Glory
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
D1
Sydney FC
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
-1
L1