Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Strk
Central Coast Mariners
19
9
4
6
27
23
31
+4
D1
Queensland Roar
19
8
6
5
25
19
30
+6
L1
Sydney FC
19
8
6
5
26
22
30
+4
W3
Newcastle Jets
19
7
7
5
21
19
28
+2
W1
Adelaide United
19
5
8
6
27
26
23
+1
L3
Melbourne Victory
19
5
8
6
24
27
23
-3
W2
Wellington Phoenix
19
5
5
9
25
32
20
-7
L1
Perth Glory
19
3
8
8
23
30
17
-7
D1
Sydney FC's resurgence under coach John Kosmina continued, with the
inaugural champions all but booking themselves a position in the 2007/08
finals series after a 2-0 victory over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Staidum.
After a scoreless first half, Sydney had a chance to go ahead in the opening
minutes of the second period when a handball in the box by Richard
Johnson gave Sydney FC a penalty. But Ufuk Talay's shot was well saved by
Phoenix keeper Glen Moss. Instead, it wasn't till the 79th minute that the
deadlock was broken, with a scramble in front of goals being back-heeled
by Terry McFlynn into the Phoenix net. A second goal by Alex Brosque 4
minutes later put the result beyond doubt, with the later stages producing
further disappointment for the Phoenix when captain Ross Aloisi was
red-carded during injury time.
Wellington Phoenix 0  Sydney FC 2 (T McFlynn 79, A Brosque 83).
Yellow Cards : Phoenix - K Rees 14, R Johnson 80, S Smeltz 81, T
Lochhead 85.
Sydney - U Talay 26.
Red Cards : Phoenix - R Aloisi 90.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 14,288 at Westpac Stadium.

Newcastles' finals hopes moved a step closer when the Jets completed a
2-1 win over Adelaide United, opening up a 4-point break between the
Jets and the sadly out-of-form Reds.
Joel Griffiths was first on the scoreboard after 12 minutes, when after
being brought down outside the box positioned himself perfectly to find
himself on the end of the free to head home the first score of the night.
Adelaide equalised shortly before half-time when Jets' keeper Ante Covic
saved a strike but the ball rebounded to Luke Pantelis to slot home the
equaliser. But the Reds' momentum was to be affected just a few minutes
later when Fabian Barbiero's second yellow meant the Adelaide side would
have to play the second half a man short.
It was to prove too much for them, with Tarek Elrich's cross finding the
head of James Holland for the Jets' winner to come 18 minutes from time.
It was Adelaide's third straight defeat, and one which puts their hopes of a
third A-League finals appearance in as many seasons in severe jeopardy.
Newcastle Jets 2 (J Griffiths 12, J Holland 72)  Adelaide United 1 (L
Pantelis 41).
Yellow Cards : Jets - J North 56, A Griffiths 74. Reds - M Susak 12, F
Barbiero 18,45.
Red Cards : Reds - F Barbiero 45.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 13,047 at Energy Australia Stadium.
Newcastle's win over Adelaide had already ensured Queensland Roar a finals berth, but the Roar
showed they still have work to do to wrap up a good position in the four, while Melbourne Victory
showed they aren't out of the finals race just yet after the defending champions upset the Roar 2-1
away at Suncorp Stadium.
Both Melbourne goals were scored early in the second half from counter-attacks, the first when
Carlos Hernandez found space to set up Danny Allsopp, and the second when Hernandez beat the
off-side trap and a pinpoint pass to Archie Thompson was slammed into the roof of the net.
With goal difference important in the final placings, Marcinho reduced the damage by getting one
goal back. But with the Roar failing to gain any points from this match, the battle for positions within
the top 4 is still wide open. While for the Victory, finals qualification still remains a slight possibility if
they can win their two remaining games while Newcastle fails to register another win.
Queensland Roar 1 (Marcinho 73)  Melbourne Victory 2 (D Allsopp 56, A Thompson 63).
Yellow Cards : Roar - Reinaldo 23, B Griffin 57, J McCloughan 70. Victory - C Hernandez 45, D
Allsopp 78.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 21,475 at Suncorp Stadium.

Central Coast, ladder leaders for much of the season, returned to top spot after a 1-1 draw against
Perth Glory; but it was the struggling WA side who would have taken the most out of this match.
After a strong finish from John Hutchinson put the Mariners ahead shortly before half-time, the Glory
worked their way back into the contest in the second half. Substitute Nikita Rukavytsya equalised in
the 69th minute, and it took a strong save from Mariners keeper Danny Vikovic in injury time to stop
the Glory sub from pulling off what would have been a remarkable victory.
Perth Glory 1 (N Rukavytsya 69)  Central Coast Mariners 1 (J Hutchinson 38).
Yellow Cards : Glory - J Harnwell 29, L Bertos 58. Mariners - N Boogaard 32.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 6,727 at Members Equity Stadium.
ROUND 19:
Friday 4th January
Wellington Phoenix 0 Sydney FC 2
Newcastle Jets 2 Adelaide United 1
Saturday 5th January
Queensland Roar 1 Melbourne Victory 2
Sunday 6th January
Perth Glory 1 Central Coast Mariners 1
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 9 2009-10
A-League Round 10 2009-10
A-League Round 11 2009-10
A-League Round 12 2009-10
A-League Round 1 2010-11
A Tale of Two Matches
A-League Round 2 2010-11
A-League Round 3 2010-11
A-League Round 4 2010-11
A-League Round 1 2011-12
PHOTO GALLERIES:

Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (24/8/07)
Sydney FC v Wellington P'nix (14/9/07)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United (20/10/07)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (28/10/07)
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC (3/11/07)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (25/11/07)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (15/12/07)
Central Cst M'ners v Sydney FC (22/12/07)
Adelaide United v Sydney FC (28/12/07)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (20/1/08)
Grand Final - CCM v Newcastle (24/2/08)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (4/10/08)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst Mariners (1/11/08)
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix (7/11/08)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar (28/11/08)
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC (7/12/08)
Central Cst M'ners v Sydney FC (13/12/08)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (21/12/08)
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC (27/12/08)
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix (11/1/09)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (25/1/09)
Trial - Sydney FC v CC Mariners (6/7/09)
Sydney FC v North Q'land Fury (12/9/09)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (5/10/09)
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar (25/10/09)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (29/11/09)
Sydney FC v North Q'land Fury (5/12/09)
Sydney FC v Central Cst M'ners (23/12/09)
Sydney FC v Gold Coast United (17/1/10)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (7/02/10)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (14/02/10)
Semi - Sydney FC v Melb Victory (7/03/10)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (7/08/10)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United (4/10/10)
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar (30/10/10)
Central Coast v Perth Glory (30/10/10)
AFC - Sydney FC v Suwon BW (2/3/11)
Sydney FC v Gold Coast Utd (6/11/11)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (19/11/11)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart (29/12/11)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (5/02/12)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (10/03/12)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (25/03/12)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (28/10/12)
ROUND 20:
Friday 11th January
Melbourne Victory v Well. Phoenix (8.00)
Saturday 12th January
Central Coast Mariners v N'castle Jets(7.00)
Sunday 13th January
Queensland Roar v Sydney FC (7.00)
Perth Glory v Adelaide United (9.00)