HARBOURSPORT  
  P
W
D
L
For
Ag
Pts
Diff
Str
Adelaide United
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
+1
W1
Central Coast
Mariners
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
D1
Newcastle Jets
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
D1
Queensland Roar
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
D1
Wellington Phoenix
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
D1
Melbourne Victory
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
D1
Sydney FC
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
D1
Perth Glory
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
-1
L1
A-LEAGUE
The season opened with a replay of last season's grand final, but
with both sides being short of players compared to last year's
decider there was little of the attacking flair. Instead it was a
tough, defensive struggle for much of the game; especially in
the first half when few chances presented themselves.
Newcastle came out the stronger in the second half, pressing
the Mariners' goal but Danny Vukovic, soon to serve a long
suspension, was magnificent. And when, against the run of play,
pounced on a cross from Ahmed Elrich and headed home the
first score of the game with just 3 minutes to go, the Mariners
looked home.
But, as the clock ticked into injury time, Brad Porter brought
Tarek Elrich down in the box and the referee pointed to the
spot. Joel Griffiths made no mistake in slotting home the
equaliser and 1-1 was how it finished. The match was also
notable in that not a single yellow or red card was issued.

Newcastle Jets 1 (J Griffiths 90pen)
Central Coast Mariners 1 (M Simon 87)
Yellow Cards - Nil.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 16,079 at Energy Australia
Stadium.


A depleted Sydney side, with injuries and Olympics call-ups taking
many of their first side out, held out Melbourne Victory, their
bogey side for a 0-0 draw at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The Victory started impressively, and Ney Fabiano went close to
putting them in front after just 5 minutes but Clint Bolton did
well to make the save. More chances were created, but none
were taken.
Sydney FC lifted in the second half, and on the hour mark
debutant Shannon Cole had a golden opportunity to give Sydney
the lead; but the shot agonisingly hit the goalpost. The Victory
had a late chance to steal the game, but Carlos Hernandez's free
kick was saved by Bolton.
Sadly but predictably, the main reaction to this game was the
unsavoury actions of supporters, with fights breaking out at the
Captain Cook Hotel and again during the game - the latest in a
series of incidents that have adversely affected Sydney FC v
Melbourne Victory matches.

Sydney FC 0
Melbourne Victory 0
Tellow Cards : Sydney -
J Timpano 24, T McFlynn 44, S
Colossimo 88.
Melbourne - R Vargas 31, M Thwaite 59, J Lopez
68.
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 16,227 at Sydney Football Stadium.
ROUND 2 FIXTURES
Friday 22nd August
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
(Members Equity Stadium, 9:00pm)

Saturday 23rd August
Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:00pm)

Sunday 17th August
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
(Westpac Stadium, 3:00pm)

Queensland Roar v Adelaide United
(Suncorp Stadium, 5:00pm)


ROUND 3 FIXTURES
Friday 29th August
Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)

Saturday 30th August
Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 7:00pm)

Sunday 31st August
Sydney FC v Perth Glory
(Sydney Football Stadium, 3:00pm)

Queensland Roar v Central Coast Mariners
(Suncorp Stadium, 5:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time
Queensland Roar have never won in New Zealand, and that record was maintained when
they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium.
Few chances were created in the first half, and the scoreboard operator had no work to do
in the first half. But within a minute of the restart, Sergio van Dijk delivered a pinpoint cross
to Charlie Miller in the box. Miller gained possession and shot to open the scoring.
But the lead was to be short-lived, as within 7 minutes the Phoenix had got it back. Shane
Smeltz followed the ball downfield, weaving his way around the Roar defence before a
long-range strike went into the corner of the net and sent the crowd into raptures.
The Roar tried hard to find a winner, but despite a few half-chances coming up there was
no way through the Phoenix defence. 1-1 was how it finished.

Wellington Phoenix 1 (S Smeltz 53)
Queensland Roar 1 (C Miller 46)
Yellow Cards : Phoenix - K Dodd 52, Daniel 55, L Bertos 56. Roar - D Dodd 65, M Zullo
79, M McKay 90.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 10,516 at Westpac Stadium.

Adelaide moved to the top of the A-League table, the only side to win a match in the
opening round of the season, when they took out a 1-0 win over Perth Glory at Hindmarsh.
Shortly before half-time, Cristiano set up Travis Dodd, who worked his way around the Glory
defence before shooting from the edge of the box past the desperate dive of Glory keeper
Frank Duric into the corner of the net.
1-0 to the Reds at half-time, and the Glory went to work to peg back the deficit. A series of
corners and a glut of possession resulted in the first 15 minutes after the break, but the
equaliser remained elusive. After the hour mark, Adelaide began to regain the initiative,
starving the Glory of possession and maintaining the status quo scoreline for the remainder
of the match.

Adelaide United 1 (T Dodd 42)
Perth Glory 0
Yellow Cards : Adelaide -
A Costanzo 26, S Jamieson 43, P Reid 53, T Dodd 90. Perth - D
Tarka 35, A Pellegrino 40, D Djulbic 49, N Topor-Stanley 72.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 10,510 at Hindmarsh 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
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)