|The start of the 2008-09 season had been forgettable for
Newcastle, but their trip to Queensland saw the Jets return to
some sort of form in taking out their first win for the new season.
For much of the game the Roar looked to have the better of
possession, but were unable to convert their dominance into
scoring opportunities. Jets' keeper Ante Covic was magnificent,
pulling off a succession of brilliant saves to deny the Roar.
Late in the game, with just minutes to go and the match looking
headed for a 0-0 draw, a scramble in the Queensland box saw
the Roar unable to clear the ball out of danger. Jets' striker Joel
Griffiths pounced on the loose ball to send it into the Roar net
and take a valuable 3 points in a match in which the Jets rarely
threatened to score.
Queensland Roar 0
Newcastle Jets 1 (J Griffiths 83).
Yellow Cards : Roar - M McKay 60, M Zullo 90. Jets - J Song 4,
T Elrich 60.
Referee - C Zetter. Crowd - 12,103 at Suncorp Stadium.
The mercury climbed to 33 degrees for Sydney FC's Saturday
twilight match against Adelaide, and it was a hot start for the
Sky Blues on the scoreboard as well when a long-range strike
from Terry McFlynn from outside the area beat the diving efforts
of Galekovic to hit the corner of the adelaide net in just the
Sydney continued to press home their advantage, and the lead
doubled shortly after the half hour when a cross from Tony
Popovic hit Alex Brosque, enabling him to send home the goal
from close range.
In the hot weather, and having played a midweek Asian
Champions League match, the Reds were tired and never looked
like getting back into the contest. And Brendan Santalab made
the most of his opportunity with just 10 minutes to go to add
another and give Sydney a 3-0 lead and a shot at top spot.
Sydney FC 3 (T McFlynn 2, A Brosque 34, B Santalab 79.
Adelaide United 0.
Yellow Cards : Sydney - Nil. Adelaide - P Reid 20, S
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 12,462 at Sydney Football
|Honours were shared in an entertaining contest at Central Coast Stadium, a match that
again proved a game is never over until the final whistle is blown.
It was 1-1 at the break, with Matt Simon and Archie Thompson getting on the scoresheet.
But the game shifted momentum shortly before the hour mark when Victory keeper Michael
Theoklitos collided with Mariners' forward Sasho Petrovski; with referee Peter Green having
no hesitation in pulling out the red card to banish Theoklitos from the pitch.
The Mariners continued to press, and were rewarded in the 84th minute when Matt Simon
headed the ball, rebounding off the crossbar over the line to put the Mariners 2-1 ahead. A
man up, with the home crowd singing, it was looking like the Mariners were set to take all 3
points; but deep in injury time Archie Thompson made a break and beat the diving save of
Mark Bosnich to salvage a point, break the Mariners' hearts, and ensure the Victory would
remain on top of the table.
Central Coast Mariners 2 (M Simon 12,84).
Melbourne Victory 2 (A Thompson 16,90).
Yellow Cards : Mariners - Nil. Victory - M Kemp 71.
Red Cards : Victory - M Theoklitos 57.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 9,010 at Bluetongue Stadium.
A crowd of just 4,433, the lowest crowd ever to attend an A-League match in Australia,
came along to Members Equity Stadium as the struggling Perth Glory took on Wellington
Phoenix. But the Glory faithful were to be rewarded, with the home side taking out their
first victory of the season.
It was a game of few highlights, but after a lacklustre first half the Glory began to assert
themselves after half-time; dominating possession and creating plenty of scoring chances.
But frustration was beginning to set in as the Glory failed to convert their opportunities, until
the 77th minute when striker Eugene Dadi was brought down inside the box. Holding his
composure and making no mistake from the spot, Dadi converted the penalty kick to give
the Glory their first win and send the small crowd into vocal raptures.
Perth Glory 1 (E Dadi 78pen).
Wellington Phoenix 0.
Yellow Cards : Glory - J Harnwell 13, N Topor-Stanley 63. Phoenix - R Johnson 27, T
Lochhead 44, J McKain 77.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 4,433 at Members Equity Stadium.
|ROUND 6 FIXTURES
Friday 26th September
Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory
(Bluetongue Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 27th September
Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 7:00pm)
Sunday 28th September
Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC
(Westpac Stadium, 3:00pm)
Melbourne Victory v Queensland Roar
(Telstra Dome, 5:00pm)
ROUND 7 FIXTURES
Friday 3rd October
Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners
(Hindmarch Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 4th October
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
(Telstra Dome, 5:00pm)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar
(Sydney Football Stadium, 7:00pm
Monday 6th October
Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix
(Energy Australia Stadium, 3:00pm)
All times shown are Sydney time
|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
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)