|Mark Bosnich's football comeback suffered a blow when the
veteran keeper tore his hamstring in the opening minutes of the
Mariners' match against Perth Glory. Bosnich had to be subbed
off in just the 6th minute, replaced by youth league keeper
It was the only sour note for the Mariners in a convincing 4-1
demolition of Perth Glory. Just minutes after Bosnich exited,
Sasho Petrovski restored Mariner spirits. A lob beat Glory keeper
Jason Petkovic but hit the crossbar, only to rebound to Petrovski
for the easiest of tap-ins. And so the Mariners were away, with
1-0 quickly becoming 3-0 by half-time.
Nikita Rukavytsya got one back for Perth shortly after the hour,
but any hopes of a miracle comeback were instantly snuffed out
when Matt Simon netted the Mariners' fourth goal a minute later.
Central Coast Mariners 4 (S Petrovski 9, M Jedinak 29, A
Caceres 41, M Osman 64)
Perth Glory 1 (N Rukavytsya 63).
Yellow Cards : Mariners - M Simon 20, M Jedinak 39, S
Petrovski 58, P Bojic 79. Glory - D Tarka 38, A Trinidad 90.
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 8,016 at Bluetongue Stadium.
Newcastle coach Gary Van Egmond must have broken a mirror or
had a black cat cross his path on his way to Hindmarsh Stadium,
such was the Jets' shocking luck with injuries in their clash with
In the first half, Adam Griffiths and his brother Joel were both
forced substitutions after injury. Within minutes of the restart,
Jesper Hakansson stumbled off; and when he was joined in the
medical rooms by Jason Hoffman, the Jets were down to 10 men.
Adelaide made the most of their good fortune, with Cristiano
twice getting on the board in the final 20 minutes of the game
to hand the Reds a 2-0 victory; a result that gave them a handy
boost to their top-2 chances while putting Newcastle in a
position where they will have a fight on their hands to salvage
anything out of this season.
Adelaide United 2 (Cristiano 72,89).
Newcastle Jets 0.
Yellow Cards : Reds - R Cornthwaite 37, Cassio 90. Jets - J
Griffiths 35, J Holland 82, J Wheelhouse 87.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 8,111 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
|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).
ROUND 8 FIXTURES
Friday 17th October
Queensland Roar v Adelaide United
(Suncorp Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 18th October
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory
(Energy Australia Stadium, 7:00pm)
Sunday 19th October
Central Coast Mariners v Wellington P'nix
(Bluetongue Stadium, 3:00pm)
Perth Glory v Sydney FC
(Members Equity Stadium, 5:00pm)
All times shown are Sydney time
|Sydney FC got off to a promising start against Wellington Phoenix, getting on the board
after 20 minutes when a set play from Shannon Cole went in perfectly to allow Alex Brosque
to land a simple header.
But it all went pear-shaped for Sydney shortly before half-time when Shane Smeltz pounced
on a cross to smash the ball into the Sydney net to level the scores at the break. And it was
to get better for the Phoenix when a rebound found Tim Brown; and with Sydney keeper
Clint Bolton unsighted and out of position, an open goal beckoned.
It was a chance at top spot gone begging for Sydney, but an important result for the
Phoenix, getting them off the bottom of the ladder.
Wellington Phoenix 2 (S Smeltz 42, T Brown 76).
Sydney FC 1 (A Brosque 20).
Yellow Cards : Phoenix - V Coveny 48, K Dodd 53, M Muscat 68, A Kwasnik 84. Sydney -
S Musialik 79.
Referee - C Beath. Crowd - 6,729 at Westpac Stadium.
Melbourne's run of red cards continued, with the Victory reduced to 10 men for the last half
hour of their match against Queensland Roar after Costa Rican Carlos Hernandez collected a
second yellow. It was the third match in succession the Victory would finish the match a
man short, and the strain on their midfield was beginning to tell on tired legs.
As the match went on, Queensland's numerical advantage made them look fresher, and
they dominated possession for the last half hour. But the scoring was hard to come by, as
the Victory defended doggedly.
But finally with just 7 minutes to go, Tahj Minniecon broke through, outpacing three Victory
defenders while keeping his feet to slot the ball past the keeper into the net. And in injury
time, Michael Zullo scored the knockout blow, again scoring on the run.
Melbourne Victory 0.
Queensland Roar 2 (T Minniecon 83, M Zullo 90).
Yellow Cards : Victory - C Hernandez 47,57, K Muscat 56. Roar - Reinaldo 69, D Tiatto 90.
Red Cards : Victory - C Hernandez 57.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 22,266 at Telstra Dome.
|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)