|A moment of individual brilliance by Dylan Macallister was the
difference between the two teams in the F3 derby at
Bluetongue Stadium. Shortly after the half hour, a cross from
Matt Simon landed at the feet of Macallister, who turned around,
weaved his way past three defenders before striking the ball into
the corner of the net.
In a game of few chances, the Jets never really looked like
getting an equaliser. The Jets' best chance was a near own-goal
from the Mariners, when the ball rebounded off the head of
defender Brad Porter just over the net. But the Mariners were
also frustrated in the striking department, and there was to be
no second goal; ensuring the game would remain in the balance
intil the final whistle.
Central Coast Mariners 1 (D Macallister 33)
Newcastle Jets 0.
Yellow Cards : Mariners - A Wilkinson 56, P O'Grady 86. Jets -
J Hakansson 38, J North 64.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 10,710 at Bluetongue Stadium.
It's taken 4 seasons, but Sydney FC finally broke their Melbourne
hoodoo when the sky blues overcame the Victory 2-0 at Telstra
Dome on a warm Saturday night in front of a bumper crowd of
A Victory attempt to clear a corner out of the danger after 20
minutes backfired when the ball spilled to Steve Corica, who
found Mark Bridge in pole position to steer home the opening
goal from point blank range.
Victory looked to equalise before half time, having the bulk of
possession but unable to convert. And after the break it was the
visitors who came out firing, pressing hard for a second goal.
It finally came shortly after the hour, when Bobby Petta beat the
offside trap then found John Aloisi. The former Socceroo striker
took delight in tapping home the score, his first in Sydney FC
colours, with wild celebrations on the sideline.
It was a night to celebrate for Sydney FC, their first win in
Melbourne; and one that puts them ahead of the Victory on the
Melbourne Victory 0
Sydney FC 2 (M Bridge 20, J Aloisi 62).
Yellow Cards : Victory - K Muscat 21. Sydney - Ni.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 31,564 at Telstra Dome.
|ROUND 10 FIXTURES
Friday 31st October
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 1st November
Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners
(Sydney Football Stadium, 7:00pm)
Sunday 2nd November
Newcastle Jets v Queensland Roar
(Energy Australia Stadium, 5:00pm)
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix
(Members Equity Stadium, 7:00pm)
ROUND 11 FIXTURES
Friday 7th November
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
(Sydney Football Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 8th November
Queensland Roar v Melbourne Victory
(Suncorp Stadium, 8:00pm)
Sunday 9th November
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
(Members Equity Stadium, 7:00pm)
Saturday 15th November
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:30pm)
All times shown are Sydney time
|It had been a difficult buildup for Adelaide in the leadup to their match against Perth Glory.
A midweek Asian Champions League game away in Uzbekistan, and flight arrangements to
get home that saw the Reds touch down in Adelaide just 24 hours before this match was
due to commence.
Adelaide showed signs of jet-lag early, understandably their game looked slow and their
passes were having difficulty finding their target. But, although Perth continued to bombard
the Reds' goal, they were unable to penetrate it and the scores remained locked at 0-0 at
Glory continued to dominate after the break. Jamie Coyne went for a long-range strike that
rebounded off the woodwork. And finally in the 54th minute Nikita Rukavytsya pounced on
a scamble on the goal line to give the Glory a goal they had been threatening for so long.
But against the run of play, Alamao got the goal back after a perfectly-directed cross from
Younis found Alamao's head within kicking range. And just 3 minutes later, Lucas Pantelis
was brought down in the box. Travis Dodd drove home the penalty, and suddenly the Reds
were in the box seat for an unlikely victory and top spot on the ladder.
Adelaide United 2 (Alamao 79, T Dodd 82pen)
Perth Glory 1 (N Rukavytsya 54).
Yellow Cards : Reds - Alamao 9, M Valkanis 27, S Ognenovski 66. Glory - Amaral 51, J
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 10,126 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Queensland Roar kept within striking distance of the top 4 with an unconvincing win over
Wellington Phoenix away. It may have been winning ugly, but the 3 points are extremely
valuable at this stage of the season, and see the Roar jump over Newcastle into 5th place
on the table.
The only goal came shortly before the break, when a pass was headed home by Josh
McCloughan. After the break, the Phoenix came out breathing fire and constantly
threatened to equalise, but the Queensland defence held firm.
Wellington Phoenix 0
Queensland Roar 1 (J McCloughan 39).
Yellow Cards : Phoenix - T Brown 24, L Gao 41. Roar - D Tiatto 30, S Van Dijk 51, D
Dodd 81, L Reddy 90.
Referee - P O'Leary. Crowd - 6,543 at Westpac 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
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)