|Wellington Phoenix defeated Sydney FC for the second time this
season, stunning the sky blues 2-1 at the Sydney Football
Stadium. It wasn't a game that reached any great heights, but
the Phoenix were clearly the better side all night and deserved
Phoenix took the lead shortly after the half hour when a cross
from Brown found an unmarked Leo Bertos who took pleasure in
heading the ball home.
For mich of the night Sydney looked flat and out of contention,
but they sprung to life late in the game. Stuart Musialik from
outside the box powered home an equaliser. But when the
game was looking like a draw, with just a minute plus injury time
to go, a Phoenix cross hit Sydney defender Tony Popovic's hand
in the area, referee Craig Zetter pointing to the spot. Shane
Smeltz made no mistake, and the Phoenix were on their way to
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Sydney FC 1 (S Musialik 77)
Wellington Phoenix 2 (L Bertos 33, S Smeltz 89pen).
Yellow Cards - Nil.
Referee - C Zetter. Crowd - 12,856 at Sydney Football Stadium.
Queensland Roar's dismal home record continued when they
went down to Melbourne Victory 1-0. The Victory dominated for
much of the game, and could have easily won by more, but the
one goal was enough to put Melbourne on top of the ladder.
The only goal came on 70 minutes, when Danny Allsopp set up
Archie Thompson unmarked in the face of goal; his header giving
Roar keeper Liam Reddy no chance. The Roar sprung to life, and
had a few chances to equalise, but were unable to convert.
Queensland Roar 0
Melbourne Victory 1 (A Thompson 70).
Yellow Cards : Roar - D Tiatto 11, D Dodd 48). Victory - Nil.
Referee - P O'Leary. Crowd - 12,022 at Suncorp Stadium.
|It may have been a clash between two teams at the lower end of the ladder, but Perth
Glory and Newcastle Jets' match at Members Equity was one of the most entertaining and
dramatic matches so far this season.
Newcastle led 2-1 at half time, with quality strikes from Joel Griffhts and Tariq Elrich only half
offset by Rukavytsya's effort in getting around the Newcastle defence before turning and
rifling the ball home. And when Jamie Coyne was sent off on the hour for a challenge that
replays showed was more theatrical than foul, things were looking bleak for the WA side.
But just 8 minutes later, Daniel Piorkowski was also marched and the game was back on level
terms. From there it was Perth who did the bulk of the attacking; and finally the reward
came. Adrian Trinidadi was brought down in the box by Jets' skipper Jade North, and
although Dadi's first attempt from the penalty spot was saved, a line break by the Jets gave
Dadi another go, and this time the ball went into the net to snatch a dramatic draw.
Perth Glory 2 (N Rukavytsya 27, E Dadi 90pen)
Newcastle Jets 2 (J Griffiths 17, T Elrich 44).
Yellow Cards : Glory - N Sekolovski 28. Jets - J Wheelhouse 8, A D'Apuzzo 36, M Milligan
39, A Griffiths 84.
Red Cards : Glory - J Coyne 59. Jets - D Piorkowski 68.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 7,837 at Members Equity Stadium.
The Central Coast v Adelaide game was put back a week to allow the Mariners' extra time to
prepare for their Asian Champions League final. And having gone down to Gamba Osaka
midweek, a bad week was turned even worse when the Reds were no match for the
Mariners, going down 3-0.
Matt Simon scored early, and when Petrovski got on the board just moments before the
break, the Mariners were in a winning position and the tired Reds had nothing more to give.
Adrian Caceres made sure of the result shortly after the break, striking from the edge of the
box to give the Mariners an unassailable 3-0 lead and return the Central Coast side to the
Central Coast Mariners 3 (M Simon 18, S Petrovski 44, A Caceres 49)
Adelaide United 0.
Yellow Cards : Mariners - A Wilkinson 90. Reds - F Barbiero 65, J Spagnuolo 72.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 7,865 at Bluetongue Stadium.
|ROUND 12 FIXTURES
Friday 21st November
Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)
Saturday 22nd November
Adelaide United v Sydney FC
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 7:00pm)
Sunday 23rd November
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
(Westpac Stadium, 4:00pm)
Queensland Roar v Perth Glory
(Suncorp Stadium, 6:00pm)
ROUND 13 FIXTURES
Friday 28th November
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
(Westpac Stadium, 5:30pm)
Sydney FC v Queensland Roar
(Sydney Football Stadium, 8:00pm)
Saturday 29th November
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
(Members Equity Stadium, 8:00pm)
Sunday 30th November
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
(Energy Australia Stadium, 5:00pm)
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)