P
W
D
L
For
Ag
Pts
Diff
Str
Adelaide United
14
7
3
4
24
17
24
+7
W1
Melbourne Victory
14
7
2
5
24
17
23
+7
L2
Sydney FC
14
5
5
4
23
18
20
+5
W1
Queensland Roar
14
5
5
4
19
14
20
+5
D2
Central Cst M'ners
14
4
7
3
27
21
19
+6
D2
Wellington Phoenix
14
5
3
5
15
23
18
-8
L1
Perth Glory
14
4
3
7
20
32
15
-12
W1
Newcastle Jets
14
2
6
6
13
23
12
-10
L1
Adelaide United ran riot at Hindmarsh Stadium, comprehensively
outplaying Wellington Phoenix 6-1. It was a Brazilian extravaganza
with Cristiano and Cassio both recording doubles in a display of
scintillating football.
The Reds led 2-0 at the break, and although Fred scored first in the
second half to cut the margin, Cassio got on the scoreboard just 2
minutes later and from there it was all one-way traffic.
For Adelaide, about to fly out to Japan to play in the World Club
Championship, the match was little more than a training drill. The
Phoenix offered minimal resistance, while the Reds dominated all
facets of the game; and were it not for some easy misses in front of
goal could have easily won by an even greater margin. The result
puts Adelaide to the top of the table, while for the Phoenix it was a
rude awakening to end their 3-match winning streak.
Adelaide United 6 (S Ognenovski 20, Cristiano 42,74, Cassio 57,69,
T Dodd 90)
Wellington Phoenix 1 (Fred 55).
Yellow Cards : Reds - Nil. Phoenix - M Ferrante 39, J McKain 53, T
Hearfield 83.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 9,442 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Central Coast Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for the Roar,
and Sergio van Dijk continued the Roar party after just 11 minutes
with a long-range strike that beat Danny Vukovic's dive into the
corner of the net.
The Roar had the better of play in the first half, but were unable to
add another. The Mariners made changes, bringing Andre Gumprecht
into the action early in the second half. And the momentum of the
game began to swing, as the Mariners began to create opportunities
and a series of corners tested the Roar defence.
But finally, with just 7 minutes to go, the Mariners broke through to
level the match. A mistimed clearance found Gumprecht on the edge
of the area, and his low drive rocketed into the net. The final
moments of the game were frantic end-to-end stuff, as both sides
looked for a winner, but in the end both sides had to be content
with a draw.
Central Coast Mariners 1 (A Gumprecht 83)
Queensland Roar 1 (S van Dijk 11).
Yellow Cards : Mariners - D D'Apuzzo, P Bojic. Roar - L DeVere 90.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 8,995 at Bluetongue Stadium.
ROUND 15 FIXTURES
Saturday 13th December
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory
(Westpac Stadium, 5:00pm)

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:00pm)

Sunday 14th December
Queensland Roar v Newcastle Jets
(Suncorp Stadium, 7:00pm)

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United -
Postponed to 6th January


ROUND 16 FIXTURES
Friday 19th December
Wellington Phoenix v Central Cst Mariners
(Westpac Stadium, 5:30pm)

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory
(Energy Australia Stadium, 8:00pm)

Sunday 21st December
Sydney FC v Perth Glory
(Sydney Football Stadium, 5:00pm)

Adelaide United v Queensland Roar -
Postponed to 14th January

All times shown are Sydney time
The unpredictable nature of the A-League again manifested itself when lowly Perth Glory upset
ladder leaders Melbourne Victory 3-1 at Members Equity Stadium.
It was another hot evening in Perth, as the Glory raced out of the blocks with a string of crosses and
corners that had the Victory defence immediately under pressure. The Glory deserved their lead,
which came on 19 minutes when a shot from Eugene Dadi hit the post but rebounded to cross the
line. Just 4 minutes later, Dadi pounced on a corner from Pellegrino to double the Glory's lead.
It was 2-0 at the break, but the Victory came out breathing fire in the second half, showing
determination to peg back the deficit. And 10 minutes after the restart, the margin was halved
when Ney Fabiano rifled a shot that went under the keeper's diving save. But the equaliser, despite
several near misses, was not to come. And with 22 minutes to go, Adriano Pellegrino put the
contest with a spectacular strike from the edge of the area.
The result was Melbourne's second straight defeat, and has cost them top spot on the ladder; while
for the Glory, their slim finals remain alive.
Perth Glory 3 (E Dadi 19,23, A Pellegrino 78)
Melbourne Victory 1 (N Fabiano 55).
Yellow Cards : Glory - E Dadi 23. Victory - B Celeski 43, M Kemp 45, C Hernandez 90.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 6,621 at Members Equity Stadium.

Newcastle had hopes of breaking their insipid recent form after 11 minutes of their clash with
Sydney, when Marko Jesic beat a challenge from Robbie Middleby before setting up Jobe
Wheelhouse and the Jets were first on the scoreboard.
But just 4 minutes later, the match was back on even terms, after John Aloisi headed the ball to the
feet of an unmarked Iain Fyfe. Sydney FC, themselves struggling for form in recent weeks, then
lifted their intensity; with opportunities to Bridge, Aloisi and Corica created to maintain the pressure
but the score remained at 1-1.
With just 12 minutes to go, Sydney found a winner when Steve Corica, from the edge of the area,
found second-gamer Brendan Gan. Gan's strike to the far corner of the net had too much power for
Ante Covic to have a chance to save it. With this result, Sydney FC had worked their way back into
finals calculations, but the Jets had slipped to bottom of the table.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery from this match.
Newcastle Jets 1 (J Wheelhouse 11)
Sydney FC 2 (I Fyfe 15, B Gan 78).
Yellow Cards : Jets - Nil. Sydney - R Middleby 12.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 7,872 at Energy Australia 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
A-League Round 4 2009-10
A-League Round 5 2009-10
A-League Round 6 2009-10
A-League Round 7 2009-10
A-League Round 8 2009-10
A-League Round 9 2009-10
A-League Round 10 2009-10
A-League Round 1 2010-11
A Tale of Two Matches
A-League Round 2 2010-11
A-League Round 3 2010-11
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)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (7/02/10)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (14/02/10)
Semi - Sydney FC v Melb Victory (7/03/10)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (7/08/10)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United (4/10/10)
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar (30/10/10)
Central Coast v Perth Glory (30/10/10)
Sydney FC v Gold Coast Utd (6/11/11)
Sydney FC v Cent Cst M'ners (19/11/11)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart (29/12/11)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (5/02/12)