HARBOURSPORT  
  P
W
D
L
For
Ag
Pts
Diff
Str
Adelaide United
14
7
3
4
24
17
24
+7
W1
Queensland Roar
15
6
5
4
21
15
23
+6
W1
Melbourne
Victory
15
7
2
6
26
21
23
+5
L3
Central Coast
Mariners
16
5
7
4
29
23
22
+6
L1
Wellington Phoenix
16
6
4
5
17
24
22
-7
W1
Sydney FC
16
5
5
6
25
24
20
+1
L2
Perth Glory
16
5
4
7
25
34
19
-9
W1
Newcastle Jets
16
3
6
7
18
27
15
-9
W1
A-LEAGUE
The late arrivals for the Wellington v Central Coast match would
have missed the only score of the game. In just the second
minute, Leo Bertos made a break before crossing to Shane
Smeltz, who headed the ball past Vukovic into the corner of the
Mariners' net.
The Phoenix had got off to a flying start, and a few minutes later
went close to adding another. Making all the front running, with
a string of early corners, it looked only a matter of time before
the Phoenix would double their lead.
But the second goal was not to be forthcoming, and instead the
Mariners slowly worked their way back into the contest. It was
still 1-0 at the break, but the Mariners had the better of the
second half. Chance after chance presented themselves, but a
succession of fine saves from Glen Moss and some wasteful
finishing in front of goals prevented the Mariners from obtaining
the equaliser that for so much of the half seemed inevitable.
Wellington Phoenix 1 (S Smeltz 2)
Central Coast Mariners 0
Yellow Cards : Phoenix -
S Smeltz 62, A Durante 90, T Brown
90.
Mariners - A Caceres 45, B Porter 49, D Macallister 52.
Referee - C Beath. Crowd - 6,722 at Westpac Stadium.

Newcastle's season had threatened to unravel, but for one night
the Jets climbed off the canvas and refreshed memories of last
season's glories when they recorded a 4-2 win over Melbourne
Victory at Energy Australia Stadium.
A hat-trick from Matt Thompson caused the damage. The first
on 16 minutes came after being on the end of a precision pass
from D'Apuzzo. On the stroke of half-time, a pass from Jesic
deflected off the Victory defenders into the path of Thompson.
And just minutes after the restart, it was Ben Kantarovski who
set up Thompson for the hat-trick.
On the hour, a one-two play from Jin-Hyung Song and Joel
Griffiths saw the Korean add a fourth goal to complete the
demolition. And although the Victory got two goals back through
Danny Allsopp and Ney Fabiano, it was Newcastle's night; and a
golden opportunity for the Victory to regain top spot on the
ladder had gone begging.
Newcastle Jets 4 (M Thompson 16,45,49, J Song 59)
Melbourne Victory 2 (D Allsopp 66, N Fabiano 87).
Yellow Cards : Jets - B Kantarovski 58. Victory - E Berger 22,
N Ward 62.
Referee - C Zetter. Crowd - 6,268 at Energy Australia Stadium.
ROUND 17 FIXTURES
Friday 26th December
Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners
(Energy Australia Stadum, 8:00pm)

Perth Glory v Adelaide United
(Members Equity Stadium, 10:00pm)

Saturday 27th December
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
(Telstra Dome, 7:00pm)

Sunday 28th December
Queensland Roar v Wellington Phoenix
(Suncorp Stadium, 7:00pm)

ROUND 18 FIXTURES
Wednesday 31st December
Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory
(Bluetongue Stadium, 6:00pm)

Friday 2nd January
Melbourne Victory v Queensland Roar
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)

Saturday 3rd January
Adelaide United v Sydney FC
(Adelaide Oval, 8:00pm)

Sunday 4th January
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
(Westpac Stadium, 5:00pm)

ROUND 15 CATCH-UP FIXTURE
Tuesday 6th January
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
(Telstra Dome, 7:30pm)

All times shown are Sydney time
Sydney FC plunged into crisis after a disastrous 4-1 loss to Perth Glory at the Sydney Football
Stadium. The crowd left no doubt of their displeasure, spraying coach John Kosmina,
marquee striker John Aloisi and other players with boos and abuse before thousands were
seen heading for the exits well before the match was completed.
It wasn't hard to see why the Sydney FC supporters were upset, as the team's play could
only be described as inept and incompetent. From the 11th minute, when Adriano
Pellegrino was left unmarked for the Glory to score their first goal, this was a constant tale
of woe for Sydney FC. Two own goals, a succession of bungled clearances and some
wasteful finishing ensured this would be a day that Sydney would have rather never
happened. Shortly before half-time, a cross found John Aloisi unmarked a metre away from
an unattended goal, but Aloisi failed to make contact with the ball when even the slightest
touch would have resulted in a certain goal.
Perth Glory played well and deserved their win, but the manner of Sydney's loss puts both
the finals chances of the club and the security of coach John Kosmina's job in jeopardy.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery from this match.
Sydney FC 1 (S Musialik 60)
Perth Glory 4 (A Pellegrino 11, A Golek 35og, W Srhoj 48, R Middleby 69og).
Yellow Cards : Sydney - Nil. Glory - A Pellegrino 53.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 12,165 at Sydney Football Stadium.

Adelaide United v Queensland Roar - Postponed due to Adelaide's participation in the World
Club Championships.
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)