HARBOURSPORT  
  P
W
D
L
For
Ag
Pts
Diff
Str
Adelaide United
16
9
3
4
27
17
30
+10
W3
Melbourne
Victory
17
8
5
4
31
24
29
+7
W2
Central Coast
Mariners
18
7
7
4
32
24
28
+8
W2
Queensland Roar
17
7
5
5
25
19
26
+6
L1
Wellington Phoenix
18
7
4
6
22
27
25
-5
W1
Sydney FC
18
5
5
8
27
29
20
-2
L4
Perth Glory
18
5
4
9
25
36
19
-11
L2
Newcastle Jets
18
3
6
9
19
32
15
-13
L2
A-LEAGUE
The traditional New Years Eve blockbuster saw a big crowd rock
up to the Central Coast, and the majority would go to their New
Year parties happy after the Mariners recorded a 1-0 victory.
The Mariners were made to fight for their win, with Perth
defending resolutely and allowing the home side few scoring
opportunities. Sasho Petrovski had a golden opportunity after 30
minutes but hit the crossbar; but for much of the game the ball
was bottled up in midfield with few chances to score presenting
themselves.
But finally, with just 10 minutes to go, it was Perth Glory who
cracked. A strike from John Hutchinson beat the diving save of
Glory keeper Velapi to hit the left post before rebounding to hit
the right post and then cross the line. It was a heartbreaking
end to the Glory's determined resistance, but an important goal
for the Mariners in maintaining their finals position.
Central Coast Mariners 1 (J Hutchinson 80)
Perth Glory 0.
Yellow Cards : Mariners -
D Heffernan 44. Glory - Nil.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd - 15,546 at Bluetongue Stadium.

Melbourne Victory leap-frogged Queensland Roar into the top 2
when they defeated the Roar 2-1 in front of another big crowd
at Telstra Dome.
An even first half saw both sides creating scoring opportunities
but unable to convert. It was an attacking and free-flowing
game, a contrast to the dour and gritty Mariners v Glory game on
Wednesday night; but both keepers were in outstanding form
and both teams were unable to capitalise on the chances they
created.
10 minutes after the break, the Victory were on the board when
Carlos Hernandez found himself unmarked for a long run down
the wing before centreing to Danny Allsopp for the simplest of
tap-ins. And 12 minutes after that, Billy Celeski found an
unattended Rod Vargas, with Vargas heading home the score.
Although Craig Moore got one back for the Roar, it was never
enough and the Victory had little trouble running out time to
record the win.
Melbourne Victory 2 (D Allsopp 55, R Vargas 67)
Queensland Roar 1 (C Moore 74).
Yellow Cards : Victory - R Vargas 18, S Ryall 62. Roar - A
Packer 66.
Referee - P O'Leary. Crowd - 23,447 at Telstra Dome.
ROUND 15 CATCH-UP FIXTURE
Tuesday 6th January
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
(Telstra Dome, 7:30pm)
ROUND 19 FIXTURES
Friday 9th January
Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 8:00pm)

Saturday 10th January
Central Coast Mainers v Queensland Roar
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:00pm)

Sunday 11th January
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
(Sydney Football Stadium, 6:00pm)

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
(Members Equity Stadium, 8:00pm)

ROUND 16 CATCH-UP FIXTURE
Wednesday 14th January
Adelaide United v Queensland Roar
(Hindmarsh Stadium, 8:00pm)

ROUND 20 FIXTURES
Friday 16th January
Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)

Saturday 17th January
Queensland Roar v Sydney FC
(Suncorp Stadium, 8:00pm)

Sunday 18th January
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
(Westpac Stadium, 3:00pm)

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory
(Energy Australia Stadium, 5:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time
Adelaide Oval hosted its second A-League game, with another blockbuster crowd on hand.
And unlike last season, this time it was the Reds who would take out the match when they
were largely untroubled by a dis-spirited Sydney FC.
The first half was evenly contested, with few chances created by either side. But with the
clock in injury time, the Sydney defence appeared to have already clocked off for the break
when they failed to mark the Adelaide strikers, allowing Travis Dodd a simple pass to Cassio
who caught the Sydney FC defence napping by weaving his way around traffic before
hitting the net.
In the second half, Sydney never looked like getting back into the game, and their fate was
sealed 7 minutes from time when Alemao lobbed the ball over Sydney keeper Ivan Nicevski
to score. Shortly aftewards, Sydney unravelled completely when Matthew Jurman was sent
off for a second booking. The result maintains Adelaide's position on top of the ladder, while
Sydney's fourth straight loss sees morale at the former glamour club at an all-time low.
Adelaide United 2 (Cassio 45, Alemao 83)
Sydney FC 0.
Yellow Cards : Reds -
F Barbiero 34. Sydney - M Jurman 32,90.
Red Cards : Sydney - M Jurman 90.
Referee - C Beath. Crowd - 23,002 at Adelaide Oval.

Wellington Phoenix kept themselves in the finals race after a 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets at
Westpac Stadium. After holding out everything the Jets could throw at them in the first
half, the Phoenix found their rhythm and killer instinct in the second half to ensure that the
would become the first New Zealand club in the history of the A-League to avoid the
wooden spoon and would retain a chance of qualifying for the finals.
Newcastle dominated the first half, and had opportunities to score, the best coming in just
the third minute when Jobe Wheelhouse had the keeper beaten but his shot sailed wide of
the Phoenix net.
Shortly after the hour, against the run of play, it was the locals who took the lead. A corner
from Troy Hearfield saw the Jets' defence double-teaming Shane Smeltz to keep him out of
action, but Leo Bertos was unmarked beside the far post and headed the ball home.
A lob from Smeltz 5 minutes later saw the Phoenix double their lead; and a penalty in the
dying minutes put the result beyond doubt. The Phoenix find themselves just a point
outside the top 4, and still have a chance to snatch an unlikely finals appearance.
Wellington Phoenix 3 (L Bertos 62, S Smeltz 67,86pen)
Newcastle Jets 0.
Yellow Cards : Phoenix -
B Sigmund 53. Jets - Nil.
Referee - C Zetter. Crowd - 7,520 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
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)