HARBOURSPORT  
  P
W
D
L
For
Ag
Pts
Diff
Str
Adelaide United
18
10
3
5
29
18
33
+11
W1
Melbourne
Victory
19
9
5
5
34
27
32
+7
L1
Queensland Roar
18
8
5
5
29
22
29
+7
W1
Central Coast
Mariners
19
7
7
5
35
28
28
+7
L1
Wellington Phoenix
19
7
4
7
22
28
25
-6
L1
Sydney FC
19
6
5
8
28
29
23
-3
W1
Perth Glory
19
6
4
9
28
38
22
-10
W1
Newcastle Jets
19
3
6
10
19
34
15
-15
L3
A-LEAGUE
Adelaide were the better side in their clash against bottom side
Newcastle at Hindmarsh, but converting their dominance into
goals was proving elusive for the Reds.
Fabian Barbiero put the Reds a goal ahead on 23 minutes,
knocking a high ball to ground level before a sensational second
effort saw him regain possession and thread the ball through a
tight angle into the Jets' goal. But alhough Adelaide continued
to press, a second goal was hard to find.
There was always the fear that, against the run of play, the Jets
could snag an equaliser. Shortly before half-time, Jin-Hyung Song
found Brodie Mooy, who put the ball into the net but the offside
flag was raised.
Finally on 74 minutes, the Reds sealed the game. Lucas Pantelis,
in his first game back from injury, his long-range shot hitting the
upright before rebounding over the line. The result takes
Adelaide back to the top of the table, and with a game in hand
having an excellent chance to take out the minor premiership.
Adelaide United 2 (F Barbiero 23, L Pantelis 74)
Newcastle Jets 0
Yellow Cards : Reds -
Cassio 83. Jets - J Griffiths 21, B
Kantarovski 53, A Kovacic 55, A Griffiths 55, M Milligan 86.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 13,585 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

It was an entertaining and high-scoring clash when Queensland
Roar took on Central Coast at Bluetongue Stadium; the Roar's
4-3 win enabling them to leap-frog the Mariners and rise to third
place on the table.
Nick Mrdja put the Mariners on top in the 5th minute, and that's
how it would remain until shortly before half-time. But with just
moments to play, a sublime cross from Tahj Minniecon set up
Sergio van Dijk for the equaliser. And when van Dijk struck again
just after the break, the Roar were in front.
Matt Simon levelled the scores after Roar keeper Griffin McMaster
went out of his area but failed to make contact with the ball.
But just 5 minutes later, Minniecon restored the Roar's lead; with
an unlucky own goal from Pedj Bojic doubled the lead.
But the Mariners weren't finished yet. With 9 minutes to go,
Matt Simon scored to reduce the lead to 4-3, and the Mariners
continued to press. It was only a succession of spectacular saves
from McMaster that kept the Mariners out and ensured the Roar
would take the valuable 3 points.
Central Coast Mariners 3 (N Mrdja 5, M Simon 55,81)
Queensland Roar 4 (S van Dijk 43,48, T Minniecon 60, P Bojic
69og)
Yellow Cards : Mariners - B Porter 59, A Caceres 73, A Clark
77.
Roar - C Moore 12.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 11,454 at Bluetongue Stadium.
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)

ROUND 21 FIXTURES
Friday 23rd January
Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix
(Telstra Dome, 8:00pm)

Saturday 24th January
Queensland Roar v Perth Glory
(Suncorp Stadium, 8:00pm)

Sunday 25th January
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
(Sydney Football Stadium, 5:00pm)

Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
(Bluetongue Stadium, 7:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time
While Sydney FC's realistic finals hopes appear to be long gone, the struggling Sky Blues finally
found a positive story to end the doom and gloom that has surrounded the club in recent
weeks.
The positive story was teenage striker Kofi Danning. Coming on as a sub, Danning found himself
on the end of a perfect pass from Alex Brosque to hit the ball into the corner of the net and
send the restless Sydney crowd into raptures. Sydney FC had been in the dominant position for
much of the second half, and with the numerical advantage after Troy Hearfield was marched;
but until Danning's 85th minute strike had nothing on the board to show for their hard work.
Although Sydney's finals chances are over, this result effectively also ends Wellington's
campaign, with the Phoenix still 3 points behind Central Coast with a vastly inferior goal
difference, and with just 2 games to go.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery from this match.
Sydney FC 1 (K Danning 85)
Wellington Phoenix 0.
Yellow Cards : Sydney -
T McFlynn 24, A Brosque 64. Phoenix - M Ferrante 32, J McKain 37,
M Muscat 90.
Red Cards : Phoenix - T Hearfield 64.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 9,605 at Sydney Football Stadium.

Near 40-degree temperatures made for an uncomfortable evening at Members Equity Stadium,
and even with drinks breaks taken the conditions still saw players struggle with the intense
heat. But the Glory recorded a 3-2 win, a result that ensured the Glory would avoid the
wooden spoon and one which would cost Melbourne Victory top spot on the ladder.
It took just 3 minutes for a through ball from Archie Thompson to find Danny Allsopp and put
the Victory in front. But after the second drinks break of the half, the momentum shifted and it
was Perth who took the initiative. A corner from Pellegrino was headed home by Eugene Dadi,
and just 3 minutes later Nikita Rukavytsya dispossessed Rod Vargas to score and put the Glory in
front.
Ney Fabiano equalised within moments of the start of the second half, but with 15 minutes to
go a Glory free kick rebounded off the wall straight to Eugene Dadi, who had a clear line of sight
to the goals to restore the Perth lead and ensure the local fans would taste a win from their 90
minutes in the heat. The result cost the Victory top spot on the ladder, and at the other end
of the table ensured Newcastle would collect the wooden spoon.
Perth Glory 3 (E Dadi 32,75, N Rukavytsya 35)
Melbourne Victory 2 (D Allsopp 3, N Fabiano 47).
Yellow Cards : Glory - V Sikora 56. Victory - M Kemp 33,88.
Red Cards : Victory - M Kemp 88.
Referee - C Beath. Crowd - 9,381 at Members Equity 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)