Perth Glory’s impressive home record against Melbourne Victory continued as the WA side took a 2-
1 win over the defending champions at Members Equity Stadium on Friday night.
The game opened at breakneck speed, with both sides getting on the board in the first 10
minute. Perth scored first, after a free kick deflected off the wall into the path of Branko Jelic who
found himself in pole position to score his first A-League goal for the Glory. But within a few
minutes the Victory had equalised, after a Victory shot was saved on the line by the Glory
defence, but they were unable to prevent the ball from rebounding to Archie Thompson for the
easiest of tap-ins.
The Victory had the better of possession for the remainder of the first half, but were unable to
seriously threaten the Glory defence; and the score remained 1-1 for the balance of the half. But
shortly after the resumption, Perth regained the lead when a header from Mile Sterjovski sat at
the feet of Jelic who took great delight in scoring his second goal.
The Victory again pressed hard in the last half hour, but could find no way through the Glory
defence, as the Glory would complete their second straight win and ensure the Victory’s sluggish
start to their title defence would continue.
Perth Glory 2 (B Jelic 4, 54)
Melbourne Victory 1 (A Thompson 9).
Glory – T Velaphi, A Todd, C Coyne, J Burns, V Sikora (Amaral 80), W Srhoj, B Jelic (M Mayora 84), S
Neville, A Pellegrino, N Sekulovski, M Sterjovski (T Howarth 74).
Sub not used – A Vrteski.
Victory – G Moss, S Sukha (M Foschini 79), L Broxham, D Allsopp, A Thompson, N Fabiano (N Ward 61), R
Vargas, B Celeski, T Pondeljak, C Hernandez (G Brebner 75), A Leijer.
Sub not used – M Langerak.
Yellow Cards : Glory – J Burns 42, C Coyne 51, V Sikora 62. Victory – L Broxham 23, S Sukha 23, C
Hernandez 69, A Leijer 70.
Referee – C Beath. Crowd – 8,057 at Members Equity Stadium.

A quality header by Socceroo Craig Moore would be the difference between Brisbane Roar and
Central Coast Mariners when the two sides met in front of a poor crowd at Suncorp Stadium on
Saturday afternoon.
On 11 minutes, a Brisbane corner found the head of Craig Moore, who guided it brilliantly into the
Mariners’ net. Already the Roar were on the board, with a goal to give them the lead they would
not relinquish for the remainder of the day.
The Roar continued to attack, and could easily have scored a second goal before half time. Robbie
Kruse and Henrique both had fine opportunities to score but their shots sailed wide. Sergio Van
Dijk found himself with only the keeper to beat, but was unable to beat a spectacular save from
Danny Vukovic.
In the second half, more heroics from Vukovic held the Roar out, keeping the Mariners in the
contest. Vukovic stood firm, holding out some fine shots by Charlie Miller and Van Dijk to keep the
deficit at only one goal.
But the Mariners were unable to threaten the Roar, and never really looked like getting the
equaliser. Nicky Travis had their best chance, finding himself one out with the keeper shortly after
entering the match as a sub, but his shot was comfortably saved by Liam Reddy. And as time ran
out, the Roar had a chance to put the game beyond doubt, but Bob Malcolm’s shot hit the
woodwork. But although there was no second goal, the clean sheet was enough to get the Roar
Brisbane Roar 1 (C Moore 11)
Central Coast Mariners 0.
Roar –
L Reddy, L De Vere, C Moore, S Van Dijk, C Miller (Reinaldo 82), M Mundy, Henrique, M McKay (D
Dodd 24), B Malcolm, D Tiatto, R Kruse (M Nichols 74).
Mariners – D Vukovic, P Bojic, B Porter, J Hutchinson, D Heffernan (A Clark 80), N Mrdja (N Travis 59), M
McGlinchey (A Elrich 73), N Boogaard, A Wilkinson, M Simon, A Kwasnik.
Yellow Cards : Roar – D Dodd 53, D Tiatto 63, B Malcolm 81. Mariners – Nil.
Referee – B Williams. Crowd – 6,433 at Suncorp Stadium.

Gold Coast owner Clive Palmer’s prediction of an undefeated season was to end after 4 weeks, as
the competition newcomers suffered their first defeat, going down 1-0 to an improving Newcastle
at Energy Australia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A bright opening by the Jets saw a good opportunity present itself when Sasho Petrovski had a
long range shot which it took a fine save by Shaun Higgins to hold out. The Jets’ defence was
tight and tough, and Gold Coast were forced to go from a long way out for their shots at goal;
and Jets’ keeper Ben Kennedy was equal to the task.
Shortly before the break, the home side got on the scoreboard. Jin-Hyung Song on the counter
attack found Sean Rooney, and after getting around the Gold Coast defence Rooney took a shot
which had Higgins beaten as it cannoned into the corner of the net.
Gold Coast came out looking for an equaliser in the second half, but it was not to come. Shane
Smeltz has been a danger man so far this season for Gold Coast, but the Jets’ defence gave him
no chances and Gold Coast were unable to find other routes to goal. As the half went on, the
Jets were happy to shut the game down, frustrating Gold Coast as they sat on their 1-0 lead and
refused to concede.
And so the Jets were able to maintain their lead, taking the win to stay in a strong position on the
ladder and knock the Gold Coast side off top spot on the ladder. And in the Culina family bragging
rights derby, it was Newcastle coach father Branko who took the prize against Gold Coast player
son Jason in the first father v son clash in the history of the A-League.
Newcastle Jets 1 (S Rooney 40)
Gold Coast United 0.
Jets –
B Kennedy, A D’Apuzzo, N Topor-Stanley, L Milicevic, Jin-Hyung Song, M Thompson, S Petrovski (J
Naidovski 67), T Elrich, S Ontong (K Patafta 81), S Rooney, F Vignaroli (A Costanzo 46).
Sub not used – N
Gold Coast – S Higgins, S Pantelidis (M Ferreira Dos Santos 56), M Thwaite, Z Caravella, S Smeltz, J Culina, B
Van den Brink, J Porter, K Rees, A Traore, S Fitzsimmons (Anderson 65).
Subs not used – R Bajic, D
Yellow Cards : Jets – L Milicevic 38. Gold Coast – A Traore 51, M Thwaite 88.
Referee – M Breeze. Crowd – 6,390 at Energy Australia Stadium.

Sydney FC moved to top spot on the ladder when a late surge gave the Sky Blues a 2-0 win over
Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday evening.
Sydney made a bright opening, with Mark Bridge twice having a scoring chance within the opening
10 minutes, only to be denied by Phoenix goalkeeper Ryan Crowther. The weight of possession
and scoring opportunities continued to favour the Sky Blues throughout the first half, with
Crowther having to again pull off saves to deny headers from Kofi Danning, John Aloisi and
Brendan Gan.
It was a similar story in the second half. Sydney continued to press, while the Phoenix had to
work hard to hold them out. The Phoenix rarely entered Sydney’s half, and attempts to score
were few and far between. But, for all Sydney’s dominance around the park, for all their
possession, for all their shots at goal, they had been unable to penetrate the Phoenix net; and
frustration was beginning to show as the clock kept ticking and time was running out.
But finally on 77 minutes, the Phoenix resistance could last no longer. Karol Kisel took a corner,
which found the head of Brendan Gan and this time Crowther was unable to hold out the header.
Finally the home side could breathe a sigh of relief as they received reward for their effort and had
a score on the board.
And 4 minutes later the game was safe as Sydney FC scored a second goal. Alex Brosque on the
counter found World Cup hero John Aloisi and his shot found the Phoenix net. 2-0 to Sydney FC;
and with Gold Coast having lost earlier in the afternoon, the Sky Blues found themselves on top of
the ladder.
Sydney FC 2 (B Gan 77, J Aloisi 81)
Wellington Phoenix 0.
Sydney –
C Bolton, S Keller, S Colosimo, K Kisel, J Aloisi (M Jurman 87), K Danning (S Corica 59), S Cole, A
Brosque, T McFlynn (B Gan 32), M Bridge, Sung-Hwan Byun.
Sub not used – I Necevski.
Phoenix – R Crowther, M Muscat, T Lochhead, J McKain, Diego (V Lia 43), L Bertos, P Ifill, C Greenacre (T
Hearfield 75), M Ferrante (Daniel 80), B Sigmund, A Durante.
Sub not used – J Gould.
Yellow Cards : Sydney – Nil. Phoenix – P Ifill 21.
Referee – S Delovski. Crowd – 11,718 at Sydney Football Stadium.
Sydney FC
Gold Coast United
Newcastle Jets
Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar
Melbourne Victory
Wellington Phoenix
Adelaide United
North Queensland Fury
The final few minutes of the Adelaide v North Queensland match at
Hindmarsh saw fluctuations in fortunes, but in the end both sides
had to settle for a point.
The Fury got off to a flying start, and it took just five minutes to get
onto the scoreboard. A pinpoint cross from James Robinson found
Robbie Fowler, and the former Liverpool great had no difficulty in
slamming the ball past the keeper into the Adelaide net. But the
Reds would fight back to take the lead before half time. Lucas
Pantelis was in the thick of the action, scoring the first goal before
setting up Lloyd Owusu to see the Reds take a 2-1 lead into the
But it was the visitors who would dominate proceedings during the
second half. Just a few minutes after the restart, Robbie Fowler set
up a chance for Royston Griffiths, but the shot hit the crossbar.  
Daniel McBreen had a golden chance on the hour, but he would also
hit the woodwork. The Fury continued to press, but the Reds’
defence was holding firm and as the clock ticked past 80 minutes
the Reds looked set to cruise to a win.
But suddenly the complexion of the game changed on 83 minutes.
A long ball from the midfield found Dyron Daal, and with the Reds’
defence caught napping the Fury forward had only the keeper to
beat to get on the board and tie up the game. Four minutes later
the Fury were in the lead, after Daniel McBreen pounced on a
corner and slammed the ball home.
Now it was the Fury who were in the box seat, but in the dying
seconds of the game their hearts would be broken. A call of handball
in the box against Dyron Daal sent the Reds to the spot. Lucas
Pantelis made no mistake, and the Reds snatched an equalizer as the
referee blew full time. The Reds, after a first up win, have not won
for 3 weeks;  while it was a welcome first A-League competition
point for the Fury, but they will regret that their efforts failed to
gain them 3 points.
Adelaide United Reds 3 (L Pantelis 23,90+3pen, L Owusu 33)
North Queensland Fury 3 (R Fowler 5, D Daal 83, D McBreen 87).
Reds – E Galekovic, R Cornthwaite, Alemao, I Fyfe, L Pantelis, A Hughes, L
Owusu (Cristiano 77), P Reid (D Mullen 71), S Jamieson, M Marrone, M
Rudan (I Shin 64).
Sub not used – M Birighitti.
Fury – P Henderson, R Middleby, C Tadrosse (F Agius 66), U Talay, S
Stefanutto, R Fowler, P Kohler, J Robinson (D Daal 76), D McBreen, K
Dodd, R Griffiths.
Subs not used – J Pasfield, C Grossman.
Yellow Cards : Reds – Nil. Fury – Nil.
Referee – P Green. Crowd – 10,773 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Thursday 3rd September
Melbourne v Newcastle (7:30pm)
Friday 4th September
Wellington v Adelaide (5:30pm)
Central Coast v Perth (8:00pm) *
Saturday 5th September
Gold Coast v Sydney (5:00pm)
North Queensland v Brisbane (7:00pm)

* At Canberra Stadium

Friday 11th September
Adelaide v Central Coast (8:00pm)
Saturday 12th September
Newcastle v Brisbane (5:30pm)
Sydney v North Queensland (7:30pm)
Sunday 13th September
Melbourne v Wellington (3:00pm)
Perth v Gold Coast (5:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time.

A-League Round 1 2007-08
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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
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A-League Round 15 08-09 (part 2)
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A-League Round 1 2011-12

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)
AFC - Sydney FC v Suwon BW (2/3/11)
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)
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory (10/03/12)
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (25/03/12)
Sydney FC v Perth Glory (28/10/12)