It’s been a season to forget so far for Adelaide United, but the Reds
made a big step towards getting their campaign back on track with a
1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday
night.
The Reds dominated the early stages, and had three golden
opportunities to score in the first 10 minutes. Travis Dodd was in the
thick of the action, but for all his efforts the Reds were unable to get
on the board. Corner after corner was to follow, and finally shortly
after the half hour mark the opening goal came. Adelaide received a
free kick not far from the box, and Cassio’s shot cleared the Jwall and
beat the desperately outstretched arms of Mariners’ keeper Danny
Vukovic, deflecting off the crossbar into the net.
The Mariners had a chance for an instant equaliser, but Ahmed Elrich’s
curling shot was saved by a diving Eugene Galekovic; ensuring the
Reds would maintain a 1-0 lead into the break.
The second half was the Mariners make an early substitution, Dean
Heffernan coming into the contest. But opportunities for an equaliser
were few and far between, as the Mariners’ penetration and goal-
scoring power was blunted by a resolute Adelaide defence.
Adelaide United 1 (Cassio 33)
Central Coast Mariners 0
Reds –
E Galekovic, Alemao, I Fyfe, Cassio (M Marone 90), L Pantelis, A
Hughes, L Owusu, P Reid, T Dodd (I Shin 83), S Jamieson, M Rudan.
Subs not
used –
M Birighitti, Cristiano.
Mariners – D Vukovic, P Bojic, B Porter, J Hutchinson (D Macallister 77), N
Mrdja, A Clark, N Boogaard, A Wilkinson, M Simon, A Elrich (D Heffernan 46),
N Travis (A Kwasnik 71).
Sub not used – A Redmayne.
Yellow Cards : Reds – P Reid 29. Mariners – J Hutchinson 66, M Simon 74.
Red Cards - Nil.
Referee – S Delovski. Crowd – 10,262 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Brisbane Roar took a positive step forward for the 2009-10 season
when they travelled to Newcastle and returned home with the 3
points after a comprehensive 3-0 victory.
It wasn’t looking comfortable for the Roar early, and the Jets could
easily have been on the board in just the 5th minute as Jin-Hyung
Song struck the ball into the back of the Roar net; but the assistant’s
flag went up for offside and the goal was disallowed. Shortly
afterwards, an injury to veteran Danny Tiatto saw an early substitution
for the Roar.
But the game changed complexion with goals to Brazilian imports
Henrique and Reinaldo. A cross from Reinaldo found Henrique on-side
and unmarked, with the simplest of tap-ins to put the Roar ahead.
And just 2 minutes later the lead doubled when a penetrating through-
ball from Sergio Van Dijk found Reinaldo in goal-scoring range.
ROUND 7
Friday 18th September
Adelaide v Melbourne (8:00pm)
Saturday 19th September
Central Coast v Gold Coast (7:30pm)
Sunday 20th September
Wellington v North Queensland (1:00pm)
Sydney v Newcastle (3:00pm)
Brisbane v Perth (5:00pm)


ROUND 8
Friday 25th September
Newcastle v Perth (8:00pm)
Saturday 26th September
Gold Coast v Melbourne (6:30pm)
Sunday 27th September
Wellington v Central Coast (1:00pm)
Brisbane v Sydney (3:00pm)
Nth Queensland v Adelaide (5:00pm)


All times shown are Sydney time.
The Jets had a chance to get one back shortly before half time when Jason Hoffman found himself
with only the keeper to beat; but his shot went straight into the waiting arms of Liam Reddy.
As the second half ticked by, the Roar retaining a 2-0 lead, the Jets had chances to get back into
the game but were unable to capitalise. And with 20 minutes to go the game was safe when Charlie
Miller was on the end of a chip from Henrique and slammed home a powerful volley from the edge of
the area.
Newcastle Jets 0
Brisbane Roar 3
(Henrique 24, Reinaldo 26, C Miller 70)
Jets – B Kennedy, A D’Apuzzo, N Topor-Stanley, L Milicevic, J-H Song, M Thompson, S Petrovski, T Elrich, J
Hoffman (D De Groot 80), F Vignaroli, K Patafta (L Haliti 67.
Subs not used – N Young, A Costanzo.
Roar – L Reddy, L DeVere, C Moore, S Van Dijk, C Miller, Reinaldo (T Oar 76), Henrique (I Cernak 80), B
Malcolm, M Nicholls, D Tiatto (J McCloughan 18), I Franjic.
Sub not used –G McMaster.
Yellow Cards : Jets – A D’Apuzzo 36. Roar – L DeVere 25.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee –
B Williams. Crowd – 6,026 at Energy Australia Stadium.

Sydney FC looked to cash in on the coming of former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, promoting
their game against North Queensland Fury among the local Liverpool supporters group. An English
feel to the day, with a London bus parked outside and a Beatles tribute band, set the scene for the
night. But in the end, it was Fowler who proved to be Sydney FC’s undoing, as he scored the only
goal to give the Fury their first A-League win.
Sydney FC had a chance to go a goal up on 24 minutes, when Sun-Hwan Byun took a free kick. His
pass found Alex Brosque in the area, and a clash between Brosque and Fury keeper Paul Henderson
resulted in Henderson being shown a yellow card and referee Ben Williams pointing to the spot. But
when John Aloisi stepped up to take the penalty, Henderson guessed the direction of the strike
correctly and the penalty was saved.
Shortly before half time, James Robinson took a shot which found the back of the net, but Robinson
was ruled offside and the teams went to the sheds with the scores locked at 0-0.
Sydney FC started the second half brightly, but against the run of play it was the Fury who would
take the lead. Pouncing on a through ball, Robbie Fowler slammed home a strike that gave Sydney
keeper Clint Bolton no chance as it hit the net; Fowler celebrating with the Liverpool fans after the
goal.
A few minutes later, Fowler could have made it a double, but the shot sailed wide. With a few
minutes to go, Fowler was given an early mark and replaced to a standing ovation; and his Fury
colleagues hung on during the dying minutes to give the North Queensland side their first ever win
in the A-League.
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Sydney FC 0
North Queensland Fury 1
 (R Fowler 54).
Sydney – C Bolton, S Keller (M Jurman 80), S Colosimo, K Kisel, B Gan, J Aloisi (K Danning 86), S Corica, S
Cole (M Bridge 71), A Brosque, S-H Byun, R Grant.
Sub not used – I Necevski.
Fury – P Henderson, R Middleby, C Tandrosse, U Talay (D Daal 78), S Stefanutto, R Fowler (D Williams 84), J
Robinson, D McBreen, J Tambouras, K Dodd, R Griffiths (C Grossman 87).
Sub not used – M Ham.
Yellow Cards : Sydney – R Grant 34, S-H Byun 89. Fury – P Henderson 25.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – B Williams. Crowd – 16,699 at Sydney Football Stadium.

Melbourne Victory again found themselves frustrated with their inability to win at home when they
were held to a 1-1 draw by Wellington Phoenix in front of a disappointing crowd of 17,644 at
Docklands on Sunday afternoon.
The Victory got off to a flying start, and were on the scoreboard in just the 5th minute. Ney
Fabiano was brought down just outside the box; and Carlos Hernandez slammed home a shot that
curled magnificently over the wall into the corner of the net. And in the 9th minute, Ney Fabiano
pounced on a cross from Archie Thompson and headed it just wide; and a chance for a 2-0 lead had
got away.
On half an hour, the game was back on level terms. A cross from Daniel found Paul Ifill, who flicked
the ball on to Tim Brown, who had been left unattended within scoring range. It had been open
and attacking football, with both sides continuing to create chances over the remainder of the first
half but had been unable to convert.
The game tightened up in the second half, and scoring chances were harder to find. The Victory
had an anxious moment on the hour when Glenn Moss fumbled a save, but Roddy Vargas was on
hand to clear the ball out of trouble. But as the game went on, it became apparent that the sides
would share the points. Neither side was able to manufacture a winner, and the game remained
deadlocked at 1-1.
Melbourne Victory 1 (C Hernandez 5)
Wellington Phoenix 1 (T Brown 30)
Victory – G Moss, S Sukha, L Broxham, M Kemp, G Brebner, A Thompson, N Fabiano (R Kruse 58), R Vargas, T
Pondeljak (N Ward), C Hernandez, A Leijer.
Subs not used – M Langerak, M Dugandzic.
Phoenix – M Paston, M Muscat, T Lochhead, J McKain (M Ferrante 90+1), T Brown, L Bertos (T Hearfield 64),
P Ifill, C Greenacre, Daniel (M Rojas 77), V Lia, A Durante.
Sub not used – R Crowther.
Yellow Cards : Victory – N Fabiano 14, M Kemp 82. Phoenix – T Brown 90+2.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – C Zetter. Crowd – 17,644 at Docklands.

The bane of Perth Glory’s existence in recent seasons has been conceding late goals to affect the
outcome of games, and the Glory curse struck again on Sunday evening to hold the Glory to a 2-2
draw against Gold Coast United in a game that for much of the evening looked set to deliver 3
points to the WA side.
Branko Jelic blew an opportunity for a goal after five minutes, spraying his shot wide of the post. But
on 14 minutes he had got on the board, a perfectly timed cross from Adrian Pellegrino finding Mile
Sterjovski; and after wrong-footing the Gold Coast defence Sterjovski delivered to Jelic and the Glory
were on the board. And two minutes later the lead was doubled, Sikora powering a drive from just
outside the area into the top corner of the net.
Perth were dominating possession and territory, and had several chances to score a third before the
break. But some wasteful finishing would hold the score to 2-0 at half time, and shortly after the
restart Gold Coast had got one back.
A corner from Jason Culina found Bas Van den Brink, his shot at goal deflecting off Jacob Burns for an
unlucky own goal. But, undeterred, Glory continued to attack; and it was only some outstanding
defence from Gold Coast keeper Scott Higgins that kept them out. Two outstanding gymnastic
diving saves kept out strikes from Adrian Pellegrino and Wayne Srhoj.
In the final minute of normal time, against the run of play, Steve Pantelidis crossed to the head of
Shane Smeltz, the New Zealand international striker continuing his purple patch of form to nod home
a shock equaliser that stunned the WA crowd into silence. Glory had been easily the better side
throughout the game, but a last-minute goal again denied them the result they looked destined to
achieve.
Perth Glory 2 (B Jelic 14, V Sikora 16)
Gold Coast United 2 (J Burns 51og, S Smeltz 90)
Glory – T Velaphi, J Coyne, A Todd, C Coyne, J Burns, V Sikora (Amaral 83), W Srhoj (J Harnwell 82), B Jelic, A
Pellegrino, N Sekulovski (T Howarth 68), M Sterjovski.
Sub not used – A Vrteski.
United – S Higgins, S Pantelidis, M Thwaite, D Piorkowski (A Alves de Silva 46), S Caravella (G Mebrahtu 68), S
Smeltz, J Culina, M Ferreira Dos Santos (S Fitzsimmons 63), B Van den Brink, K Rees, A Traore.
Sub not used – R
Bajic.
Yellow Cards : Glory – Nil. United – S Pantelidis 39.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – M Breeze. Crowd – 9,408 at Members Equity Stadium.
 
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Streak
Gold Coast United
6
4
1
1
14
5
13
+9
D1
Sydney FC
6
3
1
2
7
5
10
+2
L2
Brisbane Roar
6
2
3
1
10
8
9
+2
W1
Perth Glory
6
2
3
1
8
8
9
0
D1
Central Coast Mariners
6
2
2
2
5
4
8
+1
L1
Adelaide United
6
2
2
2
6
7
8
-1
W1
Newcastle Jets
6
2
2
2
6
9
8
-3
L1
Melbourne Victory
6
1
3
2
7
9
6
-2
D2
Wellington Phoenix
6
1
3
2
7
9
6
-2
D2
North Queensland Fury
6
1
2
3
7
13
5
-6
W1
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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)
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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)
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