Perth Glory’s strong start to the season continued when the Glory
travelled to Newcastle and returned with the three points, thanks
to a late penalty to Mile Sterjovski.
Jin-Hyung Song should have given the home side an early lead,
finding himself onside in the box with only the keeper to beat with
seven minutes on the clock. But Song mis-timed his kick, and it
sailed straight into the arms of Glory keeper Velaphi. The Jets were
looking strong, but Kaz Patafta twice missed shots and, despite a
string of penalties, the Jets were unable to get the ball into the
Glory net and the scores remained deadlocked at the break.
The Glory had struggled to create attacking opportunities, and it
looked to be only a matter of time before the Jets would finally take
the lead. But keeper Tando Velaphi was magnificent, and an
acrobatic save early in the second half denied Matt Thompson the
goal the Jets desired.
Thompson was again in the thick of the action on the hour, but his
shot sprayed wide when he should have at least put Velaphi under
pressure. The Jets were forced to innovate, and an attempted
scissor kick from Song needed a dramatic save to avoid a score.
And against the run of play, with ten minutes to go, it was the Glory
that would get on the board. On the counter, Mile Sterjovski ran
forward for the Jets and was brought down by Newcastle keeper
Ben Kennedy. Kennedy had little part to play in the action for the
first 80 minutes as the Glory had created few chances, but now
found himself under pressure as Sterjovski stepped up to the spot.
The penalty kick went into the net, and against all odds the Glory
had taken the lead; which they would successfully defend despite
some sustained pressure from the Jets’ attack during an agonising six
minutes of injury time.
Newcastle Jets 0
Perth Glory 1
(M Sterjovski 81pen).
Jets – B Kennedy, A D’Apuzzo, N Topor-Stanley, L Milicevic, J-H
Song, M Thompson, D De Groot (J Naidovski 64), T Elrich, F
Vignaroli, K Patafta (A Costanzo 89), L Haliti (A Abbas 71).
Sub not
used –
N Young.
Glory – T Velaphi, J Coyne, A Todd, C Coyne, J Burns, V Sikora (A
Jucic 90+2), W Srhoj (S Neville 71), B Jelic (T Howarth 48), A
Pellegrino, N Sekulovski, M Sterovski.
Sub not used – A Vrteski.
Yellow Cards : Jets – B Kennedy, M Thompson. Glory – Nil.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – M Breeze. Crowd – 4,738 at Energy Australia Stadium.
Friday 2nd October
Gold Coast v Wellington (8:00pm)
Saturday 3rd October
Perth Glory v North Queensland (5:30pm)
Melbourne v Brisbane (7:30pm)
Monday 5th October
Sydney v Central Coast (3:00pm)
Adelaide v Newcastle (5:00pm)

Friday 9th October
Melbourne v Sydney (8:00pm)
Perth v Adelaide (10:00pm)
Sunday 11th October
Central Coast v Nth Queensland (3:00pm)
Brisbane v Gold Coast (5:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time.
Top side Gold Coast United lost their second game on the trot when Melbourne Victory took out a
3-2 win at Skilled Park on Saturday night.
An action-packed first half saw four goals on the board before the half time whistle was blown.
Jason Culina pounced on a well-timed cross to put the opening goal on the board for Gold Coast,
but just four minutes later the game was back on even terms after a long-range strike from Carlos
The numerical advantage went Victory’s way on the half hour, when a studs-up tackle by Steve
Fitzsimmons incurred the wrath of referee Peter Green; and Fitzsimmons was given his marching
orders. And worse was to come for the home team on 43 minutes, when some good footwork by
Grant Brebner saw him weave his way around three United defenders before passing to Archie
Thompson, who slammed the ball into the net to give Victory the lead.
But their lead would be short-lived, as two minutes later United fought back. From a corner, Jason
Culina found Joel Porter, who headed the ball past Victory keeper Glenn Moss’s arms into the corner
of the net. And despite Gold Coast being a man down, they started the second half positively and
threatened several times to take the lead, only to be denied by some resolute Victory defence.
But being a man short would be a hard ask for Gold Coast, and as the half progressed the pendulum
began to swing Victory’s way. But Gold Coast were defending grimly as time ticked by, and as time
was running out, the match appeared headed for a draw.
But with four minutes to go, the referee was again decisive in the final outcome. Archie Thompson
went down in the area, and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Kevin Muscat, who had
never missed a penalty during his time at Melbourne Victory. His kick sailed high over the crossbar,
but the referee ruled that a Gold Coast player had broken from his position too early and ordered
the kick be re-taken. This time Muscat made no mistake, and Victory had taken a valuable three
points from the clutches of the unlucky Gold Coast United side.
Gold Coast United 2 (J Culina 18, J Porter 45)
Melbourne Victory 3 (C Hernandez 22, A Thompson 43, K Muscat 86pen).
United – J Van Stratten, Anderson (M Osman 46), S Fitzsimmons (sent off 30), S Pantelidis, K
Rees, M Thwaite, A Traore, B Van den Brink, J Culino, G-G Mebrahtu (A Baresic 60), J Porter (Milson
Victory – G Moss, M Kemp (M Foschini 90+1), A Leijer, K Muscat, R Vargas, G Brebner (M Dugandzic
69), L Broxham (R Kruse 33), C Hernandez, S Sukha, N Fabiano, A Thompson.
Yellow Cards : United – S Pantelidis, B Van den Brink. Victory – G Brebner.
Red Cards : United – S Fitzsimmons.
Referee - P Green. Crowd – 5,603 at Skilled Park.

It was deadlock at Westpac Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast
Mariners were unable to penetrate their opposition’s goal through a scoreless draw.
The Mariners had an early scoring chance, with Nick Travis finding himself one on one with Phoenix
keeper Mark Paston and cannoned the ball into the net; but the offside flag went up and the goal
was disallowed.
But for much of the first half it was the Phoenix who were on the attack, and the Mariners were
relieved to go into the sheds at half time with the scores still level after the Phoenix strikers had a
string of near misses. And in the opening minute of the second half, Chris Greenacre weaved his
way around the Mariners’ defensive line but his shot went straight into the arms of Mariners’ keeper
Danny Vukovic.
But the Mariners began to lift, creating more chances during the second half; but being unable to
make anything of them. Alex Wilkinson had the best chance, just after the hour, but his shot sailed
high and wide when he should have at least put Paston under pressure.
As the clock counted down, the game opened up as both sides searched in vain for the winner,
but came up blank. It wasn’t a game that reached any great heights, and there would be no
dramatic ending as time ran out before either side was able to break through on the scoreboard.
Wellington Phoenix 0
Central Coast Mariners 0
Phoenix –
M Paston, A Durante, T Lochhead, M Muscat, B Sigmund, L Bertos (P Hearfield 80), T
Brown, A Caceres (F Barbarouses 58), V Lia, C Greenacre, P Ifill (M Rojas 73).
Mariners – D Vukovic, P Bojic, N Boogard, C Doig, D Heffernan, A Wilkinson, G Hutchinson, M
McGlinchey, N Travis (M Crowell 85), D Macallister, M Simon (A Kwasnik 68).
Yellow Cards : Phoenix – A Durante, M Muscat, L Bertos. Mariners – D Macallister, A Wilkinson.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – M Hester. Crowd – 6,769 at Westpac Stadium.

Sydney FC had an opportunity to move to the top of the A-League ladder, but the chance went
begging when the Sky Blues went down 1-0 to Brisbane Roar at Lang Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sydney FC had the better of the first half but were unable to capitalise on the scoreboard. Mark
Bridge had a chance to get the Sky Blues off to a flying start with a shot in the fourth minute which
forced Roar keeper Liam Reddy into a diving save. Bridge missed another shot at the half hour mark
when he had only the keeper to beat.
The Roar were unlucky not to take the lead early in the second half, as Simon Colosimo handballed
inside the area but it went un-noticed by the referee. And on the hour, an acrobatic save by Clint
Bolton kept Josh McCloughan’s header out of goal. The Roar were creating chances, but Sydney FC
were defending resolutely, and time was ticking by.
But on 85 minutes, the deadlock was broken. A cross from Charlie Miller went to the teeth of goal,
and Sergio van Dijk was there to head home the winning goal. Had the goal gone Sydney FC’s way,
the Sky Blues would have gone top; but instead, the Roar’s win sees them just one point behind
Sydney and the season is more even than ever.
Brisbane Roar 1 (S van Dijk 85)
Sydney FC  0
Roar –
L Reddy, I Franjic, B Malcolm, J McCloughan, C Moore, D Tiatto (I Sernak 81), D Dodd, C
Miller, Reinaldo, Henrique, S van Dijk.
Sydney – C Bolton, S-H Byun, S Cole (C Payne 87), S Colosimo, S Ryall, S Corica (A Casey 80), B
Gan, K Kisel, S Musialik, M Bridge, A Brosque.
Yellow Cards : Roar – C Moore, D Dodd, C Miller. Sydney – B Gan, S Cole, S Ryall.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee - S Delovski. Crowd – 7,677 at Suncorp Stadium.

Adelaide United made an important step towards getting their season back on track when the Reds
recorded a 2-0 away win over North Queensland Fury at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Sunday evening.
Adelaide keeper Eugene Galekovic was called into action early, needing to pull off an acrobatic save
to deny Ian Ferguson. But the hero turned to near-villain midway through the quarter after
fumbling a relatively straightforward attempted save, with Fury striker Chris Grossman lurking at the
drop of the ball. But it was relief for the Reds, and frustration for the Fury, as with the Reds’ keeper
beaten Grossman’s shot flew high over the goals instead of into the net.
The game was scoreless at half time, and the home side should have taken the lead in the opening
minutes of the second half, as Daniel McBreen found himself on side with only the keeper to beat;
but should have made more of his shot than he did, even though it took another brilliant save by
Galekovic to keep McBreen’s shot out.
But against the run of play, it was the Reds who took the lead at the hour mark. After a poor goal
kick by Fury keeper Paul Henderson, Travis Dodd mopped up the crumbs and crossed for Lucas
Pantelis, who gathered the ball and slammed it low and hard into the corner of the Fury net.
Dyron Daal went close to equalising for the Fury, but his shot somehow cleared the goal. At the
other end, Iain Fyfe found himself with a rare shot at goal, but hit the woodwork. Time was
running down, with the Reds 1-0 ahead; and after nearly 90 minutes without making a substitution,
the Reds used the bench for the first time to bring Matthew Leckie on.
And it was an inspired move. As the assistant referee held up the sign to indicate four minutes to
be added on, Leckie made a 360 degree circling of Fury defender Jason Tambouras before a shot
that curled past the despairing fingertips of Henderson into the corner of the net, giving the Reds a
hard-earned 2-0 win.
North Queensland Fury 0
Adelaide United 2
(L Pantelis 60, M Leckie 90+1).
Fury – P Henderson, J Hingert, S Stefanutto, C Tadrosse (D Williams 63), J Tambouras, S Wilson, R
Griffiths (J Spagnolo 55), C Grossman (D Daal 68), R Fowler, D McBreen, J Robinson.
Reds – R Galekovic, R Cornthwaite, Cassio, I Fyfe, S Jamieson, M Rudan, T Dodd, A Hughes (I-S
Shin 90+4), L Pantelis (M Leckie 87), K Sarkies, L Owusu (Cristiano 90+3).
Yellow Cards : Fury – R Fowler, S Wilson, J Hingert. Reds – T Dodd.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – C Beath. Crowd – 6,745 at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
Gold Coast United
Perth Glory
Sydney FC
Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar
Melbourne Victory
Adelaide United
Wellington Phoenix
Newcastle Jets
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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 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)
Sydney FC v Adelaide United (23/11/12)