The F3 derby on Friday night saw Newcastle Jets make some
progress towards salvaging their season from a disappointing start
when they overcame Central Coast Mariners 2-1 at Energy Australia
Stadium.
The Jets raced out of the blocks, and in the eighth minute took the
lead. A flick-pass from Labinot Haliti put Michael Bridges in scoring
position; and to the delight of the local fans, the Jets took the lead.
And they would have even more cause to celebrate just a few
minutes later, after the Mariners bungled a clearance from a
Newcastle set piece. Matt Simon completely mis-timed his clearance
kick, the ball bouncing off Nicolai Topor-Stanley into the path of
Haliti for a simple tap-in goal. Despite a hint of handball from Topor-
Stanley, the goal was awarded, and the Jets were already 2-0 ahead.
A flying tackle on Jin-Hyong Song saw an all-in melee, fists flying in a
two-minute brawl that saw Fabio Vignaroli and Dean Heffernan
shown yellow cards. The fireworks propelled the Mariners into
action, and two minutes later Adam Kwasnik volleyed the ball into
the Newcastle net. Less than 20 minutes had been played, and
already three goals were on the board.
The scoring would dry up after that, but the tackling and ill-feeling
would not. A sometimes spiteful game saw numerous heavy tackles,
with many players from both sides lucky not to pick up yellow cards.
On the hour, Kwasnik had a chance to level the scores, but his
header went agonisingly just wide of the woodwork. The Mariners
continued to search for an equaliser, but their quest would be in
vain as the Jets held on to take the three valuable competition
points.
Newcastle Jets 2 (M Bridges 8, L Haliti 14)
Central Coast Mariners 1 (A Kwasnik 19).
Jets – B Kennedy, A Costanzo, M Thompson, T Elrich, N Topor-
Stanley, A D’Apuzzo, J-H Song, B Kantarovski, M Bridges (K Patafta
84), F Vignaroli (J Wheelhouse 74), L Haliti (S Rooney 66).
Sub not
used –
D Shaw.
Mariners – D Vukovic, A Heffernan, A Wilkinson, N Boogaard, C
Doig, M McGlinchey, J Hutchinson, M Crowell (D Macallister 80), N
Travis (P Bojic 73), A Kwasnik, M Simon (B Porter 84).
Sub not used
A Redmayne.
Yellow Cards : Jets – F Vignaroli 17, B Kantarovski 38. Mariners –
D Heffernan 17.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – S Delovski. Crowd – 6,188 at Energy Australia Stadium.
ROUND 13
Friday 30th October
Brisbane v Newcastle (8:00pm)
Saturday 31st October
Central Coast v Adelaide (7:00pm)
Gold Coast v North Queensland (9:00pm)
Sunday 1st November
Sydney v Wellington (5:00pm)
Perth v Melbourne (7:00pm)

ROUND 13A
Wednesday 4th November
Wellington v Newcastle  (5:30pm)

ROUND 14
Friday 6th November
Adelaide v Brisbane (8:00pm)
Saturday 7th November
Melbourne v Central Coast (7:00pm)
Gold Coast v Sydney FC (9:00pm)
Sunday 8th November
Wellington v Perth (3:00pm)
Newcastle v North Queensland (5:00pm)

All times shown are Sydney time.
Melbourne Victory have had the wood over Adelaide United for three years, and the Victory would
continue their winning run against the Reds with a 3-1 win at Docklands on Saturday night.
Mate Dugandzic, in his starting debut for the Victory, got the home side off to a flying start in the
18th minute. Thai 31-year-old Sutee Suksomkit, another player in the starting 11 for the Victory for
the first time, rattled the Adelaide defenders before getting the ball into the area, where Dugandzic
was there and ready to slam the ball into the Adelaide net.
The Reds went close to equalising late in the half, with Matthew Leckie rebounding the ball off the
woodwork; but scoring chances were rare for the Reds and the Victory had the better of most of
the play around the ground, deserving their 1-0 half time lead.
Ten minutes into the second half, the Victory had doubled their lead. Carlos Hernandez got the ball
forward, finding Dugandzic. Despite the Adelaide defenders’ appeals for an offside call, the assistant’s
flag stayed down; and Dugandzic slammed the ball with force past the despairing dive of Eugene
Galekovic into the corner of the Adelaide net to put the Victory 2-0 ahead.
The Reds got one goal back shortly after the hour, with Adam Hughes running rings around the
Victory defenders before propelling the ball into the Victory net to restore some hope for the
visitors. But they were unable to find any more scores, creating few chances, as the Victory defence
held firm.
And with just one minute plus injury time to go, Adrian Leijer put the issue beyond doubt as he
pounced on a corner from Carlos Hernandez and guided it into the Adelaide net. At 3-1, the game
was safe, and the Victory’s psychological hold over the Reds continues.
Melbourne Victory 3 (M Dugandzic 18,56, A Leijer 89)
Adelaide United 1 (A Hughes 64).
Victory – G Moss, M Kemp, A Leijer, K Muscat, G Brebner, L Broxham (M Foschini 89), M Dugandzic,
C Hernandez (N Fabiano 90+1), S Sukha, S Suksomkit (N Elasi 85), A Thompson.
Sub not used – M
Langerak.
Reds – E Galekovic, R Cornthwaite, Alemao, I Fyfe (T Dodd 69), S Jamieson, M Rudan, A Hughes, L
Pantelis (Cassio 61), K Sarkies, Cristiano (L Owusu 61), M Leckie.
Sub not used – M Birighitti.
Yellow Cards : Victory – S Sukha 50, M Dugandzic 50. Reds – Nil.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee - B Williams. Crowd – 21,822 at Docklands.

North Queensland, after three draws in a row, returned to the winning list when two goals in six
minutes gave the Fury a 2-1 win over Perth Glory at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night.
The Fury, playing in Queensland for the second week in a row, looked to get back on the winning
list; and after four minutes were perilously close to scoring, but Branko Jelic’s header bounced off
the crossbar. 20 minutes later, Jelic was again in the thick of the action, as his cross was pounced on
by Viktor Sikora, who slotted the ball past the save of Paul Henderson into the Fury net.
Robbie Fowler nearly equalised a minute later, the former Liverpool striker’s strike just missing. A few
minutes later, Jason Spagnuolo found himself with only the keeper to beat but sprayed the shot
wide.
The Glory were 1-0 ahead at half time, with the Fury looking to equalise as they kept the ball in the
Glory’s half in the early stages of the second half. The Glory had few chances, but when they did go
forward they were looking dangerous. Sikora went close to bringing up a double, but his shot hit the
woodwork.
The hour mark came and went, and the Fury got a string of corners, putting Glory keeper Tando
Velaphi under pressure. At 65 minutes, a free kick by Robbie Fowler from outside the area had the
Glory defence caught unawares as it curled into the top corner of the net to level the scores.
Six minutes later, the Fury were in front. Dyron Daal, who had only been subbed on a few minutes
earlier, pounced on a cross from Fowler and headed it into the Glory net.
There were some nervous moments for the home side in the final minutes, with Branco Jelic getting
extremely close to landing an equaliser but just missing. And the final whistle came as a relief for the
Fury, getting the competition newcomers off the bottom of the ladder.
North Queensland Fury 2 (R Fowler 65, D Daal 71)
Perth Glory 1 (V Sikora 25).
Fury – P Henderson, C Tadrosse, J Tambouras, U Talay (P Kohler 53), J Spagnuolo (J Brockie 59), C
Grossman, O Malik, J Robinson (D Daal 67), R Griffiths, R Fowler, D Williams.
Sub not used – J Pasfield.
Glory – T Velaphi, J Coyne, C Coyne, J Neville (E Dadi 78), N Sekulovski, J Burns, W Srhoj, A
Pellegrino, T Howarth (S Bulloch 75), V Sikora (A Jukic 44), B Jelic.
Sub not used – A Vrteski.
Yellow Cards : Fury – P Kohler 58. Glory – Nil.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – P Green. Crowd – 6,332 at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

After four draws in a row, Wellington Phoenix returned to the winning list in style, putting in a
dominant performance over a flat and seemingly disinterested Gold Coast United to record a 6-0 win
at Westpac Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Gold Coast, top of the table coming into the clash and red-hot favourites, never looked likely as the
Phoenix went on the attack early; and went close to scoring several times before a well-timed strike
by Daniel at the 20 minute mark opened the scoring.
United suffered an injury blow a few minutes later, with Kristian Rees going down to force United
into an early substitution. But the critical moment in the game came in the final moments of the first
half, as United keeper Jess Vanstratten attempted a save and landed awkwardly. During the half-
time break, the United medical staff worked on him, but Vanstratten struggled to stand and run,
and just two minutes into the second half threw in the towel; with Stuart Higgins replacing him.
But Higgins had barely got comfortable on the field when Tim Brown struck hard and accurately from
the area, with Higgins able to do nothing more than get a fist on the ball, but not enough to
prevent it from going into his net.
The Phoenix ran forward again, with Paul Ifill crossing to the goal-mouth for Daniel to have the
simplest tap-in for his second. And less than a minute later, Chris Greenacre weaved around the Gold
Coast defenders and United were on the board again.
The one-way traffic wasn’t finished yet. On the hour mark, Paul Ifill had no trouble in getting around
some terrible defending to score another. Leo Bertos went close to adding yet another, his shot
bouncing off the wood-work. But at the other end, Phoenix keeper Mark Paston had little work to
do; as United never looked a chance of scoring.
In the final minutes, Troy Hearfield completed the rout, to make it 6-0. For the Phoenix, it was a
welcome return to the winning list, and a performance to get their season back on track. But for
the highly-fancied Gold Coast side, it was a disaster; with injuries and by far their worst performance
in the club’s short history to date; costing United top spot on the ladder.
Wellington Phoenix 6 (Daniel 20,52, T Brown 48, C Greenacre 53, P Ifill 59, T Hearfield 82)
Gold Coast United 0.
Phoenix –
M Paston, A Durante, T Lochhead, M Muscat, B Sigmund, L Bertos (T Hearfield 71), T
Brown, Daniel (A Caceres 71), V Lia, C Greenacre, P Ifill (C Jiang 67).
Sub not used – R Crowther.
United – J Vanstratten (S Higgins 47), Anderson, S Pantelidis (T Minniecon 58), K Rees (M Osman
22), M Thwaite, B Van den Brink, Robson, Z Caravella, J Culina, J Porter, S Smeltz.
Sub not used – S
Fitzsimmons.
Yellow Cards : Phoenix – C Greenacre 25, T Brown 56, C Jiang 78. United – S Pantelidis 38,
Robson 88.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – K Ams. Crowd – 6,571 at Westpac Stadium.

Home ground advantage worked well for Sydney FC, as the Sky Blues turned on a strong patch of
form after half time to record a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar on Sunday evening.
The first half never reached any great heights and there were few scoring opportunities. Mark Bridge
blew a sitter of a chance at the 10 minute mark, sending a shot sailing high and wide. Terry McFlynn
had a chance to volley from the edge of the area, but sent it wide. At the other end, Tommy Oar
crossed to Mitch Nichols, whose header forced Clint Bolton into an acrobatic save.
It was scoreless at the break, but ten minutes into the second half the Sky Blues were on the
scoreboard. Mark Bridge forced a turnover in the centre of the ground, and Steve Corica forced the
ball forward for Alex Brosque to slam the ball past the outstretched arms of Griffin McMaster into the
Brisbane net.
Steve Corica made way for John Aloisi on the hour, and the World Cup qualifying hero had a chance
just a minute later but sprayed the shot wide. But less than ten minutes later, the Sky Blues did get
their second goal; when Karol Kisel had heaps of space, and with only the keeper to beat, had no
problem in driving the ball home.
Three minutes later the Roar got a goal back, with another quality cross from Tommy Oar setting up
Isaka Cernak who headed the ball into the Sydney net.
There were nervous moments for Sydney in the final minutes of the game, and Sergio Van Dijk
scrambled on the line, getting the ball past keeper Clint Bolton; but Sung-Hwan Byun saved the day
by the Sky Blues, blocking the shot. The Roar had a corner, but the Sky Blues got the ball out of
trouble.
With the win, Sydney FC pass Gold Coast and move to the top of the ladder. But for the Roar, their
fourth loss in a row leaves them stranded in equal last spot.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery from this match.
Sydney FC 2 (A Brosque 54, K Kisel 68)
Brisbane Roar 1 (I Cernak 71).
Sydney – C Bolton, S Ryall, S Colosimo, K Kisel (M Jurman 90+1), S Musialik, S Corica (J Aloisi 60), S
Cole, A Brosque, T McFlynn, M Bridge (R Grant 80), S-H Byun.
Sub not used – I Necevski.
Roar – G McMaster, L Devere, J McCloughan, S Van Dijk, Reinaldo (I Cernak 53), M Mundy (A Packer
66), M McKay, M Nichols, T Oar, I Franjic, M Karlovic.
Subs not used – D Dodd, V Janetovic.
Yellow Cards : Sydney – S-H Byun 90+4. Roar – A Packer 77.
Red Cards – Nil.
Referee – M Breeze. Crowd – 8,456 at Sydney Football Stadium.
 
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Streak
Sydney FC
12
7
1
4
16
10
22
+6
W1
Melbourne Victory
12
6
3
3
20
17
21
+3
W2
Gold Coast United
12
6
2
4
19
18
20
+1
L1
Perth Glory
12
5
2
5
17
15
17
+2
L2
Central Coast Mariners
12
4
4
4
13
8
16
+5
L1
Adelaide United
12
4
3
5
12
15
15
-3
L1
Wellington Phoenix
11
2
7
2
15
11
13
+4
W1
Brisbane Roar
12
3
3
6
15
20
12
-5
L4
Newcastle Jets
11
3
3
5
11
17
12
-6
W1
North Queensland Fury
12
2
6
4
13
20
12
-7
W1
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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 Tale of Two Matches
A-League Round 2 2010-11
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A-League Round 4 2010-11
A-League Round 1 2011-12
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)
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)