Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday 17th January 2010.
Photos by Michael Shillito
The teams enter the arena
In the Battle of the Bling,
The Cove show the money
Presentation for 100th
gamers Steve Corica and
Clint Bolton
A last-minute pep talk
before kick off
Game on
Steve Corica weaves
through traffic
Gold Coast put Sydney FC
under early pressure
Tahj Minniecon looks to
centre the ball
Jason Culina is forced out
Zenon Caravella drives
Gold Coast forward
Joel Porter finds the
Sydney net
Gold Coast celebrate their
1-0 lead
Gold Coast continue to
dominate play
Stephan Keller and
Anderson both go to
Culina creates another
chance for Gold Coast
Karol Kisel on the counter
Stuart Musialik leads in the
race for the ball
Kisel and Byun prepare a
set play
Mark Bridge is surrounded
Kisel takes a corner
Kristian Rees holds on to
Stephan Keller
Gold Coast prepare an
offside trap
Jess Van Stratten saves a
Musialik looks for an
attacking option
Corica from the half-way
Byun launches another
attacking raid
Anderson on the counter
John Aloisi receives some
close attention
Confirmation of a larger
than normal crowd
Gold Coast set the wall
Hayden Foxe checks in for
Sydney FC
Scramble on the Gold
Coast goal line
Sydney FC continue to
search for an equaliser
Sydney appeal for a free
Karol Kisel asks the ref for
a free
But Gold Coast would
hang on for a 1-0 victory