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Popovic Urges Wanderers To Stay Focussed After 3-1 Victory Over Phoenix News 

Popovic Urges Wanderers To Stay Focussed After 3-1 Victory Over Phoenix

Tony Popovic has urged Western Sydney Wanderers to stay focussed on the race to make the A-League top six this season, after their impressive 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Spotless Stadium on Sunday night. The home side took a deserved lead inside 10 minutes after Scott Neville won a loose ball inside the Phoenix area, with the ricochet finding Nico Martinez who with his right boot expertly slotted the ball into the bottom corner from just inside the box. Brendan Santalab scored the first of a brace to double…

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Ross Aloisi And Craig Moore Cited By FFA After Controversial Match News 

Ross Aloisi And Craig Moore Cited By FFA After Controversial Match

Reigning A-League champions Adelaide United snatched a controversial 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar on Sunday at Coopers Stadium, ending with an altercation between Ross Aloisi and Jacobo Ramallo that Football Federation Australia are to investigate. Roar assistant coach Aloisi allegedly struck Adelaide assistant coach Ramollo in the back while in the tunnel exit during an unprovoked attack. The game was looking to end in a draw before Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo was controversially sent off, after being issued with a red card for elbowing Adelaide defender Dylan McGowan during the…

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Victory All But Seal Second Spot After 4-1 Victory Over Glory News 

Victory All But Seal Second Spot After 4-1 Victory Over Glory

Melbourne Victory all but sealed second spot on the Hyundai A-League after their emphatic 4-1 victory over Perth Glory at AAMI park on Saturday evening. It’s the first time in eight A-League outings that Victory have beaten Glory and the crucial win saw them move 12 points clear of the chasing pack and 11 points behind ladder leaders Sydney FC, with both teams having four games remaining. The game started badly for Victory who conceded a goal 5 minutes in after Diego Castro scored against the run of play. Besart…

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Sydney Surge Towards Premiership With 1-0 Victory Over Wanderers News 

Sydney Surge Towards Premiership With 1-0 Victory Over Wanderers

Sydney continued to surge towards the premiership on Friday night after their 1-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium. The Sky Blues struggled for their usual fluency which coach Graham Arnold had requested but they still managed to mostly dominate the game. Filip Holosko’s goal inside 10 minutes came from Zullo’s cross to give him his seventh of the season and was enough to extend their lead to 14 points, with four rounds of the regular season to come. The lead could have been doubled minutes later but…

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Melbourne City Climb To 8th After Surviving Dramatic 3-2 Victory Over Mariners News 

Melbourne City Climb To 8th After Surviving Dramatic 3-2 Victory Over Mariners

Melbourne City climbed back to third place of the Hyundai A-League ladder after surviving a dramatic 3-2 victory against Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on Sunday. The game included a Bruno Fornaroli brace, two own goals and Mariners goalkeeper Paul Izzo being sent off with the resulting penalty to Fornaroli proving to be the decisive goal. City got off to the perfect start with Fornaroli scoring the first of his brace in the 4th minute after being awarded a controversial free kick. This was the Uruguayan’s 39th goal in his…

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Phoenix And Glory Play Out Entertaining 6 Goal Thriller News 

Phoenix And Glory Play Out Entertaining 6 Goal Thriller

Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory played out an entertaining six goal thriller on Saturday during their A-league encounter at Auckland’s QBE Stadium. Buoyed by last week’s surprise victory over Brisbane, the home side started brightly, twice enjoying a two-goal buffer with a 2-0 and 3-1 lead in the two halves. Kosta Barbarouses and Roy Krishna setup Gui Finkler, who opened the scoring in the 10th minute, finding the net from a tight angle with the aid of deflection off Joe Mills. Krishna doubled the lead in the 25th minute with…

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Sydney Move 11 Points Clear At Top Of A-League Table News 

Sydney Move 11 Points Clear At Top Of A-League Table

Sydney FC have moved 11 points clear at the top of the Hyundai A-league table after their 1-0 win over second placed Melbourne Victory on Friday at Allianz Stadium, to all but mathematically claim the Premiers’ Plate. The win put an end to Victory’s four-game unbeaten streak and ended their race for the Premiership title, but they will hope to upset Sydney when the Big Blues meet in the Grand Final in May. Victory dominated the opening 20 minutes with Jai Ingham missing a couple of chances. Bobo scored the…

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Perth Glory Leap to Third After 2-0 Defeat Of Wanderers News 

Perth Glory Leap to Third After 2-0 Defeat Of Wanderers

Perth Glory leapt to third place of the Hyundai A-League table, after their hard fought 2-0 victory over a flat Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on Saturday 25th February. Most of Glory’s chances fell in the first half but were denied by a confident Vedran Janjetovic and it took until injury time of the first half for Chris Harold to open the scoring, after his strike from outside the box deflected off Wanderers defender Robert Cornthwaite. The Wanderers started the second half strong, controlling possession, but Perth soon regained…

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Victory’s 2-1 Defeat Over Adelaide Leaves Muscat Hopeful News 

Victory’s 2-1 Defeat Over Adelaide Leaves Muscat Hopeful

Melbourne Victory had an entertaining 2-1 victory over a struggling Adelaide United last Saturday at the AAMI Park, giving Kevin Muscat’s men a slim hope of overhauling Sydney FC in the race to the Premiers Plate. Victory had dominated for most of the game but were unable to break through, but Marco Rojas and Besart Berisha scored in the second half, ensuring Victory climbed to within 8 points of ladder leaders Sydney. Dylan McGowan was booked for bringing down Rojas just after the hour mark. This led to star winger…

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Phoenix Take Advantage Of Roar’s Depleted Form News 

Phoenix Take Advantage Of Roar’s Depleted Form

Wellington Phoenix took advantage of a flat and depleted Brisbane Roar on Saturday with a 2-1 A-League victory at Suncorp Stadium. This was Phoenix’s first victory since January, after suffering three consecutive defeats including last week’s embarrassing 5-1 home loss to Melbourne City. For the Roar it was their third defeat at Suncorp in just over a year. The Kiwi side were without midfielder Roly Bonevacia and defenders Tom Doyle and Ryan Lowry who were were serving a one match ban after breaching team protocols last weekend. The Phoenix suffered…

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