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Round Recap – Week 4

RoundRecapWho needs draws? Certainly not the A-League, as each of the 5 games in round 4 produced a result for one of the two teams.

Melbourne City started strongly on Friday night but faltered to lose 3-2 to Newcastle, Sydney defeated a ten-man Mariners outfit 3-1, and the Reds were trounced by the Roar 3-0.

Elsewhere, the Victory extended the Phoenix’s winless record at Etihad Stadium, and the Wanderers got their first win of the season — one-nil over the Glory.

Goal of the week

There was only ever going to be one winner of our Goal of the Week this week, and it just had to be Jamie Maclaren.

Not only did he brush aside Socceroo Tarek Elrich on two occasions, he let fly with a peach of a strike into the far corner to cap it off.

Moment of the week

The return of Matt Simon to Gosford was one of the big talking points in the A-League this week, and the striker would come back to haunt his former team with a late brace to secure a valuable 3-1 away win for the Sky Blues.

Player of the Season

After their big win over Adelaide on Saturday night, two Roar young guns have jumped out into the lead in our Player of the Season count. But there are plenty in the chasing pack, right on their tails.

Our #ALeague Player of the Season standings after week 4. @brisbaneroarfc pair @maccajay and @brvnd_n leading the way…

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Friday: Melbourne City 2-3 Newcastle Jets

Newcastle have done the double over Melbourne teams in the past two weeks, coming from 2-0 behind at half-time to win 3-2 against Melbourne City on Friday night. The result comes a week after they beat Melbourne Victory 1-0 at home.

Goals from Aaron Mooy and Stefan Mauk saw City go into the tunnel at half-time with a 2-0 lead, but the home side imploded in the second half as a brace from Trifunovic and a rare goal from Ben Kantarovski saw a remarkable turnaround at AAMI Park, in front of over 7,000 fans.

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Saturday: Central Coast Mariners 1-3 Sydney FC

Sydney FC have defeated ten-man Central Coast 3-1 in Gosford on Saturday night, in front of 10,030 fans at the Central Coast Stadium.

A controversial first half saw goals at both ends in a manic two minute period, before a non-decision by the referee denied the home side what appeared to be a clear-cut penalty. A sending-off to Nick Fitzgerald just before half time changed the complexion of the game, with Sydney eventually doing enough to grab all three points.

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Saturday: Brisbane Roar 3-0 Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar continued their impressive start to the 2015/16 season, after they defeated Adelaide United 3-0 on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.

Brandon Borrello opened the scoring in the 9th minute and sealed the game in the 92nd minute, with his fellow forward Jamie Maclaren scoring in the 78th minute.

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Sunday: Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 Perth Glory

Western Sydney have registered their first win of the season, defeating Perth Glory 1-0 in front of over 14,000 fans in soggy conditions in Parramatta.

A goal on the stroke of half-time to Dario Vidosic was the difference on Sunday afternoon, with the Wanderers jumping from 10th to 7th place on the A-League ladder as a result.

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Monday: Melbourne Victory 3-0 Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory outclassed Wellington Phoenix in an entertaining 3-0 win in front of almost 25,000 fans at Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Victory were coming off the back of a semi-final triumph in the FFA Cup last Wednesday and were eager to continue their success in the A-League after a disappointing loss to the Jets in the last round.

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