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Round Recap – Week 10

RoundRecapRound 10 of the A-League saw the competition add another city to the ever growing list of those that have hosted regular season fixtures, with Cairns’ Cazaly’s Stadium the venue for Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

More impressive was the Wanderers extended their winning streak to seven games, and their lead at the top of the table to four points, following a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.

That game at Wanderland was bookended by a 2-1 come-from-behind win for Brisbane Roar over the Phoenix, and a 2-1 win for Perth Glory over the Mariners at nib Stadium.

On Friday, Adelaide left it late to defeat ten-man Sydney FC 2-1, and in the final game on Sunday, Melbourne City scored four or more goals for the third straight week as they demolished Newcastle 4-0.

Goal of the week

It may not have been from distance, and it may not have had a lot of pace on it, but Filip Holosko’s goal against Adelaide on Friday night had plenty of control, plenty of touch and some sublime skill as well. The Slovakian made it look routine as he shot across his body, over Eugene Galekovic and into the far corner to make it 1-1, despite the Reds’ one-man advantage.

Moment of the week

Adelaide made it two wins from two games on Friday night, but they had to do it the hard way against ten-man Sydney FC. The Sky Blues more than held their own after losing Alex Gersbach in the 28th minute, but it was a converted stoppage-time penalty that sealed it for the Reds, and sent the 9,000 plus fans in attendance into raptures.

Particularly the lucky few sitting on a couch on the sidelines at Coopers Stadium. There were hugs, photos, and even Dylan McGowan hoisting a young fan up on his shoulders!

Player of the Season

Mitch Nichols added another two votes against Melbourne Victory on Saturday, but Aaron Mooy and Bruno Fornaroli closed the gap with three and two vote performances respectively against the Jets:

Our #ALeague Player of the Season standings after week 10. Nichols with votes again, but Mooy and Fornaroli on the charge!

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Friday: Adelaide United 2-1 Sydney FC

Adelaide has seen back-to-back wins courtesy of Marcelo Carrusca’s late penalty against a resolute Sydney which played the majority of the game a man down.

Jimmy Jeggo broke the deadlock  at the hour mark with a thunderous effort before Filip Holosko looked to have stolen a point for Sydney. It was not to be however as Adelaide took all three points with the last kick of the game at Coopers Stadium.

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Saturday: Brisbane Roar 2-1 Wellington Phoenix

Brisbane Roar have come from behind to defeat Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Cazaly’s Stadium as Cairns hosted their first ever A-League game.

The Phoenix broke the deadlock late in the first half as Roy Krishna scored his fourth goal of the season. But all the entertainment was in the second half as Steven Lustica and Jamie Maclaren both found the back of the net to secure the three points for the Roar.

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Saturday: Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 Melbourne Victory

The Western Sydney Wanderers have moved four points clear at the top of the table after they defeated Melbourne Victory 2-0 on Saturday night at Pirtek Stadium.

In an entertaining clash, Mark Bridge and Romeo Castelen provided the goals for the home side in front of a fantastic atmosphere at Parramatta.

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Saturday: Perth Glory 2-1 Central Coast Mariners

A second-half brace from Nebojsa Marinkovic has seen the Glory defeat the Mariners 2-1 on Saturday night, in front of a disappointing crowd of only 5,590 at nib Stadium.

Goals in the 62nd and 64th minutes to the Serbian midfielder were enough to usurp Roy O’Donovan’s first half strike for the visitors.

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Sunday: Newcastle Jets 0-4 Melbourne City

10,087 fans bared witness to a footballing masterclass as Melbourne City easily accounted for an out-of-sorts Newcastle Jets in a 4-0 victory on Sunday.

Surprisingly, the home side had the better of the opportunites early on, but high balls into the box to the tall Thomas Sorensen only resulted in the ball being easily turned over.

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