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Sydney strikers keep Mariners winless on the road

Sydney FC came from behind to beat a positive Central Coast Mariners 4-2 in an entertaining affair at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Despite coming into the match on the back of a disappointing mid-week loss in the Asian Champions League …

City, Phoenix in Lower Hutt deadlock

Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City played out an intriguing 0-0 draw in front of a 9,000 strong crowd at Hutt Recreation Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

Ernie Merrick made just the one change to the side that lost 2-0 to Western Sydney …

Glory, City play out pulsating Boxing Day draw

Perth Glory came from behind in an entertaining encounter as it drew 1-1 with Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday afternoon.

Aaron Mooy had given City the advantage before former Melbourne player Richard Garcia equalised.

Rob Wielaert came into Melbourne City’s …

It’s Burns, Burns, Burns at the Ring of Fire

Wellington Phoenix thrashed Melbourne City 5-1 at Westpac Stadium on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of a Nathan Burns hat-trick and further goals to Roy Krishna and Roly Bonevacia.

The hosts were bolstered by the return of the Michael McGlinchey from international duty …

Hutchinson snatches late draw for Central Coast

Central Coast came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon. Glen Trifiro’s free-kick goal and John Hutchinson’s last-gasp equaliser helped the visitors to a share of the points after Mate Dugandzic …

Jets open home account with a draw

Newcastle Jets let a two-goal lead slip as it drew with Melbourne Victory 2-2 at Hunter Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Phil Stubbins reigned in the changes after his side’s 2-1 collapse in Perth last week, with Scott Neville, Zenon Caravella and …

McGlinchey, Burns lead Phoenix to victory

Wellington Phoenix took all three points in Gosford as they defeated Central Coast 2-1 courtesy of goals from Nathan Burns and former Mariners player Michael McGlinchey in an entertaining encounter on Saturday afternoon.

There was just the one change to the Mariners side that …

Extra-time winner seals Brisbane’s third title

BRIvWSWBrisbane Roar wrapped up a near-perfect season as A-League Champions for a record third time, with a 2-1 win in extra time over Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium.

Goals to the departing Besart Berisha and Henrique were enough to see them add the title to their Premiers Plate as Mike Mulvey’s men collected both domestic trophies in a dominant year for the side.

Despite injury concerns to Brisbane’s Dimitri Petratos and Liam Miller, and Western Sydney’s Mark Bridge – with the latter even omitted from the Wanderers’ squad on Thursday – all of …

Preview: Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory

BRIvMEL2013/14 A-League Semi Final
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory
Sunday 27th April, 5:00pm AEST
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
Referee: Strebre Delovski.
Broadcast: Live on Fox Sports 2/2HD; Delayed coverage on SBS2/HD.

Despite this being the first time these sides have met in a finals match, anticipation is high for this clash to repeat the thrilling nature of the three matches between these sides this season. Brisbane will be riding high after claiming the Premier’s Plate and enjoying a week off in the first week of the finals, while the visitors will be hoping to …

Preview: Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC

MELvSYD2013/14 A-League Elimination Final
Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC
Friday 18th April. 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.
Referee: Peter Green.
Broadcast: Live on Fox Sports 1/1HD; Delayed coverage on SBS2/HD.

It was a topsy-turvy round 27 that saw the Victory temporarily find themselves in second place, before wins to Western Sydney and Central Coast later in the weekend pushed them down to fourth. Sydney held the hopes of seventh placed Newcastle in their hands, but were eventually able to see off Perth Glory at home and sew up the last qualification spot for this year’s …