NEWCASTLE JETS 2 ADELAIDE UNITED 1
WELLINGTON PHOENIX 2 WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 2
MELBOURNE CITY 1 MELBOURNE VICTORY 2
PERTH GLORY 1 SYDNEY FC 4
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 1 BRISBANE ROAR 2
The Roar Keep Pace With Sydney With Wobbly Win At Gosford
Brisbane Roar extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a win away to Central Coast Mariners.
The Roar took the lead thanks to a peach of a free kick from the edge of the penalty area from Dimi Petratos. But after travelling comfortably for much of the game, the Roar came undone on the hour mark as a well timed through ball from Fabio Ferreira allowed Roy O’Donovan to peg one back for the home side. It took the arrival of substitute Thomas Broich to find the difference maker as a pin point cross found Jamie Maclaren unmarked on the back post as he headed home the winner for the Roar.
It was a bit of a nervy end to the game for a Roar side who are comfortably better than the Mariners but appeared lackadaisical at times in their approach.
It’s a weird time for the club. They are unbeaten in nine but I don’t feel many fans or indeed even the team themselves would feel that they are playing anyway near their best. They will need to work on their consistency if they are any chance at catching runaway league leaders Sydney FC.
News and Notes
- After such a promising pre-season and decent first few rounds, something appears to have gone wrong at Perth Glory. They have had a run of dreadful results including losses to Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners and they are thumped 4-1 by Sydney FC. Also, defender Rhys Williams appears to want out from the club but they issued a statement stating that he isn’t going anywhere. The club aren’t wanting for talent. It appears to be an issue of player morale.
- Besart Berisha equals Archie Thomson’s all time A-League goal scoring record. I miss Bes playing for the Roar. He is one of the best the league has ever seen.
- Gui Amor seems like a lovely guy but after Adelaide’s latest defeat, you get the feeling he is on borrowed time. Even qualifying for the finals in sixth place seems a stretch at the moment.