WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 2 – MELBOURNE HEART 1
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 7 – SYDNEY FC 2
PERTH GLORY 3 – NEWCASTLE JETS 2
BRISBANE ROAR 0 – ADELAIDE UNITED 1
SYDNEY FC 2 – PERTH GLORY 1
Notes From Round 5
Well, Sydney FC finally came undone after playing like crap for the first four rounds but inexplicably ending up with a mid table position to show for it. Central Coast romped home in a 7-2 thrashing where they scored 4 goals in 12 minutes. The Mariners and Perth Glory are looking more and more like the teams to beat.
Western Sydney finally won their first home game and the winning goal came from an own goal by a Melbourne Heart player. I think that will end up as a piece of obscure trivia one day about the Wanderers.
I can’t understand how Wellington are only on 5 points. They’re playing like a team much better than that. They just haven’t had luck go their way. Their jinx at Melbourne continued however and this week they were blown off the park by a resurgent Melbourne Victory lead by former Phoenix player Marcos Rojas. It seems ex-Phoenix players will always score against their former club. I remember those days when Kosta Barbarouses played for the Roar…
Brisbane Roar’s faltering start
So one win from the first five rounds. I’m not too concerned as I don’t think we’re playing badly. Much like the Phoenix, I think our position on the table doesn’t fairly reflect how well we’re playing. Against Adelaide we were unlucky not to score on a number of occasions, whether through the incredible goal keeping of Adelaide’s Eugene Galekovic or through our own blown opportunities (Nichols and Broich both missed sitters). As long as Rado doesn’t panic and sticks by his guns, we will turn things around. It’s good to see he still has the support of the Roar fans at Suncorp who are remaining patient. No boos or jeers at the end of the games. Yet.