A-League preview – Round 21

Round 21 of A-League action is yet to be complete with the Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix to do battle on New Year’s Eve.

So far, we have seen some extremely interesting results and plenty of goals in the first four matches of Round 21 and seen a new team jump to the top of the league table after Sydney FC defeated Adelaide United to go past the Melbourne Victory who lost to the North Queensland Fury last night.

Saturday saw a plethora of goals as Gold Coast United knocked five past the Brisbane Roar and the Perth Glory scored four at home against the Newcastle Jets.

Gold Coast United: 5 (Kristian REES 45’+1/53’, Shane SMELTZ 50’ (pen)/61’/77’)
Brisbane Roar: 1 (Matt MCKAY 7’)
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Venue: Skilled Park, Robina
Crowd: 10,024
Yellow cards: GCU - Kristian REES 23’, Steve PANTELIDIS 25’
BR - Craig MOORE 88’

Perth Glory: 4 (Naum SEKULOVSKI 19’, Jamie HARNWELL 24’/69’, Mile STERJOVSKI (pen) 36’)
Newcastle Jets: 0
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Venue: ME Bank Stadium, Perth
Crowd: 9,418
Yellow cards: PG - nil
New - Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY 45’, Lubo MILICEIVC 56’

Sydney FC: 1 (Steve CORICA 49’)
Adelaide United: 0
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Crowd: 11,741
Yellow Cards: Syd - Simon COLOSIMO 53’, Alex BROSQUE 86’
AU - nil

North Queensland Fury: 1 (Dyron DAAL 32’)
Melbourne Victory: 0
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Crowd: 7,031
Yellow Cards: - Beau BUSCH 44’, Dyron DAAL 51’
MV - Rodrigo VARGAS 45’, Kevin MUSCAT 90’+2

Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Venue: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford

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