A-League review – Round 19 midweek matches

The five-week long Round 19 series of summer fixtures has finished, culminating in a 4-0 win to Melbourne Victory over the Wellington Phoenix.

The five-week long Round 19 series of summer fixtures has finished, culminating in a 4-0 win to Melbourne Victory over the Wellington Phoenix.

The A-League decided to run Round 19 over a series of midweek matches beginning on December 16 where the Brisbane Roar defeated North Queensland Fury 2-0 and continued throughout the rest of December and most of January.

The second match was played between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners on December 23 with the Sky Blues saluting 1-0 at home. That match was followed by the January 13 fixture between Gold Coast United and Newcastle Jets with the former winning 2-0, preceding the January 19 clash at Hindmarsh Stadium which Perth Glory won 3-2 over hosts Adelaide United.

Melbourne Victory: 4 (Tim BROWN (og) 16’, Archie THOMPSON 50’, Carlos HERNANDEZ 65’, Matthew KEMP 87’)
Wellington Phoeni: 0
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Crowd: 18,819
Yellow cards: MV - Leigh BROXHAM 72’
WP - Tim BROWN 29’, Jon McKAIN 34’

Adelaide United FC: 2 (Lucas PANTELIS 13’, Travis DODD 53')
Perth Glory: 3 (Jacob BURNS 63'/69', Danny McBREEN 77')
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Crowd: 8,904
Yellow Cards: AU - Mark RUDAN 66', Lucas PANTELIS 67'/90+5’, Adam HUGHES 90+
PG - Scott NEVILLE 18', Adriano PELLEGRINO 26', Branko JELIC 85'
Red Cards: AU - Iain FYFE 62', Lucas PANTELIS 90+5’
Gold Coast United: 2 (Jason CULINA 33’, James BROWN 38’)
Newcastle Jets: 0
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Venue: Skilled Park, Robina
Crowd: 4,853
Yellow cards: GCU - Anderson 36’
NJ - Ali Abbas 57’
Sydney FC: 1 (Alex BROSQUE 34’)
Central Coast Mariners: 0
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Crowd: 12,689
Yellow cards: SYD - Nil
CCM - Matthew CROWELL 36’, Alex WILKINSON 53’, Nigel BOOGAARD 57’, Dylan MACALLISTER 86’

Brisbane Roar: 2 (Sergio VAN DIJK 20'/42')
North Queensland Fury: 0
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Crowd: 11, 530
Yellow cards: BR - Massimo MURDOCCA 66'
NQF - Jeremy BROCKIE 44', Rostyn GRIFFITHS 53'

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