A-League snapshot – Round 19 (midweek) & 25

The last of the A-League’s Round 19 midweek fixtures is scheduled for tomorrow night between the Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix.

The last of the A-League’s Round 19 midweek fixtures is scheduled for tomorrow night between the Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix.

And the action will heat up even further this weekend in Round 25 as the league table begins to take shape ahead of the finals which begin on the 20th February.

Round 19 (midweek)
Melbourne Victory (2nd) v Wellington Phoenix (6th)
Tuesday, 26 January 2010, Etihad Stadium, 6.00pm local

- Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. Thompson currently leads the league’s all-time scorer’s table with 46 goals

Round 25
Gold Coast United (3) v Melbourne Victory (2)
Friday, 29 January 2010, Skilled Park, 7.30pm local (8.30pm AEDT)

- Gold Coast United are aiming for their seventh undefeated home match in a row, which would be the longest streak by a team in its first season since Sydney FC went for 11 home matches without defeat in its first and only Championship-winning season 2005/06

Wellington Phoenix (6) v Adelaide United (10)
Saturday, 30 January 2010, AMI Stadium (Christchurch), 7.00pm local (5.00pm AEDT)

- Adelaide United striker Cristiano is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance. The Brazilian joined Adelaide United in 2008/09

Brisbane Roar (8) v Sydney FC (1)
Saturday, 30 January 2010, Suncorp Stadium, 6.00pm local (7.00pm AEDT)

- Sydney FC striker John AloisI is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance. Aloisi made 15 appearances for Central Coast Mariners in the 2007/08 season before joining Sydney FC in 2008/09

North Queensland Fury (9) v Newcastle Jets (4)
Saturday, 30 January 2010, Dairy Farmers Stadium, 8.00pm (9.00PM AEDT)

- Despite being in second-last position leading into Round 24, North Queensland Fury are aiming for their fifth undefeated home match in a row

Perth Glory (5) v Central Coast Mariners (7)
Sunday, 31 January 2010, ME Bank Stadium, 4.00pm local (7.00pm AEDT)

- Central Coast Mariners midfielder John Hutchinson is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance, returning to the venue where he made his league debut (for the Mariners) in August 2005

Birthday celebrations
- Todd Howarth (Perth Glory) turns 28 on Monday, 25 January
- Michael Marrone (Adelaide United) turns 23 on Wednesday, 27 January
- Jason Hoffman (Newcastle Jets) turns 21 on Thursday, 28 January
- John Tambouras (North Queensland Fury) turns 31 on Saturday, 30 January

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