A-League Team of the Week – Round 1

tribalfootball.com’s A-League Team of the Week for Round 1 is as follows:

Goalkeeper
Glen Moss (Gold Coast United): The New Zealand stopper was brilliant for his new club, making nine saves and keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Defenders
Adam D’Apuzzo (Newcastle Jets): Provided plenty of attack for his side and was strong in defence at left-back.

Alex Wilkinson (Central Coast Mariners): The Mariners skipper led his side brilliantly and netted the winner against Melbourne Heart.

Scott Neville (Perth Glory): Did the business in defence before getting forward and providing plenty of chances. Scored a brilliant goal.

Daniel Mullen (Adelaide United): Was solid in both defence and attack for his side in their scoreless draw with Newcastle Jets.

Midfielders
Isaka Cernak (North Queensland Fury): Very impressive in his first competitive Fury match after crossing from the Roar. Provided the late equaliser for Chris Grossman after winning a free-kick.

Adriano Pellegrino (Perth Glory): Was extremely busy in the Friday night goalfest, setting up the Glory’s first goal and providing many more chances.

John Hutchinson (Central Coast Mariners): Got the job done for his side. Provided the corner which Wilkinson scored from. Little fuss in his performance.

Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar): A great A-League debut for the Roar. Was dangerous in midfield and came close to scoring on a number of occasions.

Forwards
Chris Payne (North Queensland Fury): The former Sydney FC youngster was involved in two of the Fury’s three goals, scoring one cracker and setting up David Williams with a pinpoint cross.

Mate Dugandzic (Melbourne Victory): Stepped in well for the injured Archie Thompson. Was quick, lively and extremely dangerous. Netted a vital second-half goal in the 3-3 draw with Sydney.

Coach
Franz Straka (North Queensland Fury): First A-League match as coach and got a positive result with a team expected to take a heavy defeat.

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