Gold Coast’s Smeltz still five goals clear despite absence

Gold Coast United striker Shane Smeltz remains on top of the A-League goalscoring table after Round 8.

Gold Coast United striker Shane Smeltz remains on top of the A-League goalscoring table after Round 8.

The New Zealand international missed the clash with Melbourne Victory on Saturday due to suspension but kept his lead of five goals intact.

Victory’s Archie Thompson and Carlos Hernandez both added to their tallies against Gold Coast to join Perth Glory’s Branko Jelic and North Queensland Fury star Robbie Fowler on four goals as did Brisbane Roar’s Sergio van Dijk who netted an 81st minute for his club.

Smeltz is still the tearaway leader on nine goals and seems to have the A-League Golden Boot at his mercy.

A-League leading goalscorers 2009/10 – Round8

9 Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United)
4 Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)
4 Carlos Hernandez (Melbourne Victory)
4 Branko Jelic (Perth Glory)
4 Robbie Fowler (North Queensland Fury)
4 Sergio van Dijk (Brisbane Roar)
3 Henrique (Brisbane Roar)
3 John Aloisi (Sydney FC)
3 Lucas Pantelis (Adelaide United)
3 Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners)

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