Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory bounce back in A-League Week 14
There were some upset results in Week 14 of the 2010/11 A-League season, indicating that the table is not even close to being sorted.
Newcastle Jets returned to form with a brilliant 3-1 result over second-placed Adelaide United which helped them move off the bottom of the table. Marko Jesi was in form with a double whilst Nikolai Topor-Stanley finally scored his first A-League goal in his 89th appearance.
Yesterday, Perth Glory turned an 10-match winless run (which included nine losses) into a 3-1 home win over Melbourne Victory thanks largely to a Robbie Fowler hat-trick. The win eased some pressure on the West Australians who are now just two points outside the top six.
In other matches, Gold Coast United continued their dominance of Sydney FC with a 3-1 win at home led by Joel Porter and Jason Culina as the Central Coast Mariners consigned Wellington Phoenix to their second loss in a row at home thanks to a 3-0 result. Left-back Josh Rose was on fire with a brace.
And finally, league leaders Brisbane Roar showed fight to come back from a goal down to beat Melbourne Heart 2-1 in a weekend that yielded 18 goals in five matches.
Gold Coast United:3 (Joel PORTER 14'/54', Jason CULINA 44') Sydney FC: 1 (Bruno CAZARINE 58') Friday, 12 November 2010 Skilled Park, Gold Coast Crowd: 2,536 Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Yellow cards:GCU - Steve PANTELIDIS 37', Adama TRAORE 80' SYD - Stuart MUSIALIK 59'
Wellington Phoenix: 0 Central Coast Mariners:3 (Joshua ROSE 17'/80', Adam KWASNIK 86') Saturday, 13 November 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Crowd: 5,778 Referee: Peter Green Yellow cards:WP - Tim BROWN 64' CCM - Patrick ZWAANSWIJK 18', Oliver BOZANIC 48', Matt SIMON 70'
Newcastle Jets:3 (Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY 4', Marko JESIC 13'/52') Adelaide United: 1 (Iain FYFE 78') Saturday, 13 November 2010 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Crowd: 8,278 Referee: Kurt Ams Yellow cards:NJ - Ali ABBAS 5', Ben KANTAROVSKI 29', Ljubo MILICEVIC 29', Marko JESIC 52' AU - Paul REID 50', Travis DODD 84'
Melbourne Heart: 1 (Gerald SIBON 11') Brisbane Roar:2 (Kosta BARBAROUSES 65', Jean Carlos SOLORZANO 88') Sunday, 14 November 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Crowd: 7,034 Referee: Ryan Shepheard Yellow cards:MH - Josip SKOKO 53', Wayne SHROJ 73', Matt THOMPSON 77' BR - Thomas BROICH 90'+1
Perth Glory:3 (Robbie FOWLER 13'/54'/61') Melbourne Victory: 1 (Mate DUGANDZIC 79') Sunday, 14 November 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Crowd: 6,217 Referee: Chris Beath Yellow cards:PG - Jamie HARNWELL 21', Scott NEVILLE 40', Steven MCGARRY 64', Howard FONDYKE 79' MV - Roddy VARGAS 11', Leigh BROXHAM 51'