Nth Qld's Fowler bridges gap on Gold Coast's Smeltz
North Queensland Fury striker Robbie Fowler has bridged the gap on A-League leading goalscorer Shane Smeltz. The former Liverpool star netted his sixth goal of the term when he cheekily took a quick free-kick in the 65th minute of the Fury's clash with Perth Glory.
The goal levelled the match and kick started the Fury's comeback which was completed when Dyron Daal netted the eventual winner in the 71st minute.
Fowler has been a shining light for the Fury, scoring in six of the club's 12 games and now is just four behind Gold Coast's Smeltz who endured a horror 90 minutes with his club who were trounced 6-0 by the Wellington Phoenix.
A-League leading goalscorers 2009/10 - Round 12 10 Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United) 6 Robbie Fowler (North Queensland Fury) 5 Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory) 5 Carlos Hernandez (Melbourne Victory) 4 John Aloisi (Sydney FC) 4 Mark Bridge (Sydney FC) 4 Branko Jelic (Perth Glory) 4 Victor Sikora (Perth Glory) 4 Sergio van Dijk (Brisbane Roar) 3 Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix) 3 Chris Greenacre (Wellington Phoenix) 3 Henrique (Brisbane Roar) 3 Labinot Haliti (Newcastle Jets) 3 Lucas Pantelis (Adelaide United) 3 Reinaldo (Brisbane Roar) 3 Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners) 3 Mile Sterjovski (Perth Glory)