Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Round 14 Preview

Round 14 could see an already congested table take on a new look with a mathematical chance of North Queensland Fury or Wellington Phoenix breaking into the top four.

It-s the midpoint of the season - with 13 rounds gone and 13 to follow, Round 14 could see an already congested table take on a new look with a mathematical chance of North Queensland Fury or Wellington Phoenix breaking into the top four.

The action begins on Friday as Brisbane Roar travel to Adelaide to take on the Reds in a match with a lot at stake as these two sides look to get their seasons back on track in the march towards the finals.

On Saturday two teams that have continued to impress all season, Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners face off at Etihad Stadium in a match that both sides will look to consolidate their position in the top half of the Hyundai A-League ladder.

Then it-s over to the glitter strip as two of the Hyundai A-League-s glamour clubs Gold Coast United and Sydney FC prepare to meet for the second time at Skilled Park. With the crowd cap lifted the Gold Coast will be looking to get some polish back on their season after a tarnished few weeks but they face the toughest test when the Sky Blues fly into Coolangatta to prove why they are at the summit of the ladder.

On Sunday we-re back in Wellington as the Phoenix, following their midweek demolition of the Jets, take on Perth Glory in what is the longest road trip in world domestic football. Despite their position on the table, Wellington share the lowest number of losses this season in the Hyundai A-League. With just three defeats so far this season Wellington are proving they are a team that is hard to beat and with the equal second best goal difference in the league it-s not hard to see why.

Finally it-s off to EnergyAustralia Stadium where the Newcastle Jets host North Queensland Fury for the first time in Hyundai A-League history. Can Robbie Fowler-s Fury make it three wins in a row or will Newcastle bounce back from their midweek loss to take the points in a match that could see a whole new look to Hyundai A-League season 5 as we head into the FIFA break.

Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar Friday, 6 November 2009 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 7.30pm (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Craig Zetter

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sport 2. To purchase tickets visit www.venuetix.com.au

Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.ALEMAO, 4.Iain FYFE, 5.Daniel MULLEN, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 9.CRISTIANO, 10.Adam HUGHES, 11.Lloyd OWUSU, 13.Travis DODD (c), 14.Scott JAMIESON, 16.Inseob SHIN, 18. Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Mark RUDAN *two to be omitted*

In: Daniel MULLEN (promoted), Inseob SHIN (promoted), CASSIO (returns from injury)

Out: Mathew LECKIE (hamstring - 2 weeks)

Unavailable: Michael MARRONE (knee - 1 week), Paul REID (calf - 1 week), Joe COSTA (knee - long term injury list)

Brisbane Roar squad: 2. Andrew PACKER, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Craig MOORE (c), 5. Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6. David DODD, 9. Sergio VAN DIJK, 11. RIENALDO, 12. Matt MUNDY, 15. Matt McKAY, 16. Bob MALCOLM, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Danny TIATTO, 19. Isaka CERNAK, 20. Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23. Tim SMITS, 27. Ivan FRANJIC, 29 Mario KARLOVIC, 30. Matt ACTON (gk) *three to be omitted* In: REINALDO (returns from injury), Bob MALCOLM (promoted)

Out: Tommy OAR (international duty)

Unavailable: Michael ZULLO (groin - 4 weeks), Massimo MURDOCCA (fractured leg - 4 weeks), HENRIQUE (injured - 2 weeks), Liam REDDY (quadriceps injury - 2 weeks), Charlie MILLER (groin injury - 2 weeks)

*Head-to-Heads: Played 13: Adelaide United wins 6, Brisbane Roar wins 2 (5 draws)

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners Saturday, 7 November 2009 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7.00pm Referee: Strebre Delovski

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC Melbourne and Coast FM 96.3 (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3.Mate DUGANDZIC, 5.Surat SUKHA, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.NEY FABIANO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13.Nathan ELASI, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17.Matthew FOSCHINI, 19.Evan BERGER, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 21.Robbie KRUSE, 23.Adrian LEIJER, 27.Sutee SUKSOMKIT *three to be omitted*

In: Evan BERGER (return from injury), Robbie KRUSE (return from injury), Surat SUKHA (return from injury)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Marvin ANGULO (pending registration), Billy CELESKI (knee - season), Steven PACE (calf - 2 weeks), Tom PONDELJAK (calf - 2 weeks), Nick WARD (infection - 1 week)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Brad PORTER, 6. David D'APUZZO, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Dean HEFFERNAN, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 15. Andrew CLARK, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 22. Nicky TRAVIS, 23. Adam KWASNIK *two to be omitted*

In: Dylan MACALLISTER (promoted), Matthew LEWIS (promoted), Andrew CLARK (promoted)

Out: Matthew CROWELL (suspended - 1 week)

Unavailable: Nil

*Head-to-Heads: Played 13: Melbourne Victory wins 6, Central Coast Mariners wins 4 (3 draws)

Gold Coast United v Sydney FC Saturday, 7 November 2009 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 8.00pm (9.00pm AEDT) Referee: Ben Williams

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Gold Coast United Squad: 20.Scott HIGGINS (gk), 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.JEFFERSON, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.MILSON, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 17.Matt OSMAN, 18.James BROWN, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.ANDERSON, 28.Mitch BEVAN, 30.Jerrad TYSON (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Kristian REES (return from hip injury), Matt OSMAN (promoted), James BROWN (promoted), Mitch BEVAN, MILSON (promoted)

Out: Golgol MEBRAHTU (not selected), ROBSON (knee injury - 8 weeks)

Unavailable: Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - 4 weeks), Richard GREER (groin injury - 2 weeks), Adama TRAORE (knee injury - 5 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (gk) (back injury - 1 week)

Sydney FC squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3.Stephan KELLER, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 6. Karol KISEL, 7 Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. John ALOISI, 10. Steve CORICA (c), 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 17. Matthew JURMAN, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 22. Sung Hwan BYUN *one to be omitted*

In: Stephan KELLER (return from injury)

Out: Kofi DANNING (International duty), Rhyan GRANT (International duty)

Unavailable: Mitchell PRENTICE (back - 1 week)

*Head-to-Heads: Played 1: Gold Coast United wins 1, Sydney FC wins 0 (0 draws)

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Sunday, 8 November 2009 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 5.00pm (3.00pm AEDT) Referee: Matthew Gillett

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is The Radio Network 1035 AM (Wellington) and 6PR (Perth) 882AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 5. DIEGO, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 12. Jiang CHEN, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Adrian CACERES, 16. David MULLIGAN, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Reece CROWTHER (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Costa BARBAROUSES *five to be omitted*

In: Mark PASTON (gk, return from injury), DIEGO (promoted), Michael FERRANTE (promoted), Jiang CHEN (promoted),David MULLIGAN, Marco ROJAS

Out: Jonathan GOULD (gk, short-term injury cover)

Unavailable: Jon McKAIN (quad - indefinite)

Perth Glory Squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3.Jamie COYNE, 4.Andy TODD, 6.Chris COYNE, 7.Jacob BURNS (c), 10.Wayne SRHOJ, 11.Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Scott BULLOCH, 14.Eugene DADI, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.Todd HOWARTH, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20.Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 23.Andrija JUKIC, 26.Ludovic BOI *two to be omitted*

In: Branko JELIC (return from illness), Scott BULLOCH (promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Jimmy DOWNEY (knee - 1 week), Brent GRIFFITHS (hamstring - 4 weeks), Jamie HARNWELL (knee - 5 weeks), Victor SIKORA (hamstring - 2 weeks)

*Head-to-Heads: Played 7: Wellington Phoenix wins 4, Perth Glory wins 2 (1 draw)

Newcastle Jets v North Queensland Fury Sunday, 8 November 2009 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local-kick-off: 5.00pm Referee: Ryan Shepheard

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sports 1. To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Angelo COSTANZO, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC, 7. Jin-Hyung SONG, 8. Matt THOMPSON (c), 9. Sasho PETROVSKI, 10. Donny DE GROOT, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 14. Michael BRIDGES, 15. Sean ROONEY, 16. Jason HOFFMAN, 17. Fabio VIGNAROLI, 20. Neil YOUNG (gk), 22. Kaz PATAFTA, 25. Labinot HALITI, 26. Ali ABBAS *four to be omitted*

In: Adam D-APUZZO (returns from suspension), Donny DE GROOT (promoted), Sean ROONEY (returns from injury), Fabio VIGNAROLI (returns from injury)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Ben KANTAROVSKI (international duty), Shaun ONTONG (Achilles - indefinite), Marko JESIC (knee - indefinite)

North Queensland Fury squad: 1.Paul HENDERSON (GK), 3.Chris TADROSSE, 7. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 9.Robbie FOWLER (c), 10. Jeremy BROCKIE, 11. David WILLIAMS, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 16. Paul KOHLER, 17. Osama MALIK 18. James ROBINSON, 19. Daniel MCBREEN, 20. Justin PASFIELD, (RGK), 21. John TAMBOURAS, 23. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 24. Dyron DAAL.

In: Nil

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Jacob TIMPANO (hamstring - 2 weeks), Karl DODD (knee -2 weeks), Shane STEFANUTTO (knee - indefinite), Scott WILSON (knee - indefinite)