Hyundai A-League Performers of the Week: Round 4

There was a host of exceptional individual performances in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League and we’ve crunched the Opta data to pick the best performing players of the weekend.

Based on a range of metrics provided by the Hyundai A-League’s official data provider, here’s the Team of the Week for Round 4.

GOALKEEPER

Tom Glover (Central Coast Mariners) – The Mariners gloveman was superb against the Victory, making five saves in his side’s 1-1 draw in Gosford. He also had more collections than any other keeper over the weekend.

Tom Glover
Mariners keeper Tom Glover

DEFENDERS

Jason Hoffman (Newcastle Jets) – Coming on as an early substitute for the injured Daniel Georgievski, Hoffman settled straight in. Made 36 passes at an accuracy rate of 83% and had three key passes, the second most of any defender.

Jets defender Jason Hoffman
Jets defender Jason Hoffman

Bart Schenkeveld (Melbourne City) – Has made a great start to his City career and was a key figure in their 2-0 win over Adelaide. Finished with a game-high three interceptions, made four clearances and won three fouls in an excellent display.

City defender Bart Schenkeveld
City defender Bart Schenkeveld

Iacopo La Rocca (Melbourne City) – Along with his City teammate, La Rocca is a big reason behind his side’s perfect start to the campaign. Against the Reds he made a round-high 14 clearances, and finished with three interceptions.

City defender Iacopo La Rocca
City defender Iacopo La Rocca

Scott Neville (Perth Glory) – Against Sydney FC, Neville won all five of his aerial duels and also made 53 passes at an impressive accuracy rate of 83%. Not bad considering he was up against Sky Blues star Milos Ninkovic all evening at Allianz Stadium.

Glory defender Scott Neville
Glory defender Scott Neville

MIDFIELDERS

Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix) – What a game from the flying Fijian! Not only did he score a cracking goal and set up another for Andrija Kaludjerovic, but Krishna also contested 19 duels and had two shots from outside the box in the 3-3 draw with Roar.

Phoenix flyer Roy Krishna
Phoenix flyer Roy Krishna

Wout Brama (Central Coast Mariners) – The Dutchman had his best game in Mariners colours. Brama made 61 passes at an accuracy of 90% in the Mariners’ midfield, while he also won nine of the 10 duels he contested. Super stuff!

Mariners midfielder Wout Brama
Mariners midfielder Wout Brama

Mark Bridge (Western Sydney Wanderers) – Bridge was at his clinical best against the Jets, scoring the Wanderers’ goal with his only shot of the game. He also won a couple of fouls and contested seven duels.

Wanderers playmaker Mark Bridge
Wanderers playmaker Mark Bridge

Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets) – Petratos got his name on the scoresheet again for the Jets but he had an excellent all-round game at McDonald Jones Stadium. He created the most scoring chances with four, and also passed at an accuracy rate of 83% from his 42 passes.

Jets star Dimitri Petratos
Jets star Dimitri Petratos

STRIKERS

Andrija Kaludjerovic (Wellington Phoenix) – Had a memorable day out against his former club. Kaludjerovic had four shots at goal, the second most of any player, finishing with a classy brace.

Phoenix two-goal hero Andrija Kaludjerovic
Phoenix two-goal hero Andrija Kaludjerovic

Leroy George (Melbourne Victory) – Quickly becoming a fan-favourite at Victory and it’s easy to see why. George scored a sublime free-kick, won 12 of his 16 duels against the Mariners (only Bruce Kamau had more in round four with 14) and had three shots on target.

Victory attacker Leroy George
Victory attacker Leroy George