Only four matches in Round 7 but there was no shortage of action with a cracking Harvey Norman Friday night double header, rampant Sydney FC hit their first speed bump while it was all square in the F3 Derby.
We’ve got all your round’s scores, video and reaction for your Monday morning fix of the weekend’s Hyundai A-League. And note, Phoenix hosting Victory was postponed due to the earthquake in New Zealand.
Western Sydney Wanderers 1-1 Melbourne City
Tim Cahill’s return to his hometown for the first time in a domestic league match looked like ending in another script writer's dream for the veteran striker until a Wanderers late-show saw the spoils shared at Spotless.
Perth Glory 3-1 Adelaide United
It was a dramatic 90 minutes in the West that saw four goals, some heavy challenges, a red card and a smattering of controversy. It was too much even for the unflappable Gui Amor, who was sent to the stands by referee Jarred Gillett – much to the delight of more than 10,000 fans at nib.
Brisbane Roar 1-1 Sydney FC
Wearing a new all-maroon kit, Roar had to call on all their Queensland spirit to stop the Sky Blues machine. More than 17,000 fans witnessed an absorbing contest with a couple of cracking goals – including a stunning drought-breaker for a Sydney FC midfielder.
Newcastle Jets 1-1 Central Coast Mariners
Quiet first half, action-packed second in what was a good, old fashioned F3 Derby in the Hunter. In the end we saw two goals, seven yellow cards, a red and a fearsome contest in front of more than 11,000 fans as it finished all square between these two local rivals.