A fascinating top-of-the-table clash, a drought-breaking triumph for the Jets and big wins for Wellington, Victory and Brisbane. We’ve got your Monday morning catch-up of the weekend’s Hyundai A-League.
The Hyundai A-League’s top two put on another engrossing 90 minutes, with the Sky Blues remaining unbeaten despite trailing at the break and playing with 10-men after Josh Brillante’s red card. The clash also featured a stunning goal from City's Argentine pocket-rocket, Fernando Brandan.
After the resignation of coach Ernie Merrick during the week, the Nix players gave interim bosses Chris Greenacre and Des Buckingham the perfect start with an emphatic win over a disappointing Mariners, including a goal-of-the-season contender from Vince Lia.
Just like at Etihad last month, Wanderers dominated the chances but Victory scored the goals and took the points. It was Besart Berisha’s night with his hat-trick securing a massive win for the visitors and the perfect boost ahead of what looms as the biggest ever Melbourne Derby.
The Jets snapped an 11 year – or 4033 day – wait for a win over Glory in Perth. And it was only an inspired performance from the home side’s keeper Liam Reddy, who made 11 saves, which denied Mark Jones’ troops an even bigger winning margin.
There was no happy homecoming for ex-Brisbane star Henrique as his new club Adelaide endured a miserable afternoon at Suncorp Stadium. Henrique even conceded a penalty as the Thomas duo – Kristensen and Broich – scored three of the four goals for Roar.