Catch up with what’s happened so far in the Summer of Football with all results, video highlights and reaction as the goals flew in during Hyundai A-League Round 12.
An absorbing 1-1 draw at Suncorp on Friday night featured a cracking second-half strike from Roar defender Corey Brown that was cancelled out by some set-piece brilliance from Wanderers skipper Dimas in a match not helped by a challenging Suncorp surface.
The Jets came from behind twice to pick up a point against the improving Phoenix who saw Kosta Barbarouses score his first goal of the season. But the home side equalised within three minutes of the resumption through Andrew Hoole only for Wellington to retake the lead almost immediately via Gui Finkler. But that man Andrew Nabbout was on hand to cap off an entertaining clash and keep the Jets in the six.
Alex Brosque bagged a brace in clinically dispatching the reigning champions who couldn’t match Sydney’s killer edge, with the visitors going ahead through Filip Holosko after half an hour. And after the break Brosque and Rhyan Grant combined for three goals in a rampant 13-minute spell. Sydney’s first win in Adelaide since February 2012 means they remain unbeaten in all 12 matches this season.
The Summer of Football sizzled in one of the season’s greatest – if not greatest – games. Stunning goals, two penalty saves, two red cards, passion, controversy and seemingly end-to-end action at AAMI Park. This had it all.
On a humid night in Melbourne, Victory should have been out of sight by half-time but built on their 1-0 lead with a clinical nine-minute spell early in the second half scoring three times against a desperately disappointing Mariners, who had talented youngster Trent Buhagiar to thank for a well-taken consolation goal in the final minutes. Victory are back - though bigger challenges lie ahead.