Here’s your Monday morning fix of Hyundai A-League Round 9 with a recap of results, video highlights and reaction.
Melbourne Victory 1-1 Perth Glory
Despite dominating much of Harvey Norman Friday Night Football, Victory couldn’t land that killer blow to knock over the plucky WA outfit, who had Andy Keogh to thank after his stunning opener at AAMI Park.
Central Coast Mariners 1-4 Western Sydney Wanderers
Incredibly, Mariners were a goal up inside the first few minutes but conceded immediately after Blake Powell’s opener and the visitors subsequently riot, despite losing keeper Jerrad Tyson to a second half red card.
Melbourne City 1-1 Brisbane Roar
City’s third game in six days and they battled to a hard-earned, at times spiteful, draw with Roar who had Michael Theo to thank with another stellar showing between the posts.
Newcastle Jets 0– 2 Sydney FC
The Sky Blues bounced back from their midweek Westfield FFA Cup Final loss with a solid win in the Hunter. For the home side, their season continues to nosedive after a fifth loss.
Adelaide United 2–0 Wellington Phoenix
It was Brazilian striker Henrique who stole the show with a first half brace to boost the resurgent Reds.