Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 1

There were some exceptional performances to kick-off the Hyundai A-League season but who managed to get into our Team of the Week?

See who made the cut in our attack-minded 4-3-3 formation.

KEEPER

Vedran Janjetovic: Wanderers

No one keeper really stood out but Janjetovic was there when Wanderers needed him to keep out Glory. A solid opening round display from the custodian.

Vedran Janjetovic was excellent against Glory.
Janjetovic gets an attack started against Glory.

DEFENCE

Luke Wilkshire: Sydney FC

His assist for the only goal of the Big Blue was class. Playing in an unfamiliar left back role, the veteran showed fabulous energy and quality.

Playing left-back proved no problem for Wilkshire in Melbourne.
Playing left-back proved no problem for Wilkshire in Melbourne.

Rhys Williams: Melbourne Victory

Composed, aggressive and a defensive leader. Showed exactly why the Big V courted him with a superb display in the Big Blue.

It was an excellent Victory debut for Rhys Williams.
It was an excellent Victory debut for Rhys Williams.

Raul Llorente: Wanderers

Looks an excellent signing. Attacking mentality, aggressive too. Shone against Glory on Sunday.

The attack-minded left-back was everywhere against Glory.
The attack-minded left-back was everywhere against Glory.

MIDFIELD

Tom Hiariej: Mariners

5-1 was a little harsh on the Mariners. Hiariej was one of a number of Mariners who caught the eye in the F3 Derby.

Even in a beaten team, the Dutchman stood out for the Mariners.
Even in a beaten team, the Dutchman stood out for the Mariners.

Luke Brattan: Melbourne City

Looks super-fit and lean. Was energetic with his customary excellent passing game in the 2-0 win over Roar.

Luke Brattan in action against Brisbane Roar on Friday night.
Luke Brattan in action against Brisbane Roar on Friday night.

Roly Bonevacia: Wanderers

From the start he was positive and dangerous. Looks fit and ready for a big season at Wanderland

Bonevacia looks set for a big season at Wanderland.
Bonevacia looks set for a big season at Wanderland.

Adrian Mierzejewski: Sydney FC

Already living up to the pre-season hype of his ability. Provided moments of class in another clinical performance from the Sky Blues.

Adrian Mierzejewski gets a shot away against Victory.
Adrian Mierzejewski gets a shot away against Victory.

STRIKERS

Roy O’Donovan: Jets

Couldn’t have scripted his return to Gosford any better. A first-half hat-trick and then two assists after the break. Take a bow Roy!

Roy O'Donovan enjoyed a dream return to Gosford with his new club.
Roy O'Donovan enjoyed a dream return to Gosford with his new club.

Andrew Nabbout: Jets

Along with O’Donovan, terrorised the Mariners defence in their big F3 Derby win. His cross for the Jets’ third goal was simply stunning.

Andrew Nabbout was excellent against the Mariners.
Andrew Nabbout was excellent against the Mariners.

Alvaro Cejudo: Wanderers

The Spaniard looks a real player. Was excellent on his Wanderers debut with his no-look pass to set up Riera’s goal a real treat.

Alvaro Cejudo runs at the Glory defence.
Alvaro Cejudo runs at the Glory defence.

MANAGER OF THE ROUND

Ernie Merrick: Jets

The Jets boss couldn’t help but crack a smile after masterminding his side’s crushing derby win over the Mariners. Looks to have instilled a real confidence and belief in his squad, who sit atop the ladder after round 1 for the first time in the club’s history.

Ernie Merrick was all smiles after the Jets' big win over the Mariners.
Ernie Merrick was all smiles after the Jets' big win over the Mariners.