Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 22

There were plenty of outstanding individual performances across the Hyundai A-League's split Round 22 over the past fortnight. 

But who did enough to make the Team of the Week? Here's who we've gone with in a 3-4-3 formation. 

KEEPER

Jamie Young (Roar) - Showed his class with another super display against Adelaide. Made several key saves, with a one-on-one denial of Nikola Mileusnic proving crucial.

Young
Jamie Young

DEFENDERS

Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Jets) - The centre-back was immense for a 10-man Jets outfit as they held a star-studded Sydney FC side at bay in a 2-1 upset win. 

Brendan Hamill (Wanderers) - Took both of his goals like a veteran striker, which was all the more important in the absence of Oriol Riera. Added five clearances in a top all-round performance.

Josh Risdon (Wanderers) - Might have had a goal to his credit, but the Caltex Socceroo can be more than satisfied with an assist, five clearances and 14 of 22 duels won.

Brendan Hamill and Josh Risdon
Brendan Hamill and Josh Risdon

MIDFIELDERS

Eric Bautheac (Roar) - Made the difference with a touch of class in the 1-0 win over Adelaide and could easily have finished with an assist.

Dimi Petratos (Jets) - The perfect foil for Nabbout. Kept his nerve to convert the opener from the spot at and would have a delightful second if not for the post.

Xavi Torres (Glory) - Given additional creative freedom with Diego Castro sidelined, Torres did his compatriot proud as that terrific late free-kicked capped off a dangerous display.

Thomas Kristensen (Roar) - Defended dutifully, distributed cleanly and helped keep Roar together under late pressure from a determined Reds outfit. 

Dimitri Petratos Jets
Dimitri Petratos

ATTACKERS

Andrew Nabbout (Jets) - His brilliant 30-yard winner against the champions was audacious, technically superb and the sign of a player at the peak of his powers.

Kosta Barbarouses (Victory) - The Kiwi winger was at his electric best in the Melbourne Derby, scoring a goal and posing a constant threat to the City goal in Victory's win. 

Mark Bridge (Wanderers) - An excellent display from the Wanderers skipper as he notched two assists and created eight chances - more than double of any other player on the pitch - in the resounding win over Wellington.

Victory
Kosta Barbarouses

MANAGER OF THE ROUND

Ernie Merrick (Jets) - The Scotsman masterminded Newcastle's thrilling 2-1 upset over Sydney FC with his side forced to play the majority of the match with 10 men. One of the most courageous wins in A-League history.