Stats review: Golden Boot favourite Krishna joins elite goalscoring group

Roy Krishna stole the show in the Hyundai A-League over the Easter weekend, and the prolific Wellington Phoenix striker joined some illustrious company in the process.

The 31-year-old Fijian forward struck a well-taken hat-trick against Melbourne City to reach 50 career Hyundai A-League goals and break a club record.

Meanwhile, Perth Glory's loss to Sydney FC saw the Premiers Plate winners denied a little piece of history of their own.

We take a look at that and more thanks to Opta data.

 

Roy Krishna scored a hat-trick against Melbourne City on Sunday to take his season's tally to 18

Super Krishna sets Phoenix marks

Roy Krishna's excellent season continued for the Wellington Phoenix.

The star forward scored a hat-trick to guide the New Zealanders to a 3-2 win over Melbourne City, boosting their chances of earning a home Elimination Final.

Krishna's 2018/19 goalscoring stats in full

Opta Widget: Roy Krishna gets to 18 goals

That triple means Krishna is up to 18 Hyundai A-League goals this season, surpassing Jeremy Brockie's 16 in 2012/13 to become the highest-scoring Phoenix player in a single campaign.

The 31-year-old also moved onto 50 goals in the competition, becoming just the 12th player to reach that milestone.

Riley McGree scored two for City, but they lost for the ninth time in their past 13 league games away to Wellington.

Glory fall short of record with Sydney loss

All-conquering premiers Perth Glory were finally stopped on the road.

A 1-0 loss to Sydney FC ended Perth's 14-match unbeaten run away from home in the Hyundai A-League, their streak just shy of Brisbane Roar's record of 16 set in 2010/11.

The Sky Blues' win was their sixth straight triumph at home to Perth, outscoring the Glory 20-1 in that period.

Adam Le Fondre's goal was his 16th of the league campaign. Only Bobo (27 in 2017/18) has scored more in a season for Sydney, while Marc Janko also netted 16 in 2014/15.

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Prolific: Sydney FC forward Adam Le Fondre

Reds end six-year wait against Victory

Adelaide United finally got the job done against rivals Melbourne Victory.

For the first time since 2012/13, the Reds secured back-to-back wins over Victory courtesy of last Friday night's 1-0 success.

George Blackwood breaks the deadlock in the Original Rivalry last weekend

George Blackwood's 81st-minute header was enough for Adelaide, who made it five wins from their past seven Hyundai A-League games at Coopers Stadium.

Victory, meanwhile, suffered back-to-back league away defeats for the first time since April 2018.

Jets' Suncorp Stadium love continues

The Newcastle Jets must wish they could run out at Suncorp Stadium every week.

Roy O'Donovan and Joey Champness each scored two as the Jets handed Brisbane Roar their biggest Hyundai A-League defeat with a 6-1 win.


It marked the Jets' 13th victory in 20 trips to the venue. Their win percentage (65%) at the ground is the best at any venue at which they have played at least 20 times.

Dimitri Petratos and Kwabena Appiah were also on the scoresheet for Newcastle, with Champness producing an assist in his standout performance.

Simon guides Mariners past Wanderers

Matt Simon's two goals helped the Central Coast Mariners upset Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1.

The two-goal win – also coming thanks to a Kye Rowles goal – was the Mariners' biggest since November 2017.

Matt Simon scores his second against the Wanderers

Rowles was later sent off after Mark Bridge had struck a consolation from the penalty spot for the Wanderers.

Simon is up to seven Hyundai A-League goals this season, which is his highest tally since 2011/12.