Team of the Week | round 13
If the A-League is better than ever, then it's only going to improve judging by some of the young talent on display this week.
If the A-League is better than ever, then it's only going to improve judging by some of the young talent on display in round 13.
GK Eugene Galekovic: The Reds skipper may have been on the losing side, but time and time again he kept the Reds in the game with some spectacular saves in yet another brilliant display.
LB Rhyan Grant: Employed as an emergency leftback, Grant dominated Michael McGlinchey and nearly scored the winner for Sydney FC, beating Mat Ryan, but denied by the woodwork.
CB Trent Sainsbury: Twice he saved Mat Ryan some blushes and despite the loss he snuffed out several Sydney chances in yet another assured performance.
CB Connor Chapman: The 18-year-old might have seen the Jets defence breaced three times - mostly by Marco Rojas magic - but that didn-t stop him putting in a display of great potential. He was matched at the other end by Victory-s Nick Ansell, who stood up to Emile Heskey.
RB Leo Bertos: He may be new to the defensive caper but the yellow fever were chanting his name with good reason, Bertos got loose down the right and showed why he is one of the most dangerous crossers of the ball in the league.
MF Mitch Nichols: Much maligned, often this season he has been out of focus and out of favour, but Nichols showed what a talent he is when he dipped his shoulder and fooled Iain Fyfe to tee Henrique up, but more than that he delivered for the entire 90 minutes.
MF Louis Fenton: How good is this kid? Ricki Herbert may have lost Marco Rojas but give Fenton some time and he may become a better player. Scratch that he will become a better player, because he is more robust than Rojas and does a lot of work in defence as well as being deadly in front of goal.
MF Alessandro Del Piero: Well it was the Del Piero show for Sydney FC. He got half the Mariners cards, sucking them in time and time again to the challenge and delivered great passes on a consistent basis. Dominant!
MF Marco Rojas: With Tom Rogic out of the running after his red card, the peewee Kiwi is looking like a shoe-in for the Johnny Warren medal. Both his goals were brilliant individual efforts, the sort of talent you can-t teach.
ST Jeremy Brockie: Bagged himself a nice brace, even if one of them was from the penalty spot. He scored goals and lifted his team. After seasons on the fringes, Brockie is developing into one of the best strikers in the competition.
ST Tyler Boyd: The 17-year-old has continued to impress of late and like Fenton might just have a big future. His pace and ability to beat the man then get the ball into the right areas were crucial to the Phoenix in what was a splendid performance.