Team of the Week | Round 19
Melbourne Victory are the form team in the competition right now and their players are dominating my Team of the Week.
GF: Nathan Coe - The Victory stopper has been one of the best in the competition since returning to Australia and he proved it yet again with some brilliant reaction saves in the derby. LB: Jeremy Walker - The Heart youngster was out of position for Archie Thompson-s opener but that shouldn-t take away from an otherwise impressively mature performance. CB: Leigh Broxham - Next time you see Ange Postecoglou, ask him for the lottery numbers. Because if he can turn Leigh Broxham into a quality centre back there is no end to his magical powers. CB: Nikolai Topor-Stanley - We keep saying it but every week the Wanderers centre back brings his best to the pitch. Maybe it-s the influence of Popovic on him, but he continues to grow and grow and grow. Solid performance. RB: Scott Galloway - Debut? What debut? There was plenty written about the Victory kid ahead of the derby, but none of that mattered. A blue-and-white counterpoint to Walker on the opposite side. DM Luke Brattan - He of the hair has stepped up since Erik Paartalu set sail or checked out early into the season and in this game he played both the role of tough tackler and unlocker of defence very well. His free kicks were also very well executed. MF: Yousouff Hersi - He may not have hogged the headlines when he signed on at Blacktown, but Hersi has been a revelation this season and again at the weekend he was brilliant. The Commentators said the wide men were the difference for the Wanderers and they weren-t wrong. Two goals and an assist. Hersi was sublime. MF: Alessandro Del Piero - Just a pleasure to watch the old man in action, still a class above everyone else on the park. MF: Marco Rojas - Another week, another rampant Rojas display. After a season like this you know he-s on his way once it-s all over - but it-s certainly been a pleasure. MF: Marcos Flores - The Argentine doesn-t hog the headlines like he used to at Adelaide United but he-s no less influential, and was involved in both of Victory-s goals against Heart. S: Besart Berisha - He cops a lot of flak and he might have been on the edge once again thanks to a couple of silly challenges early in the piece. Despite that the Albanian again showed he can deliver the goods in the area. Berisha showed he is at his predatory best when in close, bagging a brace for the Roar.