Tag Archives: Besart Berisha

Golden Boot – Round 11

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roarBesart Berisha – 9

perthShane Smeltz – 5

jetsRyan Griffiths – 5

mvfcCarlos Hernández – 5

heartMate Dugandžić – 5

mvfcArchie Thompson – 5

gcuJames Brown – 4

roarHenrique – 4

jetsJeremy Brockie – 4

sydNicky Carle – 4

ccmPatrick Zwaanswijk – 4

ccm Matt Simon – 4

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Golden Boot – Round 9

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Ryan Griffiths scored his second brace of the season to bring him onto this list, while Carlos Hernández and Shane Smeltz also moved up to five goals on the season. All three are now four behind Besart Berisha at the top of the ladder.

roarBesart Berisha – 9

perthShane Smeltz – 5

jetsRyan Griffiths – 5

mvfcCarlos Hernández – 5

gcuJames Brown – 4

roarHenrique – 4

sydNicky Carle – 4

heartMate Dugandžić – 4

ccmPatrick Zwaanswijk – 4

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Golden Boot – Round 8

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A first half brace from Besart Berisha pushed the Albanian striker to within one goal of double digits in 2011/12. Of those on this list, he was the only one to score at all, though Tim Brown’s wondergoal for Wellington Phoenix brought him to three on the season.

roarBesart Berisha – 9

gcuJames Brown – 4

roarHenrique – 4

sydNicky Carle – 4

perthShane Smeltz – 4

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Roar Break Record in 4-0 Walk Past Perth

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Brisbane Roar 4 – Perth Glory 0
Four first half goals secured the thirty-sixth consecutive match without a loss for homestanding Brisbane Roar, breaking the national record across all codes. Two goals apiece for Besart Berisha and Issey Nakajima-Farran gave the home side more than enough to coast through the second half and keep six points clear of Central Coast Mariners. Berisha, the league’s leading scorer, got his first in the 23rd minute before Nakajima-Farran scored his second and third goals of the season in succession. Berisha blasted a shot past Danny Vukovic just before half-time to inflict the final score on the visitors from Western Australia. After winning their first three, the Glory have taken just one point from their past five matches and are currently hanging on to fifth place. Meanwhile, the Roar continue to show the finest football in the A-League, particularly at Suncorp Stadium.

Central Coast Mariners 3 – Melbourne Heart 1
In Gosford, Melbourne Heart were again victim to questionable refereeing as Central Coast Mariners won 3-1 at Bluetongue. Heart’s Eli Babalj got a 78th minute goal to draw level with the Mariners’ Matt Simon. Yet a handball in the box was called against Jonathan Germano with Daniel McBreen converting the resulting penalty in the 82nd. Patrick Zwaanswijk finished off Heart when he scored on an 87th minute header. The Mariners have not lost since Round 3, winning four games in the process, edging clear of Sydney FC for second place and trailing Brisbane Roar by six points. The loss for Heart was their first since Round 2, ending a run that leaves them in sixth place, barely holding on for finals football.

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Golden Boot – Round 7

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Another week passed without Besart Berisha losing his place atop the A-League’s scoring ladder, though three other players did score their fourth goals of the season. Henrique, Nicky Carle (pictured) and Shane Smeltz all caught up with James Brown’s four goals and move within three of Berisha’s seven.

roarBesart Berisha – 7

gcuJames Brown – 4

roarHenrique – 4

sydNicky Carle – 4

perthShane Smeltz – 4

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A-League Golden Boot – Round 6

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Besart Berisha scored his league-leading seventh goal for Brisbane Roar and keeps three goals clear of his closest challenger. That is now James Brown, who scored his fourth in six games for Gold Coast United on the weekend. The only other player to enter, or in this case re-enter, this list is Mate Dugandžić, whose third goal of the season was also his third goal against Newcastle Jets this year.

roarBesart Berisha – 7

gcuJames Brown – 4

perthShane Smeltz – 3

jetsJeremy Brockie – 3

roarHenrique – 3

sydNicky Carle – 3

mvfcArchie Thompson – 3

heartMate Dugandžić – 3

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Phoenix Hold Roar at Suncorp

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Brisbane Roar 1 – Wellington Phoenix 1
Despite controlling possession and far outshooting the visitors from New Zealand, Brisbane Roar could only muster a 1-1 draw with Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium. Besart Berisha easily headed in a Thomas Broich free kick in the 11th minute, seemingly setting up a rout to cleanse last week’s bizarre 2-2 draw with Melbourne Victory from memory. Instead, the Phoenix relied on defensive coordination, a lot of luck and when the chance was given, a sweet combination to equalize. Leo Bertos’ cross-field pass to Nicky Ward was sublime, giving the latter the space and time to get to the endline and cut a ball back into the box. From there, Tim Brown, playing in his 100th game for Wellington, needed only to slot the ball into a mostly open net in the 37th minute. That exchange left the score level but seemed to be only the next goal of the game. Yet time and again, Brisbane created chances and either had them saved by the excellent Tony Warner or completely missed an open net. Kofi Danning and Issey Nakajima-Farran were the worst offenders though the whole of the Roar will rue missed opportunities to put away the visitors. The shared points keep Brisbane atop the ladder, but only by three points over surging Sydney FC. Wellington move up to ninth place on goal difference, leaving Gold Coast United in last.

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A-League Golden Boot – Round 5

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Though Besart Berisha is still the leading goal scorer in the A-League this season, Archie Thompson’s brace against Brisbane Roar lifts him onto this list for the first time. The same goes for Jeremy Brockie, whose double for Newcastle Jets won their game against Perth Glory last weekend. Meanwhile, Henrique and Nick Carle each got their third goals of the season while Shane Smeltz and young James Brown held their positions.

roarBesart Berisha – 6

perthShane Smeltz – 3

gcuJames Brown – 3

jetsJeremy Brockie – 3

roarHenrique – 3

sydNicky Carle – 3

mvfcArchie Thompson – 3

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A-League Golden Boot – Round 4

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Besart Berisha took a big lead in this season’s Golden Boot race by racking four goals against Adelaide United on Saturday. His six are now double Perth Glory’s Shane Smeltz and Gold Coast United’s James Brown. Nickly Carle got his second goal of the season for Sydney FC in Round 4 while Brisbane Roar got two penalties from Henrique, allowing the Brazilian to join this list.

roarBesart Berisha – 6

perthShane Smeltz – 3

gcuJames Brown – 3

heartMate Dugandžić – 2

jetsRyan Griffiths – 2

roarMitch Nichols – 2

sydNicky Carle – 2

roarHenrique – 2

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Round 4 A-League Team of the Week

gcuManager – Miron Bleiberg (Gold Coast United)

mvfcGoalkeeper – Ante Čović (Melbourne Victory)

heartDefender – Simon Colosimo (Melbourne Heart)

sydDefender – Pascal Bosschaart (Sydney FC)

gcuDefender – Kristian Rees (Gold Coast United)

roarMidfielder – Mitch Nichols (Brisbane Roar)

gcuMidfielder – Maceo Rigters (Gold Coast United)

heartMidfielder – Mate Dugandžić (Melbourne Heart)

wpMidfielder – Dani Sánchez (Wellington Phoenix)

roarForward – Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar)

ccmForward – Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners)

mvfcForward – Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)

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