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Round 2 A-League Team of the Week

perthManager – Ian Ferguson (Perth Glory)

aufcGoalkeeper – Eugene Galeković (Adelaide United)

ccmDefender – Patrick Zwaanswijk (Central Coast Mariners)

roarDefender – Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar)

wpDefender – Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix)

aufcDefender – Milan Šušak (Adelaide United)

aufcMidfielder – Dario Vidošić (Adelaide United)

wpMidfielder – Daniel (Wellington Phoenix)

roarMidfielder – Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar)

gcuMidfielder – James Brown (Gold Coast United)

heartForward – David Williams (Melbourne Heart)

perthForward – Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory)

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Smeltz Brace Leads Glory Past Heart


Melbourne Heart 1 – Perth Glory 2
A goal in each half from Shane Smeltz were enough for Perth Glory to take all three points from Melbourne Heart on Sunday, 2-1 at AAMI Park. Smeltz opened his account for the Glory on a header from a Liam Miller cross but was equalized on the half-our by a David Williams penalty for the Heart. A week after narrowly missing out on his Perth debut, Smeltz made it two in his second Glory goal when he bent a shot from just outside the box to restore the visitors’ lead and claim the victory. The second straight failure leave Heart as the only club without a point through the first two rounds, a fact that is compounded by the short-term loss of Marquee Player Fred, who exited in the first half due to a hamstring injury. As for Glory, they have put the doldrums of 2010/11 behind them on the strength of their new recruits. Their six points are equalled only by Brisbane Roar.

Wellington Phoenix 2 – Newcastle Jets 0
In New Zealand, Wellington Phoenix scored twice before having two players sent off against Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium. Tim Brown grabbed the first Phoenix goal when his header beat Ben Kennedy in the 18th minute. Just prior to the goal, Wellington lost midfielder Paul Ifill to another groin injury, forcing his replacement for the second straight week. Daniel came on for Ifill and changed the game. His play on the wing gave Wellington a constant threat, a force that ultimately led to his scoring the second goal from a Tony Lochhead cross. Despite the 2-0 lead, the Phoenix saw Nick Ward and Brown sent off in the game’s final moments, with manager Ricki Herbert incredulous. Despite finishing just just nine men, Wellington held off the Jets and moved up to third place on the ladder with four points. The opening game win against Melbourne Heart was dampened by the away loss for Newcastle, who have one just once in Wellington. Still, their three points are good for fifth place.

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