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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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Central Coast Take the Top

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Brisbane Roar 1 – Central Coast Mariners 2
After a slow start to the season, Central Coast Mariners have now won five straight and are unbeaten in their last eight, taking over the top of the ladder with a 2-1 away defeat of Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. Just 10,006 showed up to see the slumping Roar give up two first half goals, one from Mustafa Amini (pictured) in the sixth minute and the other from Pedj Bojić in first half injury time. Kofi Danning pulled one back for the struggling home side when his 83rd minute shot deflected off of Patrick Zwaanswijk. The third straight loss for Brisbane, after thirty-six unbeaten, is a bit of a shock to the A-League hierarchy, though it can be at least partially explained by injuries and absences of Matt Smith and Thomas Broich. The Mariners are now top with a game in hand.

Newcastle Jets 1 – Sydney FC 2
Sydney FC came from a goal down, scoring twice in the final half-hour to defeat F3 rivals Newcastle Jets 2-1 at Ausgrid Stadium. Jeremy Brockie got the opener for the Jets off the volley in the 25th minute. But a reshuffling for the Sky Blues when Brett Emerton was removed due to injury at half-time led to increased offensive production. Rhyan Grant was the replacement and his cross led directly to Sydney’s first goal, a Bruno Carazine effort in the 59th minute. The visitors got the match-winner in the 84th when a poor Jets clearance came to Pascal Bosschaart whose ball back into the box was headed in by Juho Mäkelä. All three points for Sydney take them to fourth place, only trailing Melbourne Heart on goal difference. Newcastle barely hang on to a finals position despite the home loss.

Perth Glory 1 – Melbourne Heart 2
A dramatic 87th minute goal from Mate Dugandžić saw Melbourne Heart to yet another win, this time at the expense of Perth Glory. The 2-1 win at the nib Stadium came after the teams traded goals in a three minute spell in the first half. Matt Thompson opened scoring for Heart in the 33rd minute but was quickly equalized by Billy Mehmet in the 35th. The score remained until an Aziz Behich shot was saved by Danny Vukovic but headed in by Dugandžić. Heart stay clear of Sydney on goal difference while the Glory remain outside of the finals positions, currently seventh.

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Round 6 A-League Team of the Week

wpManager – Ricki Herbert (Wellington Phoenix)

sydGoalkeeper – Liam Reddy (Sydney FC)

sydDefender – Jamie Coyne (Sydney FC)

wpDefender – Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix)

mvfcDefender – Rodrigo Vargas (Melbourne Victory)

roarMidfielder – Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar)

aufcMidfielder – Iain Ramsay (Adelaide United)

heartMidfielder – Mate Dugandžić (Melbourne Heart)

wpMidfielder – Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix)

sydMidfielder – Nicky Carle (Sydney FC)

heartMidfielder – Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart)

wpForward – Chris Greenacre (Wellington Phoenix)

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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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Heart Finally Break Through

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Melbourne Heart 3 – Newcastle Jets 0
Three second half goals finally gave Melbourne Heart the breakthrough they have so narrowly missed so far this season in a 3-0 defeat of Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park. Though less than 6000 turned up to watch the A-League’s last place side host the second place Jets, those who did manage to go were treated to an interesting and attacking match from both sides. Despite finishing the first half scoreless, bot sides had good looks at the goal, with the home side coming closest on more than one occasion. Yet it was a goal from Fred (pictured) that opened the match up for Heart as he calmly blasted a shot after substitute Eli Barbalj did the hard work in the box. Fred’s 66th minute goal was quickly followed by Mate Dugandžić doubling the advantage when he collected a disastrous back pass from Tarek Elrich and easily beat Ben Kennedy in the 73rd. The rout was confirmed in the 85th minute when Aziz Behich, one of the best players on the pitch all night, created a shot for himself from the left side of the box and wonderfully curled the ball past Kennedy. The win was the first of the season for Heart though it does extend their unbeaten streak to four games. Meanwhile, the loss is a disappointing one for the Jets as they continue to work their way into the season under new, old manager Gary van Egmond.

Central Coast Mariners 0 – Melbourne Victory 0
A scoreless draw saw Melbourne Victory pick up another clean sheet, this time behind teenaged goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas at Bluetongue in Gosford. Yet the Victory were also kept from scoring for the fourth time this season in their third 0-0 match in six weeks, this time by Matt Ryan. Thomas watched thankfully as Central Coast’s Daniel McBreen’s first half header hit both the crossbar and the post near the half-hour after Rodrigo Vargas had cleared an earlier shot off the line. Late on, both Adrian Leijer and Troy Hearfield had excellent chances go begging as neither side could figure out a way to score. The shared points keep both sides within the realm of finals football, but just.

Perth Glory 0 – Sydney FC 1
And Sydney FC climbed all the way to second place by taking three points from Perth Glory at the nib Stadium. Mark Bridge scored in first half injury time as the Sky Blues spoiled Perth’s 15th anniversary celebration as Nicky Carle contributed the winning assist, marking the third straight game where his touch has given points for Sydney. Goalkeeper Liam Reddy was back in top form as he kept the visitors ahead during a second half barrage including saves against Bas van den Brink, Liam Miller and Danny Vukovic. The Glory’s Adam Hughes smashed the crossbar while Travis Dodd, Shane Smeltz and Mile Sterjovski all came agonizingly close for the home side during a frantic second half. In the end, Perth remain on nine points, now having lost their last three games. Sydney, after a slow start, are second only to Brisbane Roar at the top of the ladder.

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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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A-League Golden Boot – Round 3

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Perhaps it’s too early to start this count, but I’ll be keeping track of the Golden Boot contestants throughout the season. Here’s where it stands after Round 3:

perthShane Smeltz – 3

roarBesart Berisha – 2

gcuJames Brown – 2

heartMate Dugandžić – 2

jetsRyan Griffiths – 2

roarMitch Nichols – 2

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Round 3 A-League Team of the Week

jetsManager – Craig Deans (Newcastle Jets)

mvfcGoalkeeper – Ante Čović (Melbourne Victory)

heartDefender – Simon Colosimo (Melbourne Heart)

sydDefender – Jamie Coyne (Sydney FC)

wpDefender – Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix)

roarMidfielder – Erik Paartalu (Brisbane Roar)

sydMidfielder – Terry Antonis (Sydney FC)

heartMidfielder – Mate Dugandžić (Melbourne Heart)

roarMidfielder – Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar)

jetsMidfielder – Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets)

wpForward – Alex Smith (Wellington Phoenix)

perthForward – Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory)

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Round 1 A-League Team of the Week

jetsManager – Craig Deans (Newcastle Jets)

mvfcGoalkeeper – Ante Čović (Melbourne Victory)

roarDefender – Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar)

roarDefender – Matt Jurman (Brisbane Roar)

sydDefender – Pascal Bosschaart (Sydney FC)

heartMidfielder – Mate Dugandžić (Melbourne Heart)

gcuMidfielder – James Brown (Gold Coast United)

perthMidfielder – Andrezinho (Perth Glory)

heartMidfielder – Fred (Melbourne Heart)

jetsForward – Ryan Griffiths (Newcastle Jets)

wpForward – Chris Greenacre (Wellington Phoenix)

perthForward – Billy Mehmet (Perth Glory)

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