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Goal of the Week – Round 8

I’m not even allowing voting for the Round 8 goal of the week. There is no doubt that Tim Brown’s volley from almost fifty yards would win, so I’m just posting it here for all to see:

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10-Man Victory Survive Gold Coast

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Melbourne Victory 3 – Gold Coast United 2
Two goals up after 22 minutes, Melbourne Victory had Rody Vargas sent off, conceded twice and needed a header from Carlos Hernández, of all people, to emerge with a 3-2 win over Gold Coast United at AAMI Park. Playing their first game of the season at AAMI, the Victory looked to have the match wrapped after a first minute penalty was converted by Harry Kewell and a 22nd minute spot kick was scored by Hernández. But Vargas went in on Gol-Gol Mebrahtu with two feet and with studs up, earning a straight red card in the 33rd minute. Mebrahtu won a penalty just before half-time, which was scored by substitute Dylan Macallister, bringing the visitors back into the game. Peter Jungschläger brought further intrigue when he scored just two minutes after the break to level the score and bring reminders of the Victory’s lost two-goal lead just a week earlier. But Hernández headed in an Archie Thompson chip in the 79th minute to finally secure all three points for the home side. Kristian Rees did keep it interesting to the end, hitting the post, just as Jonas Salley had done in the first half, but it was not to be for the A-League’s bottom side. Melbourne jump all the way to third place with the three points, clearing Sydney FC on goal difference.

Wellington Phoenix 2 – Sydney FC 1
Speaking of Sydney, they were the lesser side for the majority of their match away to Wellington, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Phoenix at Westpac Stadium. Though the crowds did not turn out as they’d done in Auckland last weekend, the Yellow Fever were treated to an early goal from the spectacular Paul Ifill and and stunning goal from Tim Brown. The latter will surely be atop the list for Goal of the Year in the A-League as the midfielder slipped around Nicky Carle to claim Liam Reddy’s clearance before lobbing the helpless keeper from nearly fifty yards. That 59th minute goal was vital as a weird goal from Bruno Cazarine pulled one back for the visitors in the 70th minute. Yet the Phoenix were able to hold on with Mirjan Pavlović playing a key role in continuing the home side’s pressure to the end. Gathering full points from a top three (at the time) club was a good win for Wellington and lifts them to eighth place, just a point out of finals football and just two points shy of third place. Sydney had two shouts for penalties in the match, finally do not get a late equalizer or winner and sink to fourth place, now behind Melbourne Victory on goal difference.

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A-League Goal of the Week – Round 6

Iain Ramsay (Adelaide United v Gold Coast United)

Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets)

Tim Brown (Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix)

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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 Goal of the Week – Round 2

Tim Brown‘s headed effort against Newcastle Jets in Wellington is the winner of the Goal of the Week for Round 2, accruing 37.5% of the vote. The Phoenix midfielder’s goal narrowly beat out another wonderful effort from Gold Coast United’s James Brown and a great goal by Brisbane Roar’s Thomas Broich. Shane Smeltz got just one vote for what was a very nice goal against Melbourne Heart. Brown’s winning goal begins at the 0:26 mark.

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Smeltz Brace Leads Glory Past Heart

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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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