A-League

Sky Blues unstoppable, still undefeated

Thursday January 26, 2017 by  

Sydney FC came from behind to deservedly move an incredible 11 points clear at the top of the A-League and stretch their unbeaten run to an immense 17 games since the start of the season.

Filip Holosko’s first half header cancelled out James Troisi’s opener for second placed Melbourne before Bernie Ibini scored a stunning second half winner.

Hosts Melbourne were reduced to ten men after James Donachie was sent off following a reckless challenge on Alex Brosque, as the striker looked to increase the Sky Blues lead. Read more

Phoenix succumb to Maclaren sucker-punch

Saturday January 21, 2017 by  

Wellington Phoenix have fallen just short of a memorable week for the club after Jamie Maclaren’s late goal handed Brisbane Roar all three points at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

Just moments shy of their third clean sheet in eight days, a mistake at the back has hurt Wellington as Brisbane Roar have picked the Phoenix’s pockets with fourth place on the A-League ladder on the line.

Wellington started brightly, and in the fourth minute Roly Bonevacia’s clever ball found Kosta Barbarouses but his wicked cross evaded his Phoenix teammates. Read more

Sky Blues move eight points clear

Friday January 20, 2017 by  

Sydney FC extended their unbeaten season to 16 games and move eight points clear on top of the A-League table with a deserved 2-0 victory over defending champions, Adelaide United on Friday night.

The Sky Blues secured the win during a lively period in the second half with two goals in the space of two minutes.

After Brosque’s superb first-time volley broke the deadlock, Ninkovic quickly doubled his side’s lead with a calm finish just past the hour mark. Read more

Sky Blues maintain unbeaten run in derby draw

Saturday January 14, 2017 by  

Sydney FC have maintained their unbeaten start to the A-League season after an entertaining Sydney Derby ended scoreless in front of 40,143 tonight.

The Sky Blues created an array of chances in the first half and came close to breaking the deadlock on several occasions against a dogged Western Sydney defence.

As the match wore on and the humid conditions took their toll, the Wanderers created a few chances of their own but were unable to breach the goal of an inspired Danny Vukovic. Read more

Phoenix secure a hat-trick of wins over Mariners

Saturday January 14, 2017 by  

On his return to the side after an injury layoff Michael McGlinchey scored in the opening 10 minutes to seal Wellington Phoenix a 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

The home side began the match brightly and duly took the lead 10 minutes in when McGlinchey beat the goalkeeper at the near post with a fierce drive.

Wellington continued to attack and were unfortunate not to add to their lead, particularly in the first half, but in the end the solitary strike proved enough to give the hosts the three points and put them within touching distance of the top six. Read more

Mariners reveal plans for Central Coast Stadium

Tuesday January 10, 2017 by  

The Central Coast Mariners have today unveiled their bold vision for Central Coast Stadium that has been formally presented to the Stadium’s current owners and operators, Central Coast Council in a bid to transform the venue into a world class entertainment hub.

World Class entertainment hub plans for Central Coast Stadium unveiled today.
Photo courtesy of Central Coast Mariners

Mariners’ owner Mike Charlesworth has instructed the club to formally present a management rights proposal to council, citing concerns that the current business model does not facilitate best practice which contributes to the lack of growth and improvement of Central Coast Stadium.

Central Coast Stadium was officially opened in February 2000 and has remained relatively untouched during its 17-years-of-existence which has resulted in the venue become dated and in need of immediate attention. Read more

Carney strike sinks Mariners

Sunday January 8, 2017 by  

A late David Carney header has ensured Sydney FC restored their seven point lead at the top of the A-League and go into the second half of the season undefeated.

Carney’s 77th minute strike came just a minute after the Mariners had drawn level at 2-2 through Scott Galloway.

Sydney FC’s Brazilian striker Bobô had earlier given the Sky Blues a 2-0 lead with a superb opening strike followed by a simple tap in thanks to good work from Milos Ninkovic. Read more

Taggart heads Perth to Glory over Wellington

Thursday January 5, 2017 by  

Adam Taggart’s fifth goal of the season ensured Perth Glory return to the winner’s circle with a come from behind 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on a rainy Thursday night.

It was an entertaining end-to-end encounter from start to finish at nib Stadium in front of 9,210 fans, with classy goals and plenty of cards in the ‘Long Distance Derby’ victory for Perth.

Wellington was quick out of the blocks in the Round 14 encounter, as Roy Krishna opened the scoring in just the sixth minute from inside the area. Read more

Jurman set for Life changing move

Tuesday January 3, 2017 by  

Sydney FC has agreed a deal with a top Asian club for the transfer of centre half Matt Jurman.

The defender will make the life-changing move during the January transfer window and Head Coach Graham Arnold thanked the powerful 27-year old for his time at the club.

“Matt has been a great servant to Sydney FC during two spells and has grown as a defender over the last couple of years. Read more

Sky Blues complete Goalkeeper signing

Monday January 2, 2017 by  

Sydney FC has completed the signing of goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne on an 18 month contract.

Sydney FC announce the signing of former Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne.
Photo courtesy of A-League/FFA

The 27 year old shot-stopper joins the Sky Blues to link up again with Head Goalkeeping Coach John Crawley and current number 1 Danny Vukovic, whom he played under and with during a two year spell at the Central Coast Mariners.

Redmayne is the first Sydney FC signing of this transfer window.

“I’m delighted to be joining the leading club in the country and excited to be working with John Crawley and Danny Vukovic again, as well as Graham Arnold,” he said.

“Crawley is a fantastic coach I’ve been lucky enough to work with JC at NSWIS and Central Coast Mariners. His successful track record of developing and maximising goalkeepers’ potential is second to none and I’m looking forward to working under him once again, to help elevate my game. Read more