A-League

Mariners celebrate NYE with three points

Thursday December 31, 2015 by  

The Central Coast Mariners have recorded a convincing 3-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix on the last day of 2015 courtesy of goals to Fabio Ferreira, Mitch Austin & Mickey Neill.

Two goals in the space of four minutes to Ferreira & Austin plus a maiden A-League goal in the second half to Neill were enough to seal three points at Central Coast Stadium.

It was an attacking and entertaining affair on Gosford’s waterfront for the 10,073 Members and fans who turned out on New Year’s Eve. Read more

Sky Blues draw 2015 AFC winners

Thursday December 10, 2015 by  

Sydney FC have been drawn against 2015 AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande in group H for the group stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League, following the live draw made in Kuala Lumpur tonight.

The group is rounded out by the third ranked Japanese team, to be announced in January, and the winner of Playoff 1, to be contested between teams from Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong, as the Sky Blues take part in their third AFC Champions League campaign following spells in 2007 and 2011.

The Sky Blues have never faced Guangzhou, coached by FIFA World Cup winner and former Chelsea FC manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, but have experience against teams from China, remaining undefeated against teams from the nation, having twice faced Shanghai Shenua in the group stage winning twice and drawing twice. Read more

Young Glory backline holds Sydney FC scoreless

Saturday November 21, 2015 by  

A young Glory backline comprising of WA duo Alex Grant and Aryn Williams matched it with glamour of the Sky Blues attacking prowess.

The match was cagey from the offset, with both teams battling for possession in midfield. Glory had most of the territory in the early going, but were unable to carve out any major chances until the 22nd minute. Socceroo Josh Risdon positioned himself well to get on the end of a Richard Garcia cross but the fullback could not find the target, as he dragged his shot wide.

Sydney’s first shot followed 6 minutes later. An Alex Gersbach cross found Filip Holosko, however the Slovakian’s header was tame and easily collected by Glory ‘keeper Ante Covic. Read more

Injury hit Glory lose in Brisbane

Sunday November 15, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has lost its A-League Round Six clash against Brisbane Roar 1-0. Glory arrived at Suncorp Stadium on the back of last week’s FFA Cup final loss searching for three vital A-League points.

With injuries to Gyorgy Sandor, Chris Harold, Mitch Oxborrow, Dino Djulbic and the loss of Josh Risdon (Socceroos), Glory had to re-shuffle its line-up.

The match started evenly with neither team taking the upper hand until the hosts started to dominate play and possession mid-way through the first-half. Read more

Foreign flair runs riot over Reds

Sunday October 25, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has earned its first three points of the A-League season, thanks to an emphatic 3-1 victory over Adelaide United at nib Stadium on Sunday.

New signings Guyon Fernandez and Diego Castro scored their first goals for the club, as Glory took to the field for its third match in seven days. Both goals were set up by returning captain Richard Garcia, who was voted the QBE Supporters’ Man of the Match.

While Adelaide dominated possession from the outset, the South Australians could not muster a clean shot on target in the first 45 as a result of some stringent Glory defending. Read more

Sydney FC sign striker Matt Simon

Monday August 3, 2015 by  

Sydney FC have secured the services of towering striker Matt Simon on a one year deal the club announced today.

Simon, who is a free agent, penned a contract with the Sky Blues this afternoon following a two week trial with the club, during which he scored and assisted in their pre-season victory against Macarthur Rams.

The 29 year old has made over 150 appearances in the A-League and is the Central Coast Mariners’ record goal scorer with 45 goals. Read more

Amor to replace Gombau

Friday July 24, 2015 by  

The Adelaide United Football Club would like to announce the mutual termination of the contract of head coach Josep Gombau, with the clubs’ current Technical Director Guillermo Amor to take over the reins.

Josep Gombau was contracted to the club until the end of the 2016/17 season, however, following a request from Josep to be released from his contract due to family reasons the Club has reluctantly, on compassionate grounds acceded to his request.

The Spaniard will leave his mark on this club, through football but also through his character and relationship with the players, fans and staff. Read more

Covic heads west for more Glory

Wednesday July 8, 2015 by  

Perth Glory FC is proud to announce it has captured the signature of one of Australia’s most decorated goalkeepers for the 2015/16 A-League season.

Ante Covic heads to Perth, after being named Player of the Tournament at last year’s Asian Champions League final.

Covic, who turned 40 last month, said he wasn’t ready, to step away from football. Read more

Reds sign former Chelsea and Southampton youth

Saturday July 4, 2015 by  

Adelaide United is delighted to announce exciting 18-year-old attacking midfielder, George Mells, has signed a contract with the Club for the 2015/16 campaign with the option to extend for a further season.

After attracting widespread interest during his early footballing years, Mells left Australia at the age of 12 to sign for Chelsea FC’s youth team and later moved to fellow English Premier League outfit, Southampton, when he was 14.

Mells grabbed the attention of United officials due to his great technical skills and the invaluable experience he’s gained during his time in the United Kingdom, giving him a great football base. Read more

A-League 2015-16 Season to kick-off in October

Monday June 29, 2015 by  

The A-League 2015/16 Season kicks off in October with three blockbuster rounds featuring a Sydney Derby, Melbourne Derby and an Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory blockbuster at Adelaide Oval to give fans a turbo charged start to Season 11 of Australia’s premier domestic football competition.

The season will burst into action on Thursday 8 October as the Western Sydney Wanderers host Brisbane Roar, kick-starting a season that will run uninterrupted through to the A-League 2016 Grand Final, which will played on Sunday 1 May 2016.

Round one will feature the traditional interstate Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory clash at Adelaide Oval on Friday 9 October. Read more