A-League: Round 4 Review

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Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix 2-0

This is City’s first win after losing seven out of nine Friday matches.

Melbourne took control very early on, with two magnificent goals from De Laet & Fornaroli.

The Phoenix were unbeaten in the season’s first two rounds, but now have lost two in a row. Kurto was an absolute stand out for Wellington. The VR got a bit of a workout too.

Wellington meet Adelaide at home in Round 5.

Attendance: 6,410


Western Sydney v Brisbane Roar 2-2

Despite the unpleasant behaviour of a lone spectator, it was a terrific match all round in front of a supportive crowd. Mudgee rolled out a sea of Red & Black for the visiting teams. The ground was in magnificent condition too. Western Sydney led from very early on, scoring two goals in 15 minutes. But then became almost complacent, almost cruising through to the full-time. The Roar are still without a win this season.


Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets 1-1

The Sky Blues controlled most of the game until Nick Cowburn saved the Jets from a 1-nil loss with a late goal. It was his first A-League goal and the Jets third goal of the season. Newcastle face off against Western Sydney in two weeks.

Attendance: 11,415


Perth Glory v Adelaide United 2-0

Talk about luck of the Irish, Andy Keogh was definitely in the right place at the right time. The Glory now sit at the top of the ladder after a great match against the Reds on Sunday.

The VAR got a bit of a workout, but it ended up a being a good decision this time.

United goalie Paul Izzo made a great save late in the game.

Attendance: 9,705


Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners 4-1

The first half was all Victory. They went into the second half 3 goals up.

The Victory have won the last 16 matches against the Mariners. Corey Brown got his first goal wearing the Navy Blue. Mario Shabow scored his first A-League goal. This was Melbourne Victory’s 100th win on home soil. They’re definitely the ones to watch this year.

Attendance: 16,508



The A-League pauses for the International Break from 12-20 November 2018.


Check out the new Replays feature for the A-League in the My Football Live App. Lots of highlights, interviews and match reviews from Round 3 in the News section



Coming up - Round 5


Friday November 23

Western Sydney V Newcastle Jets

7:50pm Spotless Stadium


Saturday November 24

Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United

5:35pm Westpac Stadium


Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City

7:50pm Suncorp Stadium


Sunday November 25

Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

5:00pm Jubilee Stadium


Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners

7:00pm nib Stadium


All times are AEDT


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