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A-League: Matchweek 6 Round up

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Yet another exciting round of A-League comes to an end with surprising results. This round has been a super blaster with some teams picking up their first win and some picking up their first loss.

Central Coast Mariners picks up their first win of the season defeating Sydney FC who were handed their first loss of the season. Goals from Andrew Hoole on the 19th minute and Jake McGing on the 55th minute followed by Alan Baro’s red card brought the Mariners all three points for the first time this season. They go up to the 6th spot while Sydney FC falls to the 3rd spot.

Adelaide United lost to Newcastle Jets at home by one goal to two. A 24th minute goal from Nikola Mileusnic gave United the lead. But Ben Kantarovski equalised at the edge of half time and Andrew Nabbout’s goal just at the beginning of the second half was enough for the Jets to get an away win. Jets sit on the top of the table while United fall to the 8th spot.

Wellington Phoenix shocked everyone as they hit five past Perth Glory in a high voltage match. Xavi Torres gave Glory a lead in the 9th minute, but Phoenix equalised within four minutes via Dario Vidosic. Goran Paracki gave Phoenix the lead against the run of play in the 34th minute. Both the teams went down the tunnel at half time with Glory trailing. As soon as the second half started, Shane Lowry scored a quick goal and made it 2-2. But Guilherme Finkler gave Phoenix the lead yet another time in the 52nd minute. But this time there was no coming back for the away team. Andrija Kaluderovic scored in the 74th minute and then scored a penalty in the 87th minute to make it a 5-2 win for the Phoenix. Phoenix go up to the 7th spot while Glory sit tight on the 5th.

Defending champions Melbourne Victory are yet to win a match this season. They drew against Brisbane Roar at home. A strike from Besart Berisha in the 79th minute gave Victory hope of the first win this season, but Brett Holman equalised on the 84th minute to make it 1-1. Victory goes down to the 9th spot while Roar goes down to the bottom of the table with this result.

Melbourne City were held at home by rivals Western Sydney Wanderers. Jaushua Sotirio scored in the 19th minute to make it 1-0 for the away team, but a 55th minute penalty goal from City star Roy McCormack made it 1-1. The home team had many chances of winning the game but wasteful strikers led them to lose two points. City sit on the second spot while Wanderers hold tight to the fourth spot.