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A-League: Matchweek 6- Team of the Week

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With the end of matchweek 6, LNTUP team chooses the A-League team of the week.

Keeper

Vedran Janjetovic (Western Sydney Wanderers) Line ball between Janjetovic and Jamie Young, but Ross McCormack will be seeing the Wanderers shot-stopper in his nightmares after his masterclass at AAMI Park.

Defenders

Bart Schenkeveld (Melbourne City): What a player!. Dealt with everything that came near him and did an excellent job on an in-form Oriol Riera.

Alan Baro (Central Coast Mariners): Coming off with a bandaged head after a superb shift shutting down Sydney FC – the Spaniard earned his standing ovation with a dominant display in the weekend’s most eye-catching result.

Rhys Williams (Melbourne Victory): Bossed it at the back and looked at ease on the ball in his best Victory performance in the 1-1 draw with Roar.

Nigel Boogaard (Newcastle Jets) Recovered from an early Adelaide onslaught to guide his side to victory in his 200th appearance.

 

Midfielders

Ben Kantarovski (Newcastle Jets) His rare goal from a rehearsed corner move is another indicator of just how well the Jets are travelling. And what a season “Kanta” is having.

Tom Hiariej (Central Coast Mariners) Absolutely bossed the midfield and shackled Sydney FC in the centre of the park. One of the many heroes in yellow for the Mariners.

Leroy George (Melbourne Victory) Deserved a goal for keeping Brisbane on the back foot with his purposeful shooting and crossing.

Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets) Newcastle funneled their attack through the in-form Petratos, who provided a perfect cross for the Ben Kantarovski’s equaliser.

Forwards

Andrew Hoole (Central Coast Mariners) A class goal an assist from the corner for the second and purposeful display – “Hooley” was on fire in a brilliant win over the champions.

Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix) Buzzed around and caused mayhem with his pace and guile all night. May not have scored but was the most influential Phoenix player on a day when the home sides clicked beautifully in the 5-2 win.

 

Manager of the round

Paul Okon (Central Coast Mariners) Some post game enthusiastic dance moves and fist-pumping showed just how much it meant to him. And to knock off the best team in the league – deservedly too – was a massive story for the up-and-coming Mariners.