Digging up all the action from the Hyundai A-League in the week that was.

Dugout

These two teams are a bit of alright

  • Brisbane Roar: Taking out the top spot this week, Roar had a convincing win over Perth to prove their dominance.
  • Central Coast Mariners: Mariners have made their stay at the bottom a long one but have finally taken a win against Phoenix in a fiery match.

Playa’ can play

Fahid Ben Khalfallah put a very impressive goal past Jets’ keeper Mark Birighitti last week and made a big impact in the game, showing off his confidence and experience.

Snakes and ladders

Yet again there is only one change in the ladder, with Roar knocking Wanderers from the top. The league is still split in two with a five-point difference between Victory in fifth and Wellington at sixth. There’s still room for the stragglers to catch up but it would be a huge feat for any team in the top five to fall out of finals contention.

Get this fact into you

Aaron Mooy is proving to be quite the playmaker, having created a whopping 49 chances this season – that’s 18 ahead of runner up Michael McGlinchey.

Where it’s at

Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers take to AAMI Park on Saturday in this week’s thriller. City have the chance to close the gap between second and third and with neither team able to take a win in Round 13, will someone come out on top or will they share points?

Dude is a young gun

Connor Chapman recently re-signed with Melbourne City to keep his Hyundai A-League career going strong. The 21-year old has cemented his potential with City and will be one to watch in coming seasons.

Great expectations for the weekend

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Victory: With the suspension of Roy O’Donovan, Mariners will be lucky to hold off a strong Victory squad. Coming off a win, Victory will be fierce in challenging last-placed Central Coast.

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets: Jets’ are desperate for a win and surely it’s about time they got one. With David Carney back in action and some big losses in the Sydney FC squad, Sydney will be fighting to keep their fourth place spot.

Perth Glory v Adelaide United: Only two points split Adelaide and Perth, who are both in the process of redeeming their poor start to the season. Perth have the home advantage and Adelaide are struggling with consistency so it’s anyone’s game.

Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar: Brisbane are leading the league and their confidence will be paramount in continuing their campaign. Without Manny Muscat, Phoenix need to pull out the big moves to crack a win in this challenge.

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20 year-old Bachelor of Communication student, sports nut and sneakerhead following the Newcastle Jets through the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.