Monday, November 22, 2010

Sydney FC 2-0 Perth Glory: Sydney can see a light at the end of the tunnel

Sydney FC 2-0 Perth Glory


Perth missed a chance after just 50 seconds, and that was that for them.

A header by Baird after Burns’s free-kick was cleared off the line by McFlynn, and with the visitors rarely threatening after that, Sydney went on to win 2-0 before a disappointing crowd at Parramatta Stadium.

Fowler had a couple of chances for Perth, but Necevski and his defence were rarely in danger.

His opposite number, Velaphi, had to be at his best to block a powerful effort by McFlynn in the 4th minute following a corner.

Brosque fired across the face of the Perth goal in the 25th minute when he should have at least worked Velaphi.

The departure of Keller after just 34 minutes because he was suffering double vision did not increase any threat posed by Perth.

Sydney took a 75th-minute lead through Cole, who was put through by an excellent pass from Brosque, and the defender fired low across Velaphi and inside the far post.

Six minutes later, Brosque, who was playing his 100th A-League match, became the A-League’s third highest marksman when he collected a through-ball from Moriyasu and rounded the advancing Velaphi to slot home Sydney’s second.

Perth’s misery was compounded when they had fill-in central defender Griffiths sent off in the final minute for a foul on Brosque.

Sydney are 10th on the table and still within reach of a top-six spot, while Perth are 9th and sinking rapidly, despite raising their heads briefly above the water every now and then.


Sydney FC: Necevski - Cole, Keller (Ryall 34), Foxe, Sung-Hwan - Grant (Petratos 57), Musialik, Moriyasu, McFlynn - Bridge (Antonis 84), Brosque (Sub not used: Reddy)

Booked: Moriyasu, Foxe, McFlynn

Goals: Cole 75, Brosque 81

Perth Glory: Velaphi - Coyne, Mitchell, Griffiths, Sekulovski - Pellegrino. Burns, McGarry, Howarth (Amphlett 84) - Fowler, Baird (Sterjovski 65) (Subs not used: Risdon, Vrteski)

Booked: Burns

Sent-off: Griffiths

Att: 6,654

Ref: P Green


Anonymous said...

I can't believe Sydney's crowds could drop to under
7 000. Newcastle, Brisbane and the Mariners all pulled 10 000 -12 000.

Sydney is struggling to get 10 0000 for one team with a population of 4 million. The next HAL team should probably not be given to Sydney.

The football on display was nowhere near as good as in the Brisbane, Newcastle and Gosford games this round.

Alf Ramsey

Anonymous said...

Well unfortunately with the A-League, the passion isn't the same as with AFL for example. In AFL when a team performs poorly through the season, the crowds may drop but never really drastically because people are pretty passionate about their clubs.

However for the A-League, and we;ve seen this for all the clubs since Season 1 at various times, when they perform badly, the crowds will fall drastically and only the true passionate will remain. Unfortunately there are not many passionate supporters of a-league clubs yet.