Game-Changing A-League Players: Round 9 Standouts for Their Teams

For two weeks in a row, there have been 20 goals in six matches in the A-League, despite four teams keeping a clean sheet in Round 9. Jay O’Shea of Brisbane Roar had a standout performance, creating six chances and making 19 passes into the final third. Josh Nisbet played well as a No.10 for Central Coast Mariners and provided an assist for their second goal. Luka Jovanovic of Adelaide United justified his selection by providing an assist and winning a penalty. Justin Vidic scored a goal for Newcastle Jets in the 89th minute, giving them a fighting chance. Kosta Barbarouses of Wellington Phoenix scored a goal and provided an assist in second-half stoppage time. Aiden Simmons of Western Sydney Wanderers had an outstanding game, while Joe Lolley scored a brace for Sydney FC. Daniel Penha of Western United was a positive player for the team, even though they lost. Aziz Behich made impactful runs for Melbourne City, while Damien Da Silva of Melbourne Victory made a strong defensive contribution. Giordano Colli provided an assist for Perth Glory and demonstrated good football intelligence. Similarly, Matthew Millar of Macarthur FC was involved in both goals scored by the team.