Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 1

There were some exceptional performances to kick-off the Hyundai A-League season but who managed to get into the Team of the Week?

See who made the cut in our attack-minded 4-3-3 formation.

KEEPER

Vedran Janjetovic: Wanderers

No one keeper really stood out but Janjetovic was there when Wanderers needed him to keep out Glory. 

DEFENCE

Luke Wilkshire: Sydney FC

His assist for the only goal of the Big Blue was class. Playing in an unfamiliar left back role, the veteran showed fabulous energy and quality.

Playing left-back proved no problem for Wilkshire in Melbourne.

Rhys Williams: Melbourne Victory

Composed, aggressive and a defensive leader. Showed exactly why the Big V courted him with a superb display in the Big Blue.

Raul Llorente: Wanderers

Looks an excellent signing. Attacking mentality, aggressive too. Shone against Glory on Sunday.

MIDFIELD

Tom Hiariej: Mariners

5-1 was a little harsh on the Mariners. Hiariej was one of a number of Mariners who caught the eye in the F3 Derby.

Luke Brattan: Melbourne City

Looks super-fit and lean. Was energetic with his customary excellent passing game in the 2-0 win over Roar.

Roly Bonevacia: Wanderers

From the start he was positive and dangerous. Looks fit and ready for a big season at Wanderland

Adrian Mierzejewski: Sydney FC

Already living up to the pre-season hype of his ability. Provided moments of class in another clinical performance from the Sky Blues.

Adrian Mierzejewski gets a shot away against Victory.

STRIKERS

Roy O’Donovan: Jets

Couldn’t have scripted his return to Gosford any better. A first-half hat-trick and then two assists after the break. Take a bow Roy!

Andrew Nabbout: Jets

Along with O’Donovan, terrorised the Mariners defence in their big F3 Derby win. His cross for the Jets’ third goal was simply stunning.

Alvaro Cejudo: Wanderers

The Spaniard looks a real player. Was excellent on his Wanderers debut with his no-look pass to set up Riera’s goal a real treat.

MANAGER OF THE ROUND

Ernie Merrick: Jets

The Jets boss couldn’t help but crack a smile after masterminding his side’s crushing derby win over the Mariners. Looks to have instilled a real confidence and belief in his squad, who sit atop the ladder after round 1 for the first time in the club’s history.

 

 

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