Sydney FC Inch Closer To Premiers Plate

Sydney FC 0 drew with Perth Glory 0

Sydney FC have edged closer to claiming the Hyundai A-League Premiers Plate following tonight’s 0-0 draw with Perth Glory at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

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Milos Ninkovic in action. Photos by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Moments That Mattered:

  1. Caceres Shot – 18’ – Caceres drives into the box and shoots for the far corner but Reddy just gets a hand to it while Barbarouses can’t quite turn the rebound home.
  2. Brattan Goal Disallowed – 23’ – Brattan closes down Kilkenny inside his own box, wins the ball and pokes it home, however it’s ruled out for an apparent handball by the VAR.
  3. Grant Fires Over 42’ – A free kick on the right is floated towards Grant who volleys the ball just over.
  4. Castro Chance 44’ - Perth combine going forward before Castro lifts a great chance over the bar from the edge of the box.
  5. Castro Shot Wide 69’ – Castro shoots from inside the box but the ball takes a deflection and loops wide.
  6. Brattan Shot 70’ – Brattan shoots from long range which Reddy parries but Le Fondre can’t quite turn the ball back to a team mate.
  7. Redmayne Tips Over 74’ – Fornaroli swivels and turns inside the box to shoot but Redmayne tips over.
  8. Retre Chance 81’ – Retre receives the in centre field and curls a right foot shot narrowly wide.
  9. Ninkovic Chance – 86’ – A long kick from Redmayne puts Ninkovic in behind the defence but his shot is saved by Reddy
  10. Buhagiar Chance 90’+3’ – Ninkovic releases Buhagiar to go one on one with Reddy but the striker drags his shot past the post with the final kick of the game.
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Paulo Retre is challenged for the ball. Photos by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

What They Said: Steve Corica: “We’ve come up against a very good opponent tonight in Perth and I think we had enough chances to win that game in the two one on ones that we had.

“I thought the performance was good, we defended well, we were good with the ball as well and created chances and towards the end we should have nicked it.”

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Anthony Caceres is dispossessed. Photos by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Sydney FC have inched another point closer to claiming the Premiers Plate with 0-0 draw at home to Perth Glory at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Sky Blues had chances to win the game late on as both Ninkovic and Trent Buhagiar burst clear on goal but couldn’t produce the finish.

Luke Brattan also had a goal disallowed for handball in the first half having charged down Kilkenny in the box.

It means Steve Corica’s men now sit 11 points clear at the top of the ladder ahead of Melbourne City’s clash with Western Sydney Wanderers tonight and face Wellington Phoenix at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Luke Brattan sees his shot ruled out for a harsh handball. Photos by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 6. Ryan McGOWAN, 8. Paulo RETRE,  9. Adam Le FONDRE, 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES (12. Trent BUHAGIAR 80’), 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES (5. Alexander BAUMJOHANN 66’), 23. Rhyan GRANT, 26. Luke BRATTAN. 

Subs Not Used: 20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 2. Patrick FLOTTMANN, 3. Ben WARLAND, 21. Harry Van Der SAAG, 24. Marco TILIO.

Yellow Cards: None.

Red Cards: None.

Perth Glory:  33. Liam REDDY (GK), 2. Alex GRANT, 4. Gregory WUTHRICH, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 7. Joel CHIANESE, 8. James MEREDITH (21. Tarek ELRICH 73’), 9. Bruno FORNAROLI (18. Nicholas D’AGOSTINO 88’), 16. Tomislav MRCELA, 17. Diego CASTRO, 27. JUANDE (29. Kristian POPOVIC 76’), 88. Neil KILKENNY.

Subs Not Used: Tando VELAPHI (GK), 3. Jacob TRATT, 20. Jake BRIMMER.

Yellow Cards: Mrcela 90’,

Red Cards: None.

Ground: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Referee: Adam Kersey

Crowd: 4,099.