After another week of action in the Hyundai A-League, the Brisbane Roar have roared back to the top of the table after a sensational performance at home. Meanwhile, Melbourne Victory and the Newcastle Jets also make their move up the A-League Power Rankings.
We’ve got movers, we got shakers…we got everything. Here’s this week’s A-League Power Rankings. All matches are televised by Fox Sports 1 in Australia, Sky Sport in New Zealand and BT Sport 1 worldwide.
1. Brisbane Roar
Mike Mulvey’s Brisbane Roar got goals from Besart Berisha (5′), Ivan Franjic (19′) and Kwame Yeboah (90′ + 1′) en route to a comprehensive 3-1 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Roar will look to keep on roarin’ on at home on Nov. 30 against the Perth Glory. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. AEST/5:30 p.m. AEDT.
2. Melbourne Victory
Shooting back up after a rough patch of results is Kevin Muscat’s Melbourne Victory who shut out Adelaide United 3-0 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne despite playing down to 10 men after Adrian Leijer was given a second yellow late in the first half. Kosta Barbarouses (14′), Archie Thompson (68′) and Mitch Nichols (76′) scored for the Victory, who hit the road on Nov. 29 against the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. AEDT.
3. Newcastle Jets
Gary van Egmond’s Newcastle Jets continued their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle. It was an Adam Taggart hat trick in the 38th, 55th and 62nd minute that sunk the Heart. Taggart will look to keep his scoring hotstreak going on Nov. 30 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, when Newcastle clash with Sydney FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. AEDT.
4. Sydney FC
Another team that played down to men and still prevailed was Frank Farina’s Sydney FC in their 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium. Pedj Bojic was given a second yellow in the 73rd minute, but a goal from Richard Garcia (35′) and a game-winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time from Ranko Despotovic gave the Sky Blues all three points. Sydney are back in action at home on Nov. 30 against Newcastle. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. AEDT.
5. Central Coast Mariners
Goals from Matthew McGlinchey (35′) and Mitchell Duke (90′ + 3′) powered Graham Arnold’s Central Coast Mariners to a 2-1 come-from behind win over the Perth Glory at nib Stadium in Perth. The Mariners return home on Nov. 29 to face the Melbourne Victory. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. AEDT.
6. Western Sydney Wanderers
Brendon Santalab scored in the 28th minute for Tony Popovic’s Western Sydney Wanderers, but they couldn’t claw back any further and fell, 3-1, to the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. A more spirited performance is in order on Dec. 1 against Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. AEDT.
7. Perth Glory
Alistair Edwards’s Perth Glory took off to an early lead thanks to Jamie Maclaren in the 25th minute, but they would relinquish the lead 10 minute later and fall at nib Stadium, 2-1, to the Central Coast Mariners. Up next for Perth is a match with the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. AWST/5:30 p.m. AEDT.
8. Wellington Phoenix
Kenny Cunningham scored in the first minute of stoppage time for Ernie Merrick’s Wellington Phoenix, but it was too little, too late as the Nix collapsed, 2-1, to Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium. Wellington return to action on Dec. 1 against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Westpac Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. NZDT/3 p.m. AEDT.
9. Melbourne Heart
Andrea Migliorini pulled one back for John Aloisi’s Melbourne Heart, but that was all they could muster in their 3-1 defeat to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium. The Heart are back in action on Dec. 1 against Adelaide United at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. AEDT.
10. Adelaide United
There were no goals to be had and all hope to be lost for Josep Gombau’s Adelaide United in their 3-0 defeat to the Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium. Adelaide will look to get some goals on Dec. 1 against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ACDT/5:00 p.m. AEDT.
After another week of action in the Hyundai A-League, the Brisbane Roar have roared back to the top of the table after a sensational performance at home.