City down Wanderers 4-1 to throw down an A-League gauntlet

Melbourne City: 4 (Craig Noone '33 & '35 - Andrew Nabbout '52 - Jamie Maclaren '92)Western Sydney Wanderers: 1 (Bernie Ibini '21) Central Coast Mariners’ boss Alen Stajcic may have bristled at suggestions that Melbourne City was the A-League’s current benchmark after they downed his side on Monday but, for the neutral observer, City’s follow-up … Continue reading City down Wanderers 4-1 to throw down an A-League gauntlet

Diamanti and depth spur Western United to important 1-0 win over Brisbane

Their backs may not have been up against the wall just yet, but Western United has secured an important, 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday evening as they looked to maintain pace with the A-League's top six.  Losers of two straight, Western coach Mark Rudan had declared the game as a … Continue reading Diamanti and depth spur Western United to important 1-0 win over Brisbane

“They’re the benchmark. And they should be” – 15-minutes of pain secure City comfortable win over Macarthur

Melbourne City: 3 (Jamie Maclaren - 23’ + 25’, Craig Noone - 35’)Macarthur FC: 0 As Craig Noone cut inside and sent Mark Milligan to the shops with a dummied shot before depositing a curling effort inside the far post to make it 3-0, the message for the rest of the A-League couldn’t have been … Continue reading “They’re the benchmark. And they should be” – 15-minutes of pain secure City comfortable win over Macarthur

Report: Victory capitulate to City in Melbourne Derby humiliation

Melbourne Victory: 0Melbourne City: 6 - Jamie Maclaren (34’), Florin Berenguer (52’) Rostyn Griffiths (56’), Connor Metcalfe (74’, 77’), Stefan Colakvoski (90+3) Melbourne City has fired home five second-half goals against a capitulating Melbourne Victory to record a 6-0 Melbourne Derby triumph. The margin is the biggest in the rivalry's history, the six goals the … Continue reading Report: Victory capitulate to City in Melbourne Derby humiliation

Sanchez wins it at the death as Western steal an A-League classic

Melbourne Victory 3: Callum McManaman (‘23), Jacob Butterfield (‘62) Rudy Gestede (‘82)Western United 4: Victor Sanchez (‘42 ‘90+5) Besart Berisha (‘53 ‘58)  A 95th minute winner from Spanish import Victor Sanchez has broken the hearts of Melbourne Victory and given 10-man Western United a heart-stopping, 4-3 win in a supremely entertaining contest at Marvel Stadium … Continue reading Sanchez wins it at the death as Western steal an A-League classic

Report: Gestede towers over all as Victory move off the bottom of A-League table

Melbourne Victory: 2 (Rudy Gestede 45+3, 49)Wellington Phoenix: 0  Melbourne Victory has clawed their way off the bottom of the A-League table, and sent Wellington Pheonix there in their place, after downing the Kiwi side 2-0 at AAMI Park on Wednesday evening.  Making just his second start for the club, Rudy Gestede proved the hero … Continue reading Report: Gestede towers over all as Victory move off the bottom of A-League table

Report: City survive late Sydney push to secure much-needed win

Melbourne City 3 - Jamie Maclaren (‘8, ‘53) Adrian Luna (28’)Sydney FC 2 - Milos Ninkovic (‘72) Patrick Wood ('90)  After storming to an early lead, Melbourne City has survived a late scare to ease pressure on coach Patrick Kisnorbo with a 3-2 win over Sydney FC. 178 days since the Sky Blues downed City in … Continue reading Report: City survive late Sydney push to secure much-needed win

Report: Guarrotxena powers Western to victory in battle of the A-League newcomers

Powered by Iker Guarrotxena, Western United has fired a warning shot to the rest of the A-League with an emphatic, 4-1 win over Macarthur FC in Ballarat.  Much had been made of the arrival of Basque imports Markel Susaeta and Beñat Etxebarria - who between them made over 550 appearances for La Liga powers Athletic … Continue reading Report: Guarrotxena powers Western to victory in battle of the A-League newcomers