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There were first call-ups for several players after some bright performances - check out who made Goal.com's A-League team of the week

A-League

Team Of The Week:

Week 22

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Jerrad TYSON
Gold Coast United


Despite the heroics of Melbourne Heart shot-stopper Clint Bolton on Friday against Brisbane Roar - which included saving a 93rd minute penalty - Tyson made it as our goalkeeper of the week after he produced a terrific display against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday. Even though his Gold Coast United side lost 2-0, it could have been five or six if it was not for Tyson in goals, producing one of the best performances by a goalkeeper this campaign.

DEFENDERS

Bas VAN DEN BRINK
Perth Glory



Andrew DURANTE
Wellington Phoenix



Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
Newcastle Jets


Durante out Melbourne Heart goalscorer Curtis Good after the Phoenix captain found the back of the scoresheet himself in the win over Gold Coast United on Sunday.  The second-successive week Durante has been included in the Team of the Week, Durante could probably have had several more goals to his name had it not been for the performance of the aforementioned Tyson. Topor-Stanley was superb in Newcastle Jets 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park, while Van den Brink put in a good shift in Perth Glory's win over Adelaide United on Thursday.


MIDFIELDERS

Jacob PEPPER
Newcastle Jets



Jacob BURNS
Perth Glory



Nick CARLE
Sydney FC



Thomas BROICH
Brisbane Roar


Newcastle product Pepper scored his first A-League goal on Saturday in Melbourne, before doubling his tally for the match just ten minutes later. The 19-year-old's performances have him now established as an integral part of the Jets' midfield this season, and was he rewarded with two goals against Victory. Burns scored one of the goals of the season for Perth against Adelaide and Carle played well in Sydney’s heart-breaking 1-1 draw against league-leaders Central Coast.  Meanwhile, Broich returned to Brisbane’s starting line-up against the Heart and showed just why he is arguably the best import to brace the league in its short history.  Ruben Zadkovich could be considered extremely unlucky not to win a place, given his performance down the right flank single-handedly forced the substitute of Victory left-back Matthew Kemp before the first half was out on Saturday.


FORWARDS

Mate DUGANDZIC
Melbourne Heart



Billy MEHMET
Brisbane Roar


Ryan GRIFFITHS
Newcastle Jets


Griffiths was instrumental in Newcastle’s big win away to the Victory, scoring the first of their three goals. He enjoys taking on Melbourne opposition, having scored seven of his eight goals this season against Heart or Victory.  Griffiths earned a place up front with Mehmet, whose goal against Adelaide on Thursday may have been fortunate but was the also reward his bullocking performance deserved. He has ensured the loss to injury of Shane Smeltz has not been as keenly felt as many would have expected.  Dugandzic also makes the team after a great performance against Brisbane Roar, where he could have had a few goals and gave the opponents' left-back Shane Stefanutto a nightmare.

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