A-League team of the week - Week 6: First-time call-ups a feature

There were some clear nominations for Week 6's illustrious XI, including several debuts - Check out who make Goal.com's A-League team of the week
GOAL.com Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES


Team Of The Week:

Week 6



Newcastle Jets

Birighitti was once again outstanding for the Jets in their 2-1 win over the Wanderers on Saturday. His reflex saves were a highlight of the match and his effort to stop Joey Gibbs on the hour mark at close range probably won Newcastle the game.


Newcastle Jets

Central Coast

Melbourne Heart

Perth Glory

Sainsbury and Gerhardt are this week's central pairing after guiding their teams to comfortable victories. Gerhardt made up for last week's own-goal in emphatic fashion, scoring in the first half and looking much more comfortable at the back. The absence of Besart Berisha probably made his life easier, but it was still a strong performance from the Liberian. Sainsbury gets the nod as the other central defender after holding the Phoenix scoreless in the Mariners' win.  Jamieson is at left-back this week ahead of unlucky duo Adama Traore [Melbourne Victory] and Aziz Behich [Melbourne Heart]. Jamieson played exceedingly well in the draw with former club Adelaide, and his skill and poise over the ball are enough to get him the nod. On the right is Scott Neville, who was impressive in the Jets' win.


Richard GARCIA
Melbourne Heart

Shinji ONO
Western Sydney

Perth Glory

There are certainly some mature heads in the midfield of this week's team, with Miller, Garcia and Ono aged 31, 31 and 33 respectively. All three showed their experience and nous over the weekend. Miller was the controlling influence for Perth against Adelaide in the draw, while Garcia did much the same for the Heart in their win. Garcia scored in the 4-1 win over the Roar, as well as earning a penalty for his side and setting up several other chances. Ono played his best game since arriving at the Wanderers, and his interchange with Joey Gibbs for the Wanderers' goal was a testament to the Japanese star's quality.


Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart

Adelaide United

Vidosic scored his second goal in as many weeks for the Reds in their draw with Perth. Even when he is not scoring, Vidosic is always bringing others in to the game, and is one of the key reasons why players like Jeronimo Neumann and Marcelo Carrusca have flourished this season. Alongside Vidosic is Tadic, who was a key to the Heart's 4-1 win over the defending champions on Frida.  Completing the front three is Nabbout, the youngster who saved the Victory on Saturday. Somewhat of an unknown quantity, his two goals against Sydney - including a belter from outside the box - were enough to earn him his first team of the week selection.

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