A-League team of the week - Week 7: Top heavy as forwards fire

With a host of superb individual performances, particularly in the front third, selection was tough - Check out who make Goal.com's A-League team of the week
GOAL.com Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES


Team Of The Week:

Week 7



Western Sydney

Covic was the hero of the Wanderers' away win over Perth on Sunday, protecting their slender lead with save after miraculous save as Perth pressed for an equaliser. Covic's role in the win was especially important considering the visitors went down to ten men in the 38th minute.


Wellington Phoenix

Perth Glory

Western Sydney

Adelaide United

The back four was the hardest line to pick this after several strong defensive efforts over the weekend.  Bertos was just one Wellington player who made it almost impossible for the Jets to control the ball on Saturday. Having been reborn as a full-back after making his career as a winger, Bertos' pressure in defence and drive going forward meant he got the nod at right-back. Topor-Stanley was another who worked tirelessly in a win. Booed by the fans of his former club, Topor-Stanley stepped up after the Wanderers were reduced to ten men. Despite the Glory's loss, Thwaite manages to earn a spot in central defence after good performances at both club and international level. Thwaite is versatile and dependable and perfect for the role at the back this week. On the left is Cassio, who did not do as much attacking as usual on the weekend, but was defensively sound and a good contributor for the Reds.


Melbourne Victory

Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar

Rojas has been a livewire all season for the Victory and is fast becoming one of their most important players. His willingness to take on defenders opens the game up for his team-mates, evidenced by his assist to Andrew Nabbout for his side's opening goal against the Mariners.  While he usually plays higher up, he is not out of place on the right side of midfield this week. Malik did a mountain of work for Adelaide on Saturday and has done so all year. His running power exposed the Heart in the middle of the pitch and broke up their moves forward. On the left side is Broich, who was back in form on Friday against Sydney. When defenders sit deep, like the Sky Blues' line did, Broich sees it as an invitation to terrorise the opposition with his passing. He complements the more defensive Malik with his attacking presence.


Wellington Phoenix

Daniel McBREEN
Central Coast

Alessandro DEL PIERO
Sydney FC

If ever there was a case for making your old club regret letting you go, it was on Sunday at Hunter Stadium when Brockie scored twice against Newcastle. His two goals came when the Jets were piling on the pressure and Brockie was able to give Phoenix the momentum. Brockie is joined up front by McBreen and Del Piero, two men at the same end of their playing days but at the opposite ends of the payment scale. McBreen continued his renaissance with two counter-attacking goals to keep Central Coast in the game against the Victory, taking his tally to seven in three games.  Del Piero, meanwhile, is seemingly able to score goals any way he likes. The Italian has shown why he is on big money, carrying his side with poise and grace under pressure.

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