A-League team of the week - Week 13: Reward for goalscorers

This week, the premise was simple; get the goal, get a place in our XI. So who made Goal.com's A-League team of the week?
GOAL.com Indonesia   By ALAN NICOLEA


Team Of The Week:

Week 13



Adelaide United

Despite not getting a clean sheet, Galekovic's performance against the Brisbane Roar warrants selection in this week’s A-league team of the week. Although Adelaide slumped to their second-straight loss this week, Galekovic did his best to give United every chance of salvaging a draw against the Roar. He produced two world-class stops that kept the Reds in the contest in the first half. He firstly saved a point-blank Berisha header by diving to his left spectacularly, before repeating his heroics in the 40th minute when he kept out Ben Halloran's shot from close range.


Sydney FC

Central Coast

Western Sydney

Melbourne Victoy

Traore continues to certify himself as the A-League's most reliable defender with another strong showing against the Newcastle Jets. He was always on hand to thwart the Jets attack down the flank and was composed every time he had possession, as evidenced by the fine ball he produced late in the first half that kick-started a Victory attack down the wing. Sainsbury also enhanced his reputation as a fine defender with a strong showing for the Mariners in the loss to Sydney FC. His defensive positioning in the first half was one of the main reasons why the Sky Blues failed to create clear-cut attacking chances. Sainsbury's ability to read play ultimately saved the Mariners from going 1-0 down in the first half when he reacted superbly to clear the ball off the line after goalkeeper   Mat Ryan misjudged Del Piero's corner.  Emerton also finds himself in defence this week after producing a match-winning performance against the Mariners. The Socceroos legend was solid in defence and was rewarded for his attacking persistence, heading home truly in the 89th minute to give Sydney FC a much-needed victory over the table-topping Mariners. Rounding off this week’s back four is Beauchamp, who once again stood tall as he led the much-changed Wanderers to a very respectable 1-1 draw against the Glory in Perth.


Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Newcastle Jets

Rojas is fast becoming an automatic selection in this side courtesy of his wonderful performances for Victory. He certified his status as the A-League's best player by scoring two wonderful goals against the Jets that ultimately secured victory for the hosts. Rojas' first goal was the product of a thunderous angled drive from outside the area that found the right corner. His second strike was even more stunning, as he flicked the ball up into the air and volleyed home from the edge of the area. If that was not enough, he also provided the assist for Thompson's goal late in the first half, when he played a low ball into the area that his team-mate calmly slotted home. Joining the mercurial Rojas in midfield is Celeski, who was also brilliant against the Jets. His distribution of possession was second to none, as evidenced by his superb through ball that allowed Rojas to set up Thompson's goal late in the first half. He found Thompson unmarked again in the second half with a delicate lob which should have produced a goal. Despite being on the losing side, Zadkovich was outstanding for Newcastle, particularly in the second half when he kick-started the Jets comeback after scoring from distance courtesy of a ferocious low drive. He was then denied a second goal after his superb free kick was saved well by Nathan Coe.


Wellington Phoenix

Newcastle Jets

Alessandro DEL PIERO
Sydney FC

Brockie was lethal upfront for the Phoenix in their come-from-behind win against Melbourne Heart. His speed and technique came to the fore in the first half, as he superbly controlled a long clearance, embarked on a terrific run downfield and then produced a superb low cross that just failed to find support in the area. Brockie was well rewarded for his attacking efforts in the second half when he scored twice to grant Wellington a dramatic 3-2 victory at home after being 2-0 down early in the first half. Joining Brockie up front is Heskey, who was a constant thorn against the Victory.  The former England international seemed to get the better of Melbourne's defenders in tight situations as the game wore on and eventually left his mark when he scored the Jets' equaliser from close range in the second half. Completing this week's attack is none other than Del Piero, who was class personified against the Mariners. The Italian legend was once again the general of Sydney FC's attack and looked the player most likely to open up a stubborn Mariners defence with his superb vision and close control of possession.

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