A-League team of the week - Week 14: Wanderers' form continues

The Wanderers were again well represented, while there was plenty of guile and craft to this week's XI - Who made Goal.com's A-League team of the week?
GOAL.com Indonesia   By ALAN NICOLEA


Team Of The Week:

Week 14



Melbourne Heart

Redmayne was promoted to the starting line-up by coach John Aloisi and immediately made an impression for the Heart in their vital 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets. Despite giving away a penalty in the first half, Redmayne was solid in goal and redeemed himself in the second half by saving a close-range header from Emile Heskey that would have levelled the scores. It was a save that ultimately proved vital in allowing the Heart to register a much-needed victory that moves them away from the bottom of the A-League table.


Shannon COLE
Western Sydney

Western Sydney

Central Coast

Central Coast

Cole and Topor-Stanley were outstanding against the Victory, effectively nullifying the triple threat presented by Marco Rojas, Archie Thompson and Marcos Flores upfront. Their defensive positioning and tackling throughout the match went a long way to destabilising a Victory attack that has performed very sharply in recent weeks. Joining the Wanderers defensive pair is Rose from the Mariners, who was very productive down the left flank against Perth. Rose ventured forward with great effect against the Glory, combining very well with Michael McGlinchey in particular. Rose was nearly rewarded with a fine assist after producing a terrific cross that led to Adam Kwasnik finding the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside. Rounding off this week’s back four is Rose's team-mate Anderson.  Again deputising for injured veteran Patrick Zwaanswijk, the former Gold Coast United stopper combined well with team-of-the-week regular Trent Sainsbury to completely stifle Perth Glory's attack, sending the visitors back to Western Australia a frustrated outfit.


Adelaide United

Shinji ONO
Western Sydney

Western Sydney

Brisbane Roar

Headlining this week's midfield are Ono and Vidosic, who were outstanding against Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC respectively. Ono dictated proceedings against the Victory and showed genuine class to open the scoring after producing three deft touches to control a headed pass before firing a low volley into the back of the net. The Japanese marquee player then produced further magic by scoring the winning goal in the second half, clinically slotting the ball into the bottom-right corner from outside the box to round off a majestic performance. Vidosic also produced an attacking master class for Adelaide, scoring two goals and hitting the post twice in the 3-0 demolition of the Sky Blues. The attacker was involved in everything for Adelaide and was unlucky not to get a hat-trick. He struck a terrific free kick against the bar and then hit the post again after turning well in the box and unleashing a potent right-foot drive. Despite an indifferent start to the season, Broich rediscovered his best form against the Phoenix, having a hand in both of the Roar's goals in their 2-1 win over Wellington. He nearly set up Besart Berisha for the opener with a pinpoint pass through the middle, but the striker failed to control possession.  Broich was rewarded for his creativity in the middle as he robbed Manny Muscat of the ball before playing in Berisha, who eventually found the back of the net. The German then combined with Berisha to set-up Halloran who scored Brisbane's winner in the second half. La Rocca was also in fine form against Victory, combining well with Youssouf Hersi down the right flank on numerous occasions, while getting the better of Melbourne midfielders Billy Celeski and Flores.


Wellington Phoenix

Adelaide United

Djite finally came to life for Adelaide on Monday after a lean past fortnight for the former Socceroos striker. He had a hand in two of United's three goals against Sydney FC, winning a penalty in the first half that Vidosic converted before setting up Ramsay in the second half after his shot was deflected on to the path of his team-mate for an easy finish. Djite also hit the post after striking from range late in the second half and did everything but get on the scoresheet for the Reds. Brockie retains his place up front despite playing in a losing Phoenix outfit. The New Zealand international was Wellington's best in the 2-1 loss to Brisbane, and showed his class when he temporally levelled the scores courtesy of a thunderous strike from outside the box that found the top right-hand corner. Brockie nearly produced further magic in the second half when he controlled a long ball with his chest before unleashing a fierce volley that was well saved by Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo.

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