A-League team of the week - Week 18: Form sides dominate

Just four sides were represented in our XI, and one of those teams just once - Who made Goal.com's team of the week?
GOAL.com Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES


Team Of The Week:

Week 18



Melbourne Heart

Heart would have suffered a much worse defeat against the Wanderers if it was not for Redmayne. Western Sydney were denied by Redmayne after golden chances to Hersi, Bridge and Ono, and he could not do much about the penalty which led to the only goal of the game.


Central Coast

Central Coast

Western Sydney

Western Sydney

It is fitting Central Coast have two defenders in this week's team after shutting down their top-of-the-table rivals Adelaide United. Bojic and Zwaanswijk were able to ground Adelaide's attack into even blunter shape, with Bojic back to his quick and threatening best to be involved in the final goal of the game. Zwaanswijk's performance, meanwhile, was a vintage one full of leadership and composure.  Michael Beauchamp joins him in central defence - having led his side to yet another three points - and would create a formidable partnership alongside the Dutchman. D'Apuzzo joins the host of Western Sydney defenders who have been selected in this team throughout the season. Tony Popovic has a knack for getting the best from his defenders and D'Apuzzo was one of the best against Melbourne Heart on Saturday.


Melbourne Victory

Shinji ONO
Western Sydney

Youssouf HERSI
Western Sydney

Ono and Hersi are forming one of the best midfield combinations in the competition, with the Japanese marquee's skill and technical ability complementing the Dutchman's tireless efforts and competitive nature. While Ono scored in Western Sydney's victory, Hersi was equally as valuable.  He earned the watch-winning penalty, had a chance on goal later in the game and constantly harrassed Heart's midfield. Joining them is Billy Celeski, who continues his renaissance under Ange Posecoglou and played one of his best games against Sydney FC in Saturday's 3-1 win.


Melbourne Victory

Mitchell DUKE
Central Coast

Central Coast

Victory fans will have to savour the presence of Rojas in attack, because with form like this he will not be in Melbourne for much longer. While both the New Zealander's goals took deflections, his creativity in one of the biggest games of the season was exciting. Duke makes his first appearance this season in the team after proving the hero for the Mariners.  He climbed off the bench to score two goals, as well as earning a penalty for his side. McGlinchey, meanwhile, again showed Tom Rogic might not be missed as much as some expected.  The New Zealand international has embraced his new playmaker role at the Mariners and topped his inventive performance with a goal.

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