A-League team of the week - Week 27: Glory heroics rewarded

Perth Glory claimed a finals place and several spots in our final XI of the season - so who else made Goal Australia's A-League team of the week?

Team Of The Week:

Week 27



Perth Glory

Vukovic makes our side for the second-straight week, despite not being quite as busy against Adelaide on Saturday as he was the previous week when facing Melbourne Victory.  But he was still big when called upon as Perth secured a finals place at the expense of Sydney FC, particularly in the final minute when he beat away a Dario Vidosic free-kick that seemed destined to have his measure.


Central Coast

Central Coast

Western Sydney

We have gone for a back three this week, with the Mariners making up two of its members.  With Central Coast coach Graham Arnold electing to rest a host of players ahead of AFC Champions League duties on Wednesday and with the Premiers' Plate already lost, the Mariners had several inexperienced faces in their XI.  Bojic and Zwaanswijk were there, however, and provided a steady head for those around them.  Topor-Stanley joins them, helping marshall a Wanderers defence into comprehensively shutting out a Newcastle outfit desperate for a win to save their season.


Connor PAIN
Melbourne Victory

Steven McGARRY
Perth Glory

Melbourne Victory

Adrian ZAHRA
Perth Glory

It is easy to forget Pain is still in his first seasons of senior football, and he again showed plenty of positivity - providing the assist for Marco Rojas' opener in the process - against Wellington on Sunday.  McGarry and Milligan are paired together in central midfield, with apologies to Roar man Steven Lustica.  McGarry both broke up countless Adelaide attacks as well as providing plenty of deft touches and vision when Perth swooped forward.  Milligan's presence was essential in a physical clash with Phoenix, ensuring Victory had a robust answer in the centre of the park for whatever the hosts threw at them.  Zahra completes the quartet after scoring his maiden Glory goal and providing plenty of drive and pace on his side's flanks.


Western Sydney

Brisbane Roar

Perth Glory

Bridge ensured he claimed his biggest goal-scoring haul for an A-League season with a well-take double over Perth, continuing his bright run of form and subsequent consistent selection in our XI.  Berisha leads the line after scoring once and providing an assist as the Roar romped over Sydney FC.  He has returned to form at the perfect time for the reigning champions.  Glory coach Alistair Edwards has gotten the best out of several players at Perth since taking over - none more so than Nagai, who completes the front trio after another performance full of trickery and guile.  The only blight was his failure to convert a penalty he won in the first half.

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