A-League Team of the Week: Hat-trick hero Adam Taggart leads the line

Goal Australia brings you the best XI from each round of the 2013-14 A-League season. Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar dominate the line-up after strong wins
Team Of The Week:



Michael THEO
Brisbane Roar

Could do little to prevent Brendon Santalab's strike for the visitors at Suncorp Stadium, but was otherwise typically assured in a performance which made a statement of Brisbane Roar's championship intent to the rest of the competition. More efforts like this from Theo will help them stay in title contention.


Newcastle Jets

Melbourne Victory

Brisbane Roar

Perth Glory

The Jets have a newfound swagger in attack but the good work being done in their backline should not be overlooked. Neville, the man who broke their goal drought against the Mariners in Round 4, stepped up to perform well in the 3-1 win over Heart despite having two different centre-backs alongside him. After overcoming a yellow card received during his chaotic introduction to the match, Ansell filled the void left by Adrian Leijer seamlessly, helping to shut out Adelaide as the 10 men of Victory cruised to all three points. Smith was a steady presence in the Roar's backline during their landmark win over the Wanderers, while Jamieson demonstrated exactly how much the Glory will miss him during his lengthy recovery from a long-term Achilles injury, playing well before being forced off with 20 minutes to go in Perth's loss at home to the Mariners.


Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

Richard GARCIA
Sydney FC

Cental Coast Mariners

Barbarouses, playing on the wing in our 4-4-2, produced his best showing yet in a Victory shirt, setting up one goal and scoring another as Kevin Muscat's team defeated the Reds 3-0 at Etihad. Milligan was also a key figure as usual, breaking up the visitors' attacks and launching the home team's forays forward. Garcia, an attacking midfielder for us this week, lashed home a tremendous strike in Sydney's entertaining win over the Phoenix, while McGlinchey shook off the disappointment of New Zealand's failure to reach the World Cup by returning to club duty with aplomb in Western Australia.


Newcastle Jets

Brisbane Roar

Taggart keeps his place up front after claiming the first hat-trick of the 2013-14 season, taking apart the hapless Heart in style at Hunter Stadium. Berisha meanwhile sneaks into the starting XI ahead of team-mate Kwame Yeboah by virtue of his excellent solo effort at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

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