A-League Team of the Week: Braces for Burns, Berisha & Sidnei

Goal Australia brings you the best XI from each round of the 2013-14 A-League season. Three players enjoyed two-goals hauls this week and deservedly make our starting line-up
Team Of The Week:



Matthew ACTON
Brisbane Roar

Acton, making just his second A-League start for the Roar, gets the nod between the sticks following an assured display in the 2-1 win against Adelaide United, which included two crucial saves, the first from Ferreira in the opening 45 minutes and the second from Cirio right at the death.


Melbourne Victory

Central Coast Mariners

Perth Glory

Melbourne Heart

 Two left-backs made the cut this week, so we're shoe-horning Traore in on the opposite flank after a good display during the 2-1 loss at home to the Jets, including a tremendous long-range effort in the first half. Occupying his natural position is Behich, who did well to keep Youssouf Hersi relatively quiet in the Heart's impressive 1-1 draw away to the Wanderers. Sainsbury gets a berth at centre-back after helping the Mariners keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Sydney FC, while Michael Thwaite joins him in the middle of the backline thanks to his efforts in Perth Glory's 4-2 victory over Wellington Phoenix.


Central Coast Mariners

Newcastle Jets

Aaron MOOY
Western Sydney Wanderers

Perth Glory

Anchoring the midfield is Mooy, who netted the Wanderers' equaliser and was industrious throughout at Pirtek Stadium, partnered by Kantarovski, a key reason for the Jets' triumph away to Victory, disrupting the home team's attacks and recycling possession to build his own side's forays forward. On the right flank we've got Mariners forward McGlinchey, who, after a slow start to the campaign interrupted by New Zealand international duty, is threatening to reach his dangerous best of last season. On the other winger is Sidnei, the star in Glory's win over the Phoenix with two goals and set to be rewarded with a new deal at nib Stadium if he wants to stay.


Brisbane Roar

Nathan BURNS
Newcastle Jets

Deadly marksman Berisha leads the line following an excellent two-goal performance away to Adealaide, with Burns playing off him after bagging a brace of his own - his first goals since returning to the A-League on loan from Incheon United, during the impressive Jets' win at AAMI.

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