A-League Team of the Week: Week 24 - Cellar dwellers Gold Coast United lead nominations

GCU's unlikely win over Perth Glory means three of their players receive call-ups - check out who made Goal.com's A-League team of the week

Team Of The Week:

Week 24



Jerrad TYSON
Gold Coast United

Once again, we are hardly short of candidates for the number one role. Clint Bolton made some big saves for Melbourne Heart, Brisbane Roar's Michael Theoklitos was superb against the Newcastle Jets and there were a handful of other worthy contenders. The place in Week 24, however, goes to Tyson. The 22-year-old stood out from kick-off thanks to his fan-designed mohawk, but justified the 'do with a series of first-class saves to keep United's clean sheet intact.


Melbourne Heart

Central Coast Mariners

Shannon COLE
Sydney FC

Heart full-back Behich was his usual busy, pesky self in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sydney FC, again adopting his best-defence-is-attack attitude.  Zwaanswijk was solid in the Mariners' unspectacular win over Adelaide United, marshalling his defence well and then going close to adding to his side's goal in the second half. Cole wins his place by virtue of just 45 minutes of play. In that time, however, he not only helped his side shore up their defence, but also scored a brace to ensure the visitors took a vital point back to Sydney.


Gold Coast United

Gold Coast United

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart

While Cole wins his place in defence based on one half of football, Brown's nod comes from even less. When Brown was injected into United's clash with Perth Glory on 68 minutes, his side held a slender 1-0 lead. When the final whistle sounded, the hosts had prevailed 3-0 and Newcastle Jets-bound Brown had scored a double. Team-mate Peter Jungschlager's performance was rather more understated than Brown, but he dictated midfield against Glory which was no less crucial. Hernandez's goal alone would probably get him a spot in the side, and - while his flicks and tricks did not all come off against the Phoenix - he was a pleasure to watch in probably his last home match for Victory. Dugandzic, meanwhile, was key to Heart's 2-0 lead at half-time against Sydney. The result may not have gone in his side's favour from there, but his inventiveness and workrate did not escape Goal.com.


Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory

Now a regular in Goal.com's weekly side, Berisha again wins a place after scoring and going close on several occasions in Brisbane's 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets. Roar coach Ange Postecoglou believes Berisha is the A-League's best player this season. We would be inclined to agree.  Thompson does not receive a call-up based on his finishing - now scoreless in 10 matches - in the 3-0 win over the Phoenix, spurning a host of superb chances. But with three assists and his incredible workrate, it was impossible to leave him out. Vidosic was part of United's 2-1 loss to the Mariners, but the defeat was not down to a lack of creativity and threat on goal on his part.

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