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A-League:
2009/2010 Championship
Sydney win Grand Final

20/03/2010


Melbourne Victory 1(1)- Sydney FC 1(1)
(Sydney FC won 4-3 on penalties)


'Sydney wins Championship on penalty-kicks' - Sydney FC won a pulsating Grand Final at Docklands in Melbourne against its hosts on a penalty shoot-out after both sides had been locked together at 1-1 after normal and extra time ..
Peter Humffray reports from Docklands ..
[ Match report.... ]

NSW Premier League: Round 3
Sutherland Sharks 2 - South Coast Wolves 0

13/03/2010: 'Hungry Sharks keep the Wolves at bay' - In recent weeks Sutherland have been off to their usual slow start to the season and with South Coast also winless after 2 rounds, this was a must-win game for both sides. Some tipsters would have predicted a draw but Sutherland’s pedigree going into the game was always going to be troubling for the Wolves .... Mark Taylor reports from Miranda ... [ Match report ...]

A-League: Championship Finals
Preliminary Final

13/03/2010


Sydney FC 4 - Wellington Phoenix 2


''Hand Of God' Goal Helps Sydney Reach Grand Final' - Sydney FC, with the aid of a 'Hand of God' goal at a crucial point in the first half, overcame Wellington Phoenix 4-2 at the Sydney Football Stadium on March 13 to reach the 2009-10 Hyundai A-League Grand Final against Melbourne Victory at Docklands, Melbourne next Saturday evening ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ..
[ Match report & photos .... ]

National Youth League: Semi-Final
One, Two, in Three

13/03/2010


Central Coast 1 - Gold Coast 3

Gold Coast come from fourth place to jump Premiers Central Coast Mariners with a 3-1 win, that started with 2 goals within 3 minutes. The flat and stunned young Mariners never really recovered despite the rest of the game being much more even. The Gold Coast's opponents in Melbourne next Saturday will be 2nd placed Perth Glory who defeated Adelaide United 1-0 at home on Sunday.
Chris Dunkerley reports from Lisarow ...
[ Match report & photos.... ]

A-League: Season 5
HAL Finals - Preliminary Final
NYL Semis
Previews

11/03/2010


This preview covers HAL Finals - Preliminary Final, with Wellington visiting Sydney for a sudden death game with the winner going to the Grand Final; and of course NYL continues with the semi-finals. Get out to a local game this weekend! Otherwise catch it at your local club, pub, or new-found best friend's house! Lineups, tickets, TV and radio, etc.

All the details in ..
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A-League:
BOTN Player of the Year HAL5

11/03/2010
Chris Dunkerley

Carlos Hernandez is No. 1 Player of the year

The BOTN players of the year are:
1st - HERNANDEZ, Carlos (Melbourne)
The other high scorers were:
2nd - IFILL, Paul (Wellington)
3rd - van DIJK, Sergio (Brisbane)
4th - CORICA, Steve (Sydney)
5th - FOWLER, Robbie (Nth Qld)
The other nominees were: Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast), Nick Ward (Melbourne), Craig Moore (Brisbane), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide), Kevin Muscat (Melbourne), Matt Thompson (Newcastle), Fabio Vignaroli (Newcastle), Jason Culina (Gold Coast), Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast), Archie Thompson (Melbourne), David Williams (Nth Qld), Simon Colosimo (Sydney), Travis Dodd (Adelaide), John McKain (Wellington)
BOTN's HAL football writers were asked to nominate their top 5 players of the season. 19 players have received at least one nomination in the top 5!
See for all nominations

AFC Champions League - 2010
Shandong Luneng 0 - Adelaide United 2

10/03/2010



'Adelaide Make it Two' - Adelaide United made the most of the long trip to the cold northern Chinese province of Shandong by defeating sister club Shandong Luneng 2-0, with good goals, a first half header by Sergio van Dijk, and a second half header by Matthew Leckie from a corner; taking full points in the process from the first two games .. Chris Dunkerley reports .. ..
[ AFC ...]
[ AFC stats ...] [ BOTN Report ]

AFC Champions League - 2010
Melbourne Victory 0 - Seongnam Ilhwa 2

09/03/2010



'ACL tie a game too far' - Just two days after gaining a place in the A-League Grand Final Melbourne Victory hosted Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma of South Korea in an ACF Champions League tie and, though it was a closely matched performance, they went down 0-2 with tired legs at Docklands in front of just under 8,000 fans .. Peter Humffray reports from Docklands

[ AFC ...]
[ AFC stats ...] [ BOTN Match Report ...]

A-League: Championship Finals
Major Semi-Final - 2nd Leg

07/03/2010


Sydney FC 2(2)- Melbourne Victory 1(2)
(Melbourne Victory go through to Grand Final on aggregate 4-3 to them)


'Victory first into Grand Final' - Melbourne will host the Hyundai A-League Grand Final and NYL Final at Docklands after a late extra-time goal to Archie Thompson from a disputed free-kick quickly taken by Kevin Muscat secured a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC in the pulsating major semi-final second leg at the SFS on Sunday and 3-4 on aggregate ..
Chris Dunkerley & Peter Rowney report ..
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Championship Finals
Elimination Semi-Final

07/03/2010


Wellington Phoenix 1 (3) - Newcastle Jets 1 (1)



'Phoenix Rise & Rise' - Wellington Phoenix delighted a crowd of over 32,000 on a balmy Wellington day to come from behind and defeat Newcastle Jets 3-2 after extra time. They now move to Australia to play either Sydney or Melbourne for the right to play in the Grand Final ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ..
[ Match report .... ]

International Football: Women
Australia 3 - North Korea 2

06/03/2010: The Qantas Matildas defeated DPR Korea 3-2 in a tough international 'friendly' on Saturday 6 March at a wet Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane. Twice the Australian's lead was closed by the temperamental Koreans but some magic in stoppage time of the game saw Kyah Simon score an audacious goal.
[ BOTN Match Report ...]

National Youth League: Round 27
Mariners are NYL 2010 Premiers

06/03/2010


Central Coast 0 - Sydney FC 0

Central Coast Mariners drew with Sydney FC in a close fought game at Pluim Park, Lisarow on Saturday 6 March, but had to wait for Newcastle Jets to beat Perth Glory 2-3 in Perth to claim the premiership by one point. Adelaide drew with Gold Coast so the finals teams are Central Coast, Perth Glory, Adelaide, and Gold Coast. Sydney missed on goal difference.
Ray Sandell reports from Lisarow ...
[ Match report .... ]

International Football: Men
Australia 1 - Indonesia 0

03/03/2010: Australia's Qantas Socceroos advanced to the finals tournament of the Asian Cup in Qatar in January 2011 with a dominant display that belied the 1-0 scoreline. The single goal scrambled by defender Mark Milligan was enough to seal qualification ...
[ FFA scoreboard ...]
[ More ...]

Link to HAL Finals week 2 page (F2)

R.I.P: Johnny Warren (1943 - 2004)
'The Conscience of Australian Football!'

Link to HAL Finals 2 page (F2
A-League 2009/10 Season 5
Championship Series & Grand Final

Results & Reports
2
1
0(5p)
0(6p)
1(4p)
1(2p)
2(2)
1(2)
1(3)
1(1)
4
2
1(3p)
1(4p)

2009/2010 A-League Table

Round 27 - Premiership completed

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Sydney

27

15

3

9

35

23

12

48

2

Melbourne V

27

14

5

8

47

32

15

47

3

Gold Coast

27

13

5

9

39

35

4

44

4

Wellington

27

10

10

7

36

28

8

40

5

Perth Glory

27

11

6

10

40

34

6

39

6

Newcastle J

27

10

4

13

33

45

-12

34

7

NQ Fury

27

8

8

11

29

46

-17

32

8

CentralCoast

27

7

9

11

32

29

3

30

9

Brisbane R

27

8

6

13

32

42

-10

30

10

Adelaide U

27

7

8

12

23

32

-9

29

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2009/10 Champions - Sydney FC
2009/10 Premiers - Sydney FC
2008/09 Premiers - Melbourne Victory FC
Champions - Melbourne Victory FC
Runners up - Adelaide United FC
2007/08 Premiers - Central Coast Mariners FC
Champions - Newcastle Jets FC
Runners up - Central Coast Mariners FC

2006/07 Premiers - Melbourne Victory FC
Champions - Melbourne Victory FC
Runners Up - Adelaide United FC

2005/06 Premiers - Adelaide United FC
Champion - Sydney FC
Runners Up - Central Coast Mariners FC

Matches

Socceroos & Matildas:

    Socceroos:
  • Next Men's friendly - tba
  • Next AC Qualifier - Australia vs NZ - Melbourne
  • Matildas & Young Matildas :
    - Matildas in China, Asian Cup, May 2010
  • Olyroos (U23):
    - tba
    Fixtures & Results
A-League fixtures:
HAL Season 5, Round 1 - Started on Friday 6 August 2009. Round 27 - 12/14 February, 2010. Finals - 20 February to 13 March; with Grand Final on Saturday 20 March, 2009
All times are the local unless shown otherwise!

BOTN Player Points
Premiership Player 2009-10
Carlos Hernandez (MV)

Roar's Alex Brosque
(Now Sydney FC)

Winner of Back Of The Net's 2005-2006
& Inaugural A-League Player Of The Year (Premiership)

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