Hyundai A-League - 2010/2011 - Season 6

Stalemate at fuller EnergyAustralia Stadium
By Robert Szomolnocki

2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 8
7.30pm Saturday 23 September 2010 - EnergyAustralia Stadium

Newcastle United Jets FC 0
drew with
Melbourne Victory FC 0

(Photo linked from FFA site)

The Jets and Victory have played out an entertaining scoreless draw at Energy Stadium Australia.

Both teams started brightly at a frenetic pace.

Ricardinho has the first shot on goal which deflects of Mooy and lands safely with Kennedy.

Zadkovich races down the middle of the park on 8 minutes and unleashes a left foot pile driver that beats Petrovic but hits the underside of the cross bar and bounces out.

Hernandez responds for Victory as he tries one from 20 meters but its wide of the far upright and its been 10 games since her has scored.

Angulo looks menacing as he raids down the left he finds pace and drills a low shot that Kennedy is able to save but he spills the ball and no one is following up to tap the ball in.

Hernandez then tees Kruse up up he fires across the face of the goal.

Pondeljak is very busy and on the half hour he tries to curl one past Kennedy but the keeper saves.

The second half opens with a Zadkovich/Rooney one-two but Zadkovich spoons it over the cross bar.

On 53 minutes Pondeljak through ball has Kruse to the by line his cut back finds Hernandez and hits it over the cross bar.

On the hour Hernandez finds Ricardinho but its well over the cross bar.

A clever Hernandez/Kruse one-two splits the Jets defence but Hernandez again is off target.

There is 20 minutes remaining its became more frenetic, one goal will win this one, suddenly a long clearance has Ricardinho clear he races all the way to be at point blank range but from so close Kennedy is able to save.

The Jets put on a beautiful passing move from deep inside their area it ends with Petrovski putting in a through pass in for Elrich but the alert Petkovic is out of his line quickly to gather the ball.

The dying minutes has a dipping Fiorentini cross is met by Abbas but its wide and finally Hernandez puts Kellaway through on goal but he hits a low shot past the near up right.

It finishes 0-0.

2010/2011 Hyundai A-League - Round 8
7.30pm Saturday 23 September 2010 - EnergyAustralia Stadium

Newcastle United Jets FC 0
drew with
Melbourne Victory FC 0

    Crowd: 8,652


    Newcastle Jets FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC (c), 7. Kasey WEHRMAN (3. Adam D’APUZZO +80’), 9. Zhang SHUO (17.Marcello FIORENTINI +70’),10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 14. Labinot HALITI (13. Saso PETROVSKI +70’), 15.Sean ROONEY,19.Ali ABBAS, 21. Brodie MOOY

    Substitutes not used: 40. Matthew NASH (rgk)

    Coach: Branko Culina

    Yellow Cards: Ruben ZADKOVICH 41'
    Red Cards: Nil

    Melbourne Victory FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 5.Surat SUKHA (19. Evan BERGER +56’) 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 9.RICARDINHO (27. Geoff KELLAWAY +73’), 11. Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15.Tomislav PONDELJAK, 16. Carlos HERNANDEZ, 21. Robbie KRUSE (24. Luke PILKINGTON +79’), 23. Adrian LEIJER (c)

    Substitutes not used: 20. Sebastian MATTEI (rgk)

    Coach: Ernie Merrick

    Yellow Cards: Surat Sukha 17', Robbie Kruse 35', Billy Celeski 79'
    Red Cards: Nil

    Referee: Chris Beath 8/10
    Assistant referees: Rod Allen, Ryan Gallagher; Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

    BOTN Player Points:
    2. Zadkovich (NUJ)
    2. Ali Abbas (NUJ)
    2. Tom Pondeljak (MV)

    Pitch rating: 6/10

    Game rating: 6/10

    Match Report and ratings: by Robert Szomolnoki

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