A-League Season 7 (2011-2012)
Hyundai A-League - Championship Finals Preview - Week 1

HAL Fixtures

Hyundai A-League

Wellington Phoenix FC v Sydney FC

Friday 30 March 2012 - Elimination Final - Venue: Westpac Stadium - Local kick-off: 8.00pm (6.00pm AEDT)

Referees: Chris Beath / David Walsh / Jan-Hendrick Hintz / Matt Conger

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 16): Wellington Phoenix wins 7, Sydney FC wins 8 (1 draw)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark Paston (GK), 2. Manny Muscat, 3. Tony Lochhead, 6. Tim Brown, 7. Leo Bertos, 8. Paul Ifill, 9. Chris Greenacre, 11. Daniel, 12. Nicky Ward, 14. Mirjan Pavlovic, 17. Vince Lia, 18. Ben Sigmund, 20, Tony Warner (GK), 21. Dani Sanchez, 22. Andrew Durante (C), 24. Alex Smith

In: Daniel (returns from injury); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Lucas Pantelis (knee injury - indefinite)

Sydney FC squad: 2. Sebastian Ryall, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 12. Shannon Cole, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 16. Joel Chianese, 17. Terry Antonis, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Rhyan Grant, 24. Mitch Mallia, 30. Ryan Norval (gk); *one to be omitted*

In: 24. Mitch Mallia, 30. Ryan Norval (promoted); Out: 1. Liam Reddy (sent home); Unavailable: Nil

Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners FC

Saturday 31 March 2012 - Major Semi Final - 1st leg - Venue: Suncorp Stadium - Local kick-off: 4.30pm AEST / 5.30pm AEDT

Referees: Srebre Delovski / Scott Edeling / Ryan Gallagher / Alan Milliner

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 26): Brisbane Roar wins 13, Central Coast Mariners wins 4 (9 draws)

Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Michael Theoklitos (GK), 2. Matt Smith (C), 3. Shane Stefanutto, 4. Matt Jurman, 5. Ivan Franjic, 6. Erik Paaratlu, 7. Besart Berisha, 8. Massimo Murdocca, 9. Kofi Danning, 10. Henrique, 12. Matt Mundy, 16. Mohamed Adnan, 17. Mitch Nichols, 18. Luke Brattan, 19. Jack Hingert, 20. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 22. Thomas Broich, 24. Nick Fitzgerald. *two to be omitted* Coach: Ange Postecoglou

In: 16. Mohamed Adnan (returns from injury), 18. Luke Brattan (returns from injury), 22. Thomas Broich, 2. Matt Smith, 17. Mitch Nichols (all ); Out: 25. George Lambadaridis, 29. James Donachie (both omitted); Unavailable: Nil

Central Coast Mariners squad: 2.Daniel Mcbreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson, 9. Bernie Ibini, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 12. Troy Hearfield, 14. Michael Mcglinchey, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 17. Tomas Rogic, 18. Alex Wilkinson (C), 19. John Sutton, 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk), 22. Mustafa Amini, 23. Adam Kwasnik

In: 2. Daniel Mcbreen, 16. Trent Sainsbury (both promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Nil

Perth Glory FC v Melbourne Heart FC

Sunday 1 April 2012 - Elimination Final - Venue: nib Stadium - Local kick-off: 5.00pm WST / 7.00pm AEDT

Referees: Jarred Gillett / Paul Cetrangolo / Matthew Cheeseman / Joe Fusari

Perth Glory squad: 1.Danny Vukovic (Gk), 2.Josh Mtchell, 3.Bas Van Den Brink, 4.Billy Mehmet, 5.Steve Pantelidis, 7.Jacob Burns, 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miller, 12.Scott Neville 13.Travis Dodd, 14.Steven Mcgarry, 15.Tommy Amphlett, 17.Todd Howarth, 18.Jesse Makarounas, 19.Josh Risdon, 20. Neil Young, 26.Brandon O’neill, 27.Andrezinho, 28. Ndumba Makeche, 29.Sam Mitchinson, 35. Dean Heffernan; *six to be omitted*

In: 2.Josh Mtchell (Returns From Back Injury), 3.Bas Van Den Brink (Returns From Calf Injury), 7.Jacob Burns (Returns From Rib Injury), 10.Liam Miller (Returns From Back Injury), 35. Dean Heffernan (Returns From 1 Game Suspension); Out: Nil; Unavailable: 6.Chris Coyne (Achilles), 16. Evan Berger (hamstring)

Melbourne Heart squad: 1.Clint Bolton (GK), 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 4.Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred ©, 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 8.Kristian Sarkies, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 11.Alex Terra, 13.Jonatan Germano, 15.David Williams, 16.Aziz Behich, 17.Jason Hoffman, 18.Curtis Good, 19.Eli Babalj, 23.Mate Dugandzic, 27.Craig Goodwin, 30.Sebastian Mattei (GK) *four to be omitted*

In: Kristian Sarkies, David Williams, Jason Hoffman, Craig Goodwin (all promoted); Out: Nil; Unavailable: Adrian Zahra (1 week – quad)

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
BOTN Team Podcast - No.2
'Round 27, and into the Finals'

27/03/2012

National Youth League

"The National Youth League provides players aged between 16-20 years of age a clear pathway from youth leagues to senior level and then on to professional level. When combined with existing State-based competitions, players in the national youth league will play between 35-40 games each year. Youth Players must have a minimum time on the park if in the squad.
Please note that squads are subject to change, and (OA) depicts overage player (born before 1 January 1991). The first round of the 4th season of the National Youth League started on 21 October, 2011

Fixtures

Round 17 draw

The Nation al Youth League season is almost completed for 2011/12 - 2 washed out games may be played.

Westfield W-League

The Westfield W-League season is completed for 2011/12


Chris Dunkerley for BOTN - 23 March, 2012 (from information supplied, including by FFA)

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