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ACL Champions League: Group H
'Mariners go through
despite heavy loss'

04/04/2013


Central Coast Mariners 0 - Kashiwa Reynol 3


A-League Grand Final winners Central Coast Mariners became only the third A-League side to reach the last 16 of the AFC Champions League despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at home by Group H runaway winners Kashiwa Reysol FC 'Sun Kings' on Tuesday night. ...
Chris Dunkerley reports

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Finals - Grand Final
'Bambi Shot Twice in Grand Final'
22/04/2013


Western Sydney 0 - Central Coast 2



Central Coast Mariners FC are Champions of the Hyundai A-League clubs after defeating Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 at a packed Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday evening. It was a game of fairy-tales ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from the SFS ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Finals - Semi
'Mariners into 4th GF
in 8 years'

14/04/2013


Central Coast 1 - Melbourne Victory 0



Central Coast Mariners FC will go into their 4th Grand Final in 8 years after a solid 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory FC at Gosford on Sunday evening ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Finals - Semi
'Victory turnaround
stuns luckless Glory'

5/04/2013


Melbourne Victory 1 (AET 2) - Perth Glory 1 (AET 1)


Perth Glory thought they had gained their second away win over Melbourne Victory in two weeks, but ended up getting dumped out of this A-League finals series by a late onslaught from the hosts as the game ended 2-1 ..
Ze Ko reports from Melbourne ...

[ Match report .... ]

ACL Champions League: Group H
'Mariners go second
with win'

04/04/2013


Central Coast Mariners 2 - Guizhou Renhe 1


Central Coast Mariners FC defeated Guizhou Renhe FC of China 2-1 in Gosford on Wednesday night - a crucial AFC Champions League Group H victory which has moved them to 2nd in the group ...
Chris Dunkerley reports

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 27 (last) in Review

31/03/2013
Jeremy Ruane


'Final round joy for Wests, Brisbane and Pert'
- There was final round joy for Western Sydney Wanderers, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory as the premiership phase of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League drew to a close on Easter weekend ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 27
'Melbourne Condemn Wellington
To Wooden Spoon '

31/03/2013


Wellington Phoenix 2 - Melbourne Victory 3


Melbourne Victory confirmed a third-placed finish for themselves in the Hyundai A-League on Easter Sunday, and at the same time condemned Wellington Phoenix to the wooden spoon for the season as the visiting team prevailed 3-2 in front of 6,813 fans at a wind-blown Westpac Stadium ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 27
'Nervy Brisbane overcome
clumsy Sydney'

30/03/2013


Brisbane Roar 3 - Sydney FC 1


A nervy Brisbane Roar finally booked a ticket to the Big Dance, with a 3-1 win over Sydney FC in front of more than 19,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium last Thursday evening ..
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 27
'Young Mariners Take Heart '
30/03/2013


Central Coast 2 - Melbourne Heart 1


Central Coast Mariners have finished the final round of the regular Hyundai A-League season on Easter Saturday with their younger side earning a 2-1 win over a ten-man Melbourne Heart at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 27
'Wanderers are Premiers'
29/03/2013


Newcastle Jets 0 - Western Sydney W 3


The Western Sydney Wanderers are the winners of the premiers plate for the 2012/13 season after their 3-0 away win in Newcastle, to complete an amazing debut season in the competition ..
Robert Szomolnoki reports from Newcastle ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 26 in Review

24/03/2013
Jeremy Ruane


'Final Round To Decide Premiers And Play-Off Spots'
- The final round of action in the Hyundai A-League will determine which club will win the premiership, and the final make-up of the play-off contenders, after the penultimate round produced some intriguing results on the penultimate weekend in March ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

National Premier Leagues
NSW Mens 2
Round 1
'Tigers run out winners
over 10-man Spirit'

23/03/2013


Spirit FC 1 - Northern Tigers 3



Northern Tigers went home with the three points in the local derby at Christie Park for the 1st round of the NSW National Premier Leagues Mens 2. The result 1-3 was a fair one with the 32nd minute sending off of Spirit striker Tim Simpson a turning point ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Christie Park ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 25
'Glory defeat Victory
in topsy-turvy game '

23/03/2013


Melbourne Victory 2 - Perth Glory 3


Alistair Edwards saw his Perth Glory side clinch a morale boosting 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory on debut, but they were to work hard to edge a rollercoaster contest with an injury time winner ..
Zee Ko reports from Melbourne ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 25 in Review

18/03/2013
Jeremy Ruane


'Plate presentation looms, but top six no clearer'
- The destiny of the Hyundai A-League’s Premiership Plate became increasingly apparent on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but the identity of the final two teams in this season’s play-offs is still no clearer with just nine games remaining in the round-robin phase of the campaign. ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 25
''Big Blue' draw
keeps Sydney in touch with 6'

17/03/2013


Sydney FC 1 - Melbourne Victory 1



By all accounts the game was exciting. Lots of goalmouth action. Tension until the final whistle. But we were frustrated. The football was poor. The refereeing was atrocious. The stars on both sides failed so dismally they made the opposing keepers look good. ..
Stephen Webb reports from the SFS ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 25
'Wellington punctures Perth’s
play-off prospects'

17/03/2013


Perth Glory 1 - Wellington Phoenix 2


Bottom-placed Wellington Phoenix punctured Perth Glory’s Hyundai A-League play-offs prospects at NIB Stadium on St. Patrick’s Day, upsetting the locals 2-1 to the disbelief of the majority of the 6,360 fans present ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 25
'Roar finals chances dented
by gutsy Mariners '

17/03/2013


Central Coast 1 - Brisbane Roar 0


The Central Coast Mariners defeated Brisbane Roar 1-0 at their windy, white capped Brisbane Water-side home this evening. The win kept the Mariners in with a mathematical chance of top spot, and guaranteed a top 2 finish. For the Roar, it dented severely their chances of a top 6 finish .. Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...
[ Match report .... ]

ACL Champions League: Group H
'Kashiwa's scoring class downs Mariners '

13/03/2013


Kashiwa Reysol 3 - Central Coast Mariners 1


A brilliant brace from Brazilian Leandro Domingues put J-League outfit Kashiwa Reysol well on the way gaining a 3-1 victory over Central Coast Mariners in Japan on Wednesday night.It was the finishing class of Kashiwa that stood out. ...
Chris Dunkerley reports

[ Match report ... ]

12/03/2013: The 2013 NSW winter season was launched on Tuesday 12 March, at the WatervieW function centre at Bi-Centennial Park, Homebush Bay. "Under the new National Premier Leagues guidelines, the elite programme and comnpetitions in NSW will continue to provide the National squads with the talent and experience to grow in both the men's and women's compeitions". The NPL model will bring national guidelines for the state and territory elite football club competitions for the first time .. Chris Dunkerley writes for BOTN ...
[ .. More ..]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 24 in Review & NYL results

11/03/2013
Jeremy Ruane


'Remarkable Rookies Rewrite Records'
-Who would have thought that, with three rounds of the Hyundai A-League remaining, the competition’s newest club would be topping the table, five points clear of their nearest challengers? ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 24
'Leaders run close
by bottom-placed rivals'

10/03/2013


Western Sydney W 2 - Wellington Phoenix 1


Hyundai A-League leaders Western Sydney Wanderers scored a competition record ninth successive victory in front of 15,809 fans on March 10, but they were made to work hard for their 2-1 win at Parramatta Stadium by a Wellington Phoenix side which didn’t play like a bottom-placed team ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 24
'Roar, Victory provide no clarity ..'
09/03/2013


Brisbane Roar 1 - Melbourne Victory 1


Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory played out a thrilling draw at Suncorp Stadium last night, further muddying the waters of A-League form ..
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 24
'Sydney FC dominate
as they beat the Mariners'

09/03/2013


Sydney FC 2 - Central Coast 0


Both sides came into this fixture in need of the 3 points, especially Sydney FC as they try and fight their way into the top 6. Whilst the Mariners couldn’t afford a slip up with Wanderers just ahead of them on the table ..
Tom Moxey reports from Sydney ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 23
'What a difference
four days makes!'

03/03/2013


Wellington Phoenix 1 - Melbourne Heart 0


Wellington Phoenix stunned Hyundai A-League play-offs chasers Melbourne Heart in front of their lowest ever home crowd on March 3, but the fact their 1-0 win at the Forsyth Barr Stadium was watched by just 3,060 patrons mattered not in the circumstances ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 23 in Review

03/03/2013
Jeremy Ruane


'New Boys Go Top With Four Rounds To Play'
- The fairytale debut season of Hyundai A-League newcomers Western Sydney Wanderers continued at Bluetongue Stadium on 2 March, as they edged incumbents Central Coast Mariners 1-0 to climb to the top of the table with four rounds remaining ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 23
'Coast rue chances
as Wanderers go top'

02/03/2013


Central Coast 0 - Western Sydney 1


Western Sydney Wanderers FC have moved to the top of the A-League table with a 1-0 win over reigning Premiers Central Coast Mariners at a very wet and loud Central Coast Stadium on Saturday night. ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...

[ Match report .... ]

ACL Champions League: Group H
'Mariners dry up in ACL'

27/02/2013


Central Coast Mariners 0 - Suwon Bluewings 0



On a dry and warm evening in Gosford the football pride of South Korea and the football pride of NSW tested each other out but over the 94 minutes it was the defences that stood dominant ending in a 0-0 draw ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Round 26 (brought fwd)
'No change to patient
despite change at helm'

27/02/2013


Wellington Phoenix 1 - Newcastle Jets 2


Wellington Phoenix began life in the post-Ricki Herbert era in much the same manner as they had played out much of their former mentor’s final campaign on 27 February, slumping to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium, in their brought forward R26 game, which leaves the home team battling to avoid the wooden spoon ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

Link to HAL8 Round 27

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

Link to HAL8 R27
A-League 2012/13 (Season 8)
Results & Reports

Finals Series
1 (2AET)
1 (1AET)
Adelaide
1
2
Brisbane
Western Sydney
2
0
Brisbane
1
0
0
2
 

2012/2013 A-League Table

HAL 8 Premiership (Round 27 - complete)

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Western Syd.

27

18

3

6

41

21

20

57

2

Central Coast

27

16

6

5

48

22

26

54

3

Victory

27

13

5

9

48

45

3

44

4

Adelaide U

27

12

5

10

38

37

1

41

5

Brisbane R

27

10

5

12

33

29

4

34

6

Perth Glory

27

9

5

13

29

31

-2

32

7

Sydney

27

9

5

13

41

51

-10

32

8

Newcastle

27

8

7

12

30

45

-15

31

9

Heart

27

9

3

15

31

40

-9

27

10

Wellington

27

7

6

14

31

49

-18

27

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