Hyundai A-League - 2012/2013 - Season 8

Sydney FC dominate
as they beat the Mariners
By Tom Moxey

2012/2013 Hyundai A-League - Round 24
5:30pm, Saturday 9 March, 2013
at Sydney Football Stadium

Sydney FC 2
(Sebastian Ryall 25’, Joel Chianese 73')
defeated
Central Coast Mariners FC 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.

Sydney had the first chance of the half with a brilliant play by Allessandro Del Piero who dribbled and fought past 3 Mariners players. Alessandro than passed to Grant who set up Emerton which then brought a fantastic save by Matt Ryan.

For the first 20 minutes of the fixture Sydney FC were looking the better side with plenty of chances to open the scoring although the home side couldn’t capitalize. After some tense defending from the Central Coast based side Sydney FC finally scored the opener in the 25th minute with Seb Ryall making a neat shot which deflected off Sainsbury and back into the net.

Sydney FC held their lead going into half-time surprising Graham Arnold's men.

The second half was more the same with Sydney FC dominating with plenty of chances including one in the 69th minute with Del Piero with a places curved shot which was brilliantly saved by Matt Ryan.

A few minutes later the Sky Blues added to the tally with a goal to Joel Chianese.

A swift one two with Terry Antonis completely baffled the Mariners defence and Chianese finished it off in front of 16,000 fans. Late in the match Chianese was at it again getting on the end of a Del Piero chip but just missed the right hand side of the goal.

Many onlookers would be impressed by the quality of football that Sydney FC were playing and are now walking away with the three points and 5th on the table.

Mariners have to go back to the drawing board after two losses in a row and have to gear up for a home game against Brisbane Roar next week.



2012/2013 Hyundai A-League - Round 24
5:30pm, Saturday 9 March, 2013
at Sydney Football Stadium

Sydney FC 2
(Sebastian Ryall 25’, Joel Chianese 73')
defeated
Central Coast Mariners FC 0

    Crowd: 16,115

    MATCH STATS:

    Sydney FC :
    Player listing:
    20. Vedran Janjetovic (gk), 2. Sebastian Ryall, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Adam Griffiths, 10. Alessandro Del Piero, 13. Tiago Calvano, 15. Terry Mcflynn (22. Ali Abbas +90’), 17. Terry Antonis, 23. Rhyan Grant, 26. Peter Triantis, 29. Joel Griffiths (16. Joel Chianese +69’)

    Substitutes: 1. Ivan Necevski (rgk), 21. Yairo Yau

    Coach: Frank Farina

    Yellow Cards: Terry McFlynn 72’
    Red Cards: Nil

    Central Coast Mariners FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Mathew Ryan (gk), 2. Daniel Mcbreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic (5. Zachary Anderson +62’) , 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson, 9. Bernie Ibini, 14. Michael McGlinchey, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery (11. Oliver Bozniac +62’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (19. Mitchell Duke +53’)

    Substitutes: 20. Justin Pasfield (rgk),

    Coach: Graham Arnold

    Yellow Cards: John Hutchinson 70’
    Red Cards: Nil


    Referee: Jarred Gillett 8/10 – Didn’t need to make any major decisions. Solid game.
    Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream, Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Anaz; Fourth official: Ben Williams

    BOTN Player Points:
    3. Seb Ryall (SFC)
    2. Allessandro Del Piero (SFC)
    1. Joel Chianese (SFC)

    Pitch rating: 4/10 – Rugby League is back which now brings poor pitches in the A-League

    Game rating: 8/10 – Great attacking game mainly by Sydney FC

    Match report, points and ratings: Tom Moxey All Photos: Stephen Webb










































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