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for the 2008-2009 Season

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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun 20 July home Central Coast Mrnrs win 1 0 Daniel Good attacking trio debutants Leilei Gao, Bertos + Daniel.
Sun 27 July away Queensland Roar draw 1 1 Kwasnik Kwassy scores on debut, screamers from Hearfield & Ferrante saved
Sat 2 Aug away Sydney FC win 3 2 Hearfield, Smeltz, Gao Second half comeback from 2 -0 down, brilliant solo winner Leilei Gao, Durante red card
Wed 6 Aug home Final loss 0 (7) 0 (8)   Lost the pen shoot out. McCain confident at the back. Johnno's volley and Smeltz header both well saved by Theoklitos
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Sun Aug 17 home Queensland Roar draw 1 1 Smeltz Kwasnik hit bar, Durante's defence, not at our best, lucky to hang on
Sun Aug 24 home Melbourne Victory loss 2 4 Smeltz (2) Holes in defence, heavy rain, Ferrante heading the ball off line, sub Covs speed
Sat Aug 30 away Adelaide Utd loss 0 3   Leilei Gao's runs, Mulligan debut, hmmm
Sun Sept 14 home Central Coast Mrnrs draw 0 0   Moss brilliant saves including a triple save, Bosnich made a point blank save too
Sun Sept 21 away Perth Glory loss 0 1   McKain kicking ball off line, giving away penalty, Hearfield airshot
Sun Sept 28 home Sydney FC win 2 1 Smeltz, T. Brown Great second half, Smeltzy's near post header, head bandaged Brown winner
Mon Oct 6 away Newcastle draw 2 2 Smeltz 2 (pens) Smeltz hit post, Leilei Gao's head bandage, he and Covs winning pens
Sun Oct 19 away Central Coast Mrnrs win 1 0 K. Dodd McKain in midfield, 30 degrees, Dodd great glancing header, strong defence
Sun Oct 26 home Queensland Roar loss 0 1   Leo putting a good late chance over top, Smeltzy almost nailing a late overhead kick
Sun Nov 2 away Perth Glory loss 0 2    
Fri Nov 7 away Sydney FC win 2 1 L. Bertos, Smeltz (pen) Controlled game thru midfield, Leo header, Paston howler, Lochead's overlaps
Sun Nov 23 home Newcastle win 2 0 Smeltz, T. Hearfield Fred debut, two Jets (incl Joel Griffiths) sent off, Paston saved late pen, only 5500 attended, Sub Hearfield assist then scored.
Fri Nov 28 home Melbourne Victory win 2 1 Brown, Smeltz Smeltz's touch turn and top corner, Paston 3 saves in a row, McKain superb in midfield, Fred and Leo great on attack
Fri Dec 5 away Adelaide Utd loss 1 6 Fred Paston injured, made good saves, over run in 2nd half, Ferrante hit bar
Sat Dec 13 home Perth Glory draw 1 1 Brown Smeltz hitting bar from 5 yards, Daniel good as sub, Leo great shot brilliantly saved, McKain shot headed over by Harnwell in last minutes
Fri Dec 19 home Central Coast Mrnrs win 1 0 Smeltz 2 min goal, Leo cross Smeltz header. Dodgy moments in our penalty area
Sun Dec 28 away Queensland Roar loss 2 3 o.g., Hearfield Moss great save from freekick but ball kicked out of grasp, Hearfield's far post header, Durante red carded 90th min and Roar scored from the freekick.
Sun Jan 4 home Newcastle win 3 0 Bertos, Smeltz (2) Moss outstanding saves in first half, Leo scrambling the ball in with his 'thigh', Smeltz's superb chip. Siggy's calm defence, Daniel actually getting a game.
Sun Jan 11 away Sydney FC loss 0 1   Hearfield after a lot of good work redcarded for a "headbutt".
Sun Jan 18 home Adelaide Utd draw 1 1 C. Barbarouses Costa's header, Cov's retirement, Brown red card, McKain ruling the midfield
Fri Jan 23 away Melbourne Victory loss 0 2   Attacked well, Smeltz & Moss in last games, Smeltz twice being hit by good Phoenix strikes! Dodd & Siggy's stout defence.

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Leading Scorers (includes pre-season):

Shane Smeltz 13
Tim Brown 3
Troy Hearfield 3
Leo Bertos 2
Costa Barbarouses 1
Fred 1
Karl Dodd 1
Leilei Gao 1
Adam Kwasnik 1
Daniel 1
Own Goal 1

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