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for the 2009-2010 Season

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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun Aug 9 away Newcastle Jets loss 2 3 B. Sigmund, C. Greenacre Shoddy defending, Greenacre scoring on debut, squeezing ball under hapless keeper, Bertos's attacking runs, did Tim Brown touch the ball?
Sun Aug 16 home Perth Glory win 2 1 P. Ifill, L. Bertos Cold, wind, rain, 10000 fans, shirts off, Ifill's shots, Leo's stunning freekick, lucky, Perth hit bar twice
Sun Aug 23 away Queensland Roar draw 1 1 Greenacre Were the better team, Greenacre's header, Kruse's shocking tackle on Leo
Sun Aug 30 away Sydney loss 0 2   Crowther in goal, kick charged down, lucky, defended well for first 75 min
Fri Sept 4 home Adelaide draw 1 1 Ifill An Ifill winner ruled out for Greenacre being 'offside", Ifill and Daniel in great form
Sun Sept 13 away Melbourne Victory draw 1 1 T. Brown Dominant display at Melbourne. Brown great two touch finish from super Daniel cross. Daniel volley saved, Durante header saved. McKain superb in defence, Manny's duel with Fabiano, Brown top in midfield, Rojas debut.
Sun Sept 20 home N Queensland Fury draw 1 1 Bertos 94th min equaliser for Fury, gutting! Daniel and Ferrante both glaring misses. Caceras good debut. Robbie Fowler playing for Fury. Ifill again setting up chances.
Sun Sept 27 home Centr Coast M'riners draw 0 0   Swirling wind, Vinnie Lia's midfield work, Manny Muscat, Whakatane boys in their frizzy wigs
Fri Oct 2 away Gold Coast Utd draw 0 0   Another draw, the better team but no win! Daniel header hit bar, Durante's defence
Sat Oct 17 away N Queensland Fury draw 1 1 Brown A new record! 6 consecutive draws! Brown's good header. Fury's Ufuk Talay putting McBreen through from a non-contested drop ball, and McBreen skying the shot! Paston and Durante top form again.
Sun Oct 25 home Gold Coast Utd win 6 0 Daniel (2), Brown, Ifill, Greenacre, Hearfield 4 goals in 11 minutes in second half, superb set up play from Ifill, Durante dribbling past 6 men, Greenie and Brownie rounding the keeper to score, Lochie heading the ball lying on the ground, YF chanting "Smeltzy, Smeltzy what's the score" after each goal, a superb team display.
Sun Nov 1 away Sydney loss 1 3 C. Barbarouses Paston early injured, 3 nil down after 30 min, Daniel penalty scored but saved on retake, Costa header narrow wide, then scored with volley
Wed Nov 4 home Newcastle Jets win 3 0 Brown, Greenacre, Ifill Costa's first start, set up Greenacre, Ifill on fire again, Siggy's brave blocks
Sun Nov 8 home Perth Glory draw 1 1 Ifill Disjointed, Leo and Caceres came on as subs and got things going
Sun Nov 22 away Newcastle Jets win 1 0 Ifill Ifill lovely touch for goal, and identical shot superbly saved. Diego played. Durante and Siggy great in defence. 40 degrees!
Sun Nov 29 away Queensland Roar loss 1 4 Greenacre Plenty of attacks. Manny red card for elbowing T. Oar. Sub Disco Troy did well.
Fri Dec 4 home Melbourne Victory draw 1 1 Brown Melb red card. Timmy header, Melb late equaliser, gutted. Lochie's raids down left.
Sat Dec 12 home Sydney loss 0 1   Strong winds in Palm Nth, a dubious penalty against McKain, Dura hooking ball off line, Paston out with broken leg, Greenie out, 2 suspended, doh!
Fri Dec 18 away Adelaide draw 1 1 A. Caceres Reddy in goal, did well, Brown missed easy header and two others. Caceres scored, off keeper's leg, seconds after subbing on.
Thur Dec 31 away Centr Coast M'riners win 2 0 Ifill (2) Manny playing centre midfield, Ifill won pen and converted then scored from Caceres backheel.
Sat Jan 9 home Queensland Roar win 3 1 Brown, E. Dadi (2) Dadi's debut, a brilliant overhead kick. Reddy fired up against old team, two good saves, Manny Muscat chip for Brown's header.
Fri Jan 15 home N Queensland Fury win 3 0 Dadi, Ifill, J McKain Terrible Welly weather
Fri Jan 22 away Perth Glory loss 0 2   Dadi's dribbling penalty against his old club
Tues Jan 26 away Melbourne Victory loss 0 4   Playing three at the back, hmmm. Brown unlucky.
Sat Jan 30 home Adelaide win 1 0 McKain 19200 crowd in windy Christchurch, Durante cool defence, Greenacre's hard work
Sun Feb 7 away Gold Coast Utd win 1 0 Ifill (pen) Excellent defence McKain, Durante, Reddy. Not conceeding a goal to the high fliers all season. Midfield pressure paid off. We're in the play offs!
Fri Feb 12 home Centr Coast M'riners win 3 0 Brown, Ifill (2) Ifill torturing the Mariners with his twists and turns. 14000 fans in Welly. Ref Chris Beath gave Mariners nothing! Brown's striker like runs. Finished 4th, home semi final next week!
Sun Feb 21 home Perth Glory win 1 (4) 1 (2) Greenacre Semi Final. 24000 at Cake tin! Liam Reddy two penalty saves in penalty shoot out. McKain red card. Manny's runs and assist.
Sun Mar 7 home Newcastle win 3 1 (aet) Brown, Ifill, Dadi Semi final. 33000 attend. Ifill hit post, three subs combine to score 3rd goal Diego - Daniel - Dadi. Durante's outstanding defence. Daniel's switches of play. 4 players only flew in from USA AWs v Mexico match yesterday.
Sat Mar 13 away Sydney loss 2 4 A Durante, Dadi Prelim final. Captain Dura's first goal in 83 A League games! Chris Payne scoring with his hand to put Sydney ahead 2 - 1. End of an excellent season with bad taste in the mouth.

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Leading Scorers:

Paul Ifill 13
Tim Brown 8
Chris Greenacre 6
Eugene Dadi 5
John McKain 2
Daniel Cortes 2
Leo Bertos 2
Andrew Durante 1
Adrian Caceres 1
Costa Barbarouses 1
Troy Hearfield 1
Ben Sigmund 1

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