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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun Oct 9 away Gold Coast Utd draw 1 1 C. Greenacre Manny winning the ball, 50m run and pass to set up goal, kneeing ball off the line, Daniel juggling ball with his head to thwart defender, Pasty good point blank saves.
Sun Oct 16 home Newcastle Jets win 2 0 T. Brown, Daniel Thanks to Terry Serepisos before the game, Ifill crocked off early, Tim scores with his shoulder, Leo carving up, Daniel scores, two undeserved late red cards - Tim and Ward. Ward's later overturned.
Sun Oct 23 away Perth Glory loss 0 1   Bloody Smeltz had to score against Nix. Siggy header hit the bar, Durante's runs forward, Alex Smith in centre mid, Manny late 2nd yellow card.
Sun Oct 30 home Melbourne Victory loss 1 2 D. Sanchez Rojas returns with Victory but on bench. Nix dominate first half, Sanchez misses header. Go behind, Greenie hits post, Daniel kicks ball from under goalie's hand into goal, but ruled out. Siggy red card.
Fri Nov 4 home Central Coast Mrnrs loss 1 2 Greenacre No red cards! Got back level late with Greenie, then conceded later
Sun Nov 13 away Brisbane Roar draw 1 1 Brown Terrific defensive effort at league leaders (unbeaten for 35 games). Ref gave soft free kick for their goal. Leo cross to Ward, pull back to Tim for ours. Durante immense. More injuries.
Sat Nov 19 home Adelaide Utd draw 1 1 own goal 20,000 in Auckland (Eden Park). Ifill came on to provide the cross for late own goal equaliser. Not much creativity.
Sun Nov 27 home Sydney FC win 2 1 P. Ifill, Brown Lochie cross for Ifill, nutmegged keeper. Tim Brown lobbed keeper from centre circle. Good performance by all.
Sun Dec 4 away Melbourne Heart loss 0 1   Ifill volley on the turn saved, Sanchez hit post with free kick, frustration, our fans chanting loudly in Oz "Oh Wellington is wonderful..."
Sat Dec 10 home Perth Glory win 1 0 B. Sigmund Scrappy game, Yellow cards, Siggy bullet late header from corner, Pavlov dumb late red card. Only 6000 crowd again.
Wed Dec 14 home Brisbane Roar win 2 0 Ifill, N. Ward In Dunedin, Roar dominated possession for most of it, but Ifill deflected shot on the break, and then his pass sent Nicky Ward through to finish in second half. Siggy strong in defence.
Sun Dec 18 away Melbourne Victory loss 1 3 A. Smith Poor defence for first 25 minutes, huge deflection for 2nd goal. Better 2nd half. Kewell beating four defenders in the box, then hitting it high over the bar! Alex Smith lovely outside of foot goal. Wardy concussed.
Fri Dec 23 home Newcastle Jets win 5 2 Sanchez 2, Greenacre, M. Pavlovich 2 Great attacking by whole team, Daniel 3 assists, Greenie diving header at grass level to score on his 34th birthday, Pavlov finally scores, all nicely taken goals. Manny, Smith terrific. The Zone going off!
Fri Dec 30 away Adelaide Utd loss 0 2   Smith left behind in NZ! Brown header hit post. Lochie cleared off line. Manny great last ditch tackle. Hohum performances by many. Van Dyk getting carded for running off pitch to go toilet!
Wed Jan 4 home Sydney FC win 4 2 Daniel (pen), Sanchez, Sigmund, Ifill High entertainment, Sanchez chipped keeper, Siggy header, Manny hit his own crossbar...
Sun Jan 8 home Perth Glory loss 0 1   Very late close range goal, Wind and rain, only 3800 attendance.
Sun Jan 15 away Gold Coast win 1 0 Brown Late Tim near post header from Daniel free kick. Manny cleared off line. Paston finally given a run again between the sticks. First away win of season.
Fri Jan 20 away Newcastle Jets win 1 0 M. Muscat Terrific curling shot from Manny, someone finally capitalising on Ifill's good passes.
Sun Jan 29 home Melb Heart win 3 1 Ifill (2), Greenacre Manny coming back from waiting for arrival of 1st baby in Melb just before kickoff, black out 13000 crowd, Leo's great cross for super Greenie heaqder, Leo strecthered off after getting kicked defending, Manny assist Ifill fine last goal, Daniel freekick almost snapped the post in his 101st game, 2nd on the table!
Fri Feb 3 away Adelaide Utd win 2 1 Brown, Sanchez Ifill outstanding, set up Brown, hit bar, should have had a pen. Sanchez header, Siggy bloodied head bandage, Manny played, baby overdue!
Sun Feb 12 home Brisbane Roar loss 0 2   Nix sat back and let Roar play in 1st half, Ifill had two shots well saved, Siggy injured, late yellow cards to Durante and Brown mean they're suspended next week. Doh!
Sat Feb 18 away Central Coast M loss 0 2   Paston some really good saves, Siggy captain. Greenie a lovely volley just over and a good header well saved, Lia tormented at right back
Sat Feb 25 away Sydney FC win 1 0 Ifill Pasty's saves, stout defence survived lots of pressure, Ifill great header from Lochhead's cross
Sun Mar 4 home Gold Coast win 2 0 A. Durante, Ward Gold Coast licence with drawn , but still came to play. Their keeper miraculously blocked at least five close range shots. Durante nice goal, hit bar and narrowly missed.
Sat Mar 10 away Melb Heart draw 1 1 Ifill Ifill denied penalty, set up by Greenie for thunderbolt goal, last ditch defending at times in first half
Fri Mar 16 away Melbourne Victory loss 0 3   Victory in rampant form, Phoenix attacked well too. Marco Rojas broken jaw after collision with Manny.
Sun Mar 25 home Central Coast M loss 1 2 L. Bertos Chances, but Mariners caught them on the counter and so were crowned minor premier winners. Leo's cross that sailed in. Ward's late impact.
Fri Mar 30 home Sydney FC win 3 2 Brown, Sigmund, Ifill (pen) Finals playoffs. Sydney keeper saved three one-on-ones. Timmy retiring, scores, Siggy power header from corner, Ifill wins and scores pen after Bling came back from 0 - 2 down. Lia mopping up the midfield.
Sat April 7 away Perth loss 2 3 (aet) Greenacre, Muscat Glorius volley from Greenie and curling strike from Manny has Nix leading 2 - 1. Siggy went off injured and Perth came back. Late in extra time they scored the winner to knock Nix out of play offs. Tim Brown's last game, retired.

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Leading Scorers:

Paul Ifill 8
Tim Brown 6
Dani Sanchez 5
Chris Greenacre 5
Ben Sigmund 3
Manny Muscat 2
Nick Ward 2
Mirjan Pavlovich 2
Daniel Cortes 2
Leo Bertos 1
Andrew Durante 1
Own Goal 1
Alex Smith 1

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