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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sat Oct 8 home Melbourne City loss 0 1   Missing All Whites, they doing great v Mexico & USA. Three debut in backline! Incl Marco Rossi. Finkler debut. Krishna pressure got their keeper sent off in 2nd half but we couldn't capitalise
Sun Oct 16 away Perth Glory loss 0 2   Ouch! AWs back. Mossy saved one of the two pens. Debutant ref didn't help. McGlinchey working hard. Lia carded after Glory striker Keogh dived.
Sun Oct 23 home Sydney FC loss 0 1   We have 2 goals disallowed for offside, one wrongly, and another offside call that prevented us wrongly from scoring. Ouch. Vinnie Lia made team of the week for his game in defensive midfield. Doyle good but off injured. Sydney score 92 min winner when our defence switched off
Mon Oct 31 away Melbourne Victory loss 1 6 R. Krishna (pen) Two early pens against us, then Fox sent off. Roy great control, taken out, scored pen. Score blew out late.
Sat Nov 5 home Newcastle Jets win 2 0 Krishna (2) Only 5800 crowd. Roly dropped to bench, A Rod and Lia good midfield combo. Finkler setting up lots. Kosta two assists for Roy to bury first half. Rossi strong in defence.
Sat Nov 12 away Central Coast Mrnr win 2 0 Krishna, H. Watson Five All Whites missing. Strong in defence. Ryan Lowrie debut, Tratt good again, good midfield, Krishna's pace. He and Watson assisted each other.
Sat Nov 19 home Melbourne Victory         postponed due to earthquake damage in Wellington
Sun Nov 27 away Melbourne City loss 1 2 Krishna Poor first half, ref dishing us out yellows galore. Kosta wins pen second half. Pen saved but Roy buries rebound. Late pen to City undeserved, both players holding shirts, Fornarolli backs into Rossi and falls over
Sun Dec 4 away Adelaide Utd loss 0 2   Krishna has penalty saved after Parkhouse was fouled in the box. Henrique scores two crackers. Not a great performance. Coach Ernie Merrick resigned soon after, leaving most fans and players in shock.
Sat Dec 10 home Central Coast Mrnr win 3 0 K. Barbarouses, V. Lia, Krishna Only 5200 in Hamilton. Greenacre and Buckingham temp coaches. Early goal to Kosta. Brilliant 30m strike from Vinnie. Fast counter attack.... Kosta to Tratt to Roy. Crowd delirious. Roly much improved. Watson hit woodwork twice.
Sat Dec 17 home West Sydney draw 2 2 G. Finkler (pen), Krishna Only 5700 in Auckland Mt Smart, though it felt like a lot more, beautiful sunny night. Nix came back from 2 - 0 down. Roy wins a pen and Finkler converts. Parkhouse nice cross and Roy heads it in, back across goal. Meantime, Mossy saves a pen and pulls off another brilliant save too.
Mon Dec 26 away Newcastle Jets draw 2 2 Barbarouses, Finkler Led twice. Finkler hit post with great free kick. Roy 2 assists.Very warm - drinks breaks. Commentator Bosnich questions Nix's value to the league in aftermatch comments. Still no news on replacement coach. Greenacre and Buckingham undefeated since Ernie left. Smeltz signed again.
Sun Jan 1 home Adelaide Utd draw 0 0   Galekovic saved Adelaide with a series of fine saves. Gale force winds, chances not converted.
Thurs Jan 5 away Perth Glory loss 1 2 Krishna Smeltz back for the Nix, assist for Roy shot which sneaked under Reddy. Late thunderbolt got Perth undeservingly level at half time. They scored early after break, then Krishna straight red for what even the home team said was only a free kick challenge. Rossi headbutted by Keogh late in the game and only a yellow was given. Nix getting tough time from the refs.
Sat Jan 14 home Central Coast Mrnr win 1 0   More tough weather in Welly, Michael McGlinchey first game back for 2 months, scores early goal. Good team effort. Late chances to Parkhouse and Watson not converted.
Tues Jan 17 home Melbourne Victory win 3 0 R. Bonevacia, J. Tratt, Barbarouses Postponed game. Exc performance stopped Victory's six game winning streak. Strong midfield from Vinnie and A Rod set platform. Roy assist for Roly to slide in. McGlinchey cross for Tratt finally nailing a towering late header, then Kosta ran and ran at them and fired in a great 20 m shot.
Sat Jan 21 home Brisbane Roar loss 0 1   Late Roar goal. Roly almost scored goal of the season with a backheel to get past 2 defenders into the box then just failing to connect to slot it.
Sun Jan 29 away Adelaide Utd draw 2 2 T. Doyle, Krishna 38 degrees, drinks breaks every 15 min. Players suffering. Doyley a solo great strike. Roy excellent finish after Kosta put him through. Ryan Lowry excellent in defence. Tratt, Roly, Mossy and Dura all in top form.
Sat Feb 4 home Western Sydney loss 1 3 S. Smeltz in New Plymouth. Nice stadium. Good yellow fever with busloads up from Wellington. Nix little penetration. WSW sat back and counter attacked well. Smeltzy scored penalty after Finkler in box and hand ball. Smeltz then 2nd yellow sent off. Lots of soft yellows. Mt Taranaki looking down on us all
Thurs Feb 9 away Sydney FC loss 1 3 A. Rodriguez Sydney too strong, but a couple of defensive lapses didn't help. Moss's 200th A league game. Made a brilliant save from a long range powerhouse. Rossi out with hammy problem. A Rod scored with his heel studs from a corner, his first ever goal in A League.
Sat Feb 18 home Melb City loss `1 5 Barbarouses Dura suspended. Dismal performance. Only bright spot was Kosta nutmegging three in a row while scoring his goal.
Sat Feb 25 away Brisbane Roar win 2 1 Smeltz, Krishna 3 players suspended by club for unprofessional conduct. Rossi off early with hammy. Very good team performance in spite of it. Lovely Parkhouse cross for Smeltzy to head home. 22 passes before Krishna finished at near post from a Kosta square ball. Smeltzy, A Rod, Fox all in top form.
Sat Mar 4 home Perth Glory draw 3 3 Finkler, Krishna, Barbarouses in Auckland. Led by two twice. Perth strong and kept the pressure on us. Castro curled in a great free kick for their final. Kosta's effort was a nice curl with his left foot. Ridenton did well at right back. Lia good, having a testimonial next weekend.
Sun Mar 19 away Western Sydney loss 1 3 Finkler Poor first ten minutes saw us under the cosh. Parkhouse subbed after 30 minutes unwell. Tratt returned home to Aussie for personal reasons. Must win game.... gone. Finkler scored direct from free kick over the wall.
Sun Mar 26 home Newcastle Jets win 5 0 Barbarouses, Finkler, Ridenton, o.g., Bonevacia Six players missing thru All Whites v Fiji games. Excellent football. Kosta outstanding, Finkler nice header, Bonevacia good in midfield, Fox good in defence. Still five points outside play off spot.
Sun Apr 2 away Melbourne Victory win 3 0 Bonevacia (2), Smeltz Full on attack, Roly two great strikes from 20 metres in first half. Victory defender Baro red card with 20 to go. Nix lots of chances, finally Smeltz tap in after good ball from Doyle. A Rod exc in midfield. Ridenton sadly stretchered off.
Sat Apr 8 home Sydney FC draw 1 1 McGlinchey Dominated posseession, but had to score late equaliser with Mikey header. Video ref awarded Sydney penalty for Rossi handball. Finkler very good in first half. Dura very good too.
Sun Apr 16 away Brisbane Roar loss 3 4 Krishna, Finkler, McGlinchey No Durante! Superb attacking in first half, led 3 - 1. Finkler terrific. Poor closing down after half time. Italiano shouldve stopped one. Holman goals from distance. Lia very good as makeshift defence, hooked one off line. Who will be re-signed for next year? Coaches Greenacre and Buckingham?

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Leading Scorers:

Roy Krishna 12
Kosta Barbarouses 6
Gui Finkler 6
Roly Bonevacia 4
Shane Smeltz 3
Mikey McGlinchey 3
Vinnie Lia 1
Hamish Watson 1
Jacob Tratt 1
Tom Doyle 1
Alex Rodriguez 1
Matt Ridenton 1
Own goal 1

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