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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun Oct 8 home Adelaide Utd draw 1 1 D. Vidosic New coaches, All Whites away, 18 year old Keegan Smith starts as keeper, Debuts for Vidosic, Kaludjerovic, Mullen, Galloway, Abbas, Smith, Paracki! Roy is captain. Early dominance, goal. Poor defending they fire straight back. 8000 attedance.
Sun Oct 15 away Sydney FC loss 2 3 Vidosic, A. Kaludjerovic Never gave up, Vidosic another headed goal, AK half volley goal on the turn. Abbas pulled up for off side wrongly when away with only keeper to beat.
Sat Oct 21 away Melbourne City loss 0 1   Dominated possession, glowing remarks from commentators. City scored with a bullet free kick in off the post. Krishna hit post. Deserved much more. Abbas, Mullen, Paracki, Weemac, Vidosic, Ridenton all very good. Dura out injured. Rossi lasted half a game.
Sat Oct 28 home Brisbane Roar draw 3 3 Kaludjerovic 2, R. Krishna Three goals up in 20 minutes, including a rocket from Krishna. Brisbane dominated 2nd half to earn a draw. Keegan blows a kiss at Maccarone who is lining up a late penalty. The shot is blasted into the net! Durante, Rossi out injured and Galloway limps off.
Sat Nov 4 away Newcastle Jets loss 0 3   Paracki passes the ball straight to their attacker to open the scoring. Young keeper Keegan Smith is the only one to earn a pass mark. Durante back from what was going to be an eight week injury!
Sun Nov 12 home Perth Glory win 5 2 Vidosic, Kaludjerovic 2, G. Finkler, G. Paracki Wearing white to align with the AWs game against Peru yesterday. Dura and Mikey away with AWs. Poor Rossi backpass leads to Perth freekick goal. We equalise with another Vid header. Roy superb, three assists. Paracki neat goal from tight angle.
Sat Nov 18 away West Sydney pp       postponed at last minute, pitch unplayable
Sat Nov 25 home Central Coast Mrnr loss 1 4 Vidosic Phoenix poor after their unscheduled week off. Italiano back in goal made some saves. Only Krishna played well. Kaludjerovic own goal started the ball rolling.
Sun Dec 3 home Melbourne Victory loss 2 3 Kaludjerovic 2 VAR ruled out a Berisha goal for offside. Two great headers by AK have us leading 2 - 0 at break. Victory then wore us down in second half and could have scored quite a few.
Sat Dec 9 away Brisbane Roar draw 0 0   Finkler released by club, Roy, Mikey and Dura all injured. Strong performance, deserved a win. Ridenton very good, shot well saved, Vidosic excellent, Alex Rufer had a full game, did well
Sun Dec 17 away Perth Glory loss 0 1    
Sat Dec 23 home Sydney FC loss 1 4 Kaludjerovic  
Sun Dec 31 away Central Coast Mrnr draw 0 0    
Sat Jan 6 away Melbourne City loss 1 2 Krishna  
Wed Jan 10 home Melbourne Victory win 2 1 Krishna, o.g.  
Sat Jan 13 home Western Sydney draw 1 1 M. Ljujic 25 m rocket
Sat Jan 20 away Newcastle Jets win 3 2 M. Ljujic, D. Mullen, Krishna  
Sat Jan 27 home Adelaide Utd loss 0 1   Dura's record equalling 278th A League game. Krishna out hammy, Rossi suspended, CBs injured so Paracki has to play there, Kaludjerovic goes off injured. Italiano nutmegged. Hit bar twice but not much going forward. Only 6700 attend.
Fri Feb 2 away Sydney FC loss 0 4   Krishna, AK and Doyle all injured. Three mix ups, including Dura and Paracki tackling each other. Krishna refusing to play?
Sun Feb 11 away West Sydney loss 0 4   Soft performance. Krishna still refusing to play. AK missed good chance to level scores at half time. Fox clearing off the line and winning his challenges in whole hearted fashion.
Sat Feb 17 home Perth Glory win 2 1 S. Singh, o.g. Starting debut, Sarpreet scores a ripper after 3 mins. Velaphi debut in goal, saves a penalty when Castro tries the panenka and Tando catches it. Krishna finally back after signing back on, makes difference and causes late own goal for the win.
Fri Feb 23 away Central Coast Mrnr loss 0 1   Limp first half. Give ball away, lots of defending. CCM score on half time from close range. Burns not tracking back after giving ball away. Second half better, Roy hit bar, side netting. Fox and Dura our best. Days soon after coach Darije Kalecic quits.
Sat Mar 10 away Western Sydney loss 1 4 Singh Greenacre back in temporary charge of the team. A good hour, then conceeded two goals from corners.
Sat Mar 17 home Newcastle Jets loss 0 1   in Auckland. Lots of chances, should've won. Burns, Krishna and Singh combined well up front. Fox made team of the week for his defensive work.
Sun Mar 25 home Brisbane Roar draw 2 2 Kaludjerovic, L. Rogerson Six players out for international window!! Lots of attacking action from both teams. Lovely ball from Ljujic put AK through for goal. Burns nice cross for Rogerson's header. Burns also hit the bar. Sail debut in goal, a good save and a missed cross. Burns, Paracki, Cacace all good.
Fri Mar 30 away Adelaide Utd loss 1 3 Rogerson Strong lineup but didn't fire against good Adelaide team. Rogerson sub, won a pen then took it.Oli Sail very good in goal.
Sun Apr 8 away Melbourne Victory loss 1 2 o.g. Deservedly leading 1 - 0, chances not taken. Victory scored two late goals, Fox poor tackle in box then a header 3 minutes later. Singh excellent. Doyle off injured meant Ridenton struggling at right back. Durante, Fox and Cacace had been good till late.
Sat Apr 14 home Melbourne City win 2 1 S. Singh (2) in Auck. City started very well. Sail error gave ball and Fornaroli curled in shot. Sarpreet turned in the box to score, then smacked in a good one that was deflected. Roy missed a sitter. Dario on his return to NZ hit the post with a late header. Cacace and Singh two young standout NZers. When will the new coach be named? Who will be retained from the 14 players off contract?

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Leading Scorers:

Dario Vidosic 4
Andrija Kaludjerovic 9
Roy Krishna 4
Goran Paracki 1
Gui Finkler 1
Matija Ljujic 2
Daniel Mullen 1
Sarpreet Singh 4
Own Goal 3
Logan Rogerson 2

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