Our Top Four Epic Easter Encounters


The Easter long weekend is right around the corner and what better way to kick off the festivities by watching a game of the A-Leagues! To celebrate, we are taking a trip down memory lane and listing our top four epic Easter encounters.

Winning the Premiers Plate in Perth 2018:

Over the 2018 Easter long weekend, the Sky Blues Men won their third Premiers Plate against Perth Glory. The 44th match-up between the Harbour City club and their Western Australian competitors left Sydney FC lifting the Premier Plate after a 3-2 victory. The opening goal from Adrian Mierzejewski in the 12th minute set up the Sky Blues for a competitive game. Following Mierzejewksi was a double from fellow Sky Blue legend Bobo. The efforts of Sydney FC outweighed Adam Taggart notching two goals.

Bobo and Matt Simon of Sydney celebrate a goal during the round 25 A-League match between the Perth Glory and Sydney FC on March 29, 2018 in Perth.

Record Breaking Match Against The Jets 2017:

Our Easter match-up against the Newcastle Jets in 2017 marked a historical A-League record. The Sky Blues squad including the likes of Rhyan Grant, Milos Ninkovic, Bernie Ibini, Bobo and Alex Brosque dominated their 36th league match-up against the Jets. Sydney FC’s 70.8% possession rate and 10 shots led to a 2-0 defeat of the Jets and their history making A-League record. The three points from this Easter win helped the Sky Blues reach an outstanding 66 points for an A-League season which hasn’t been surpassed.

Sydney FC players celebrate with the Premiers Plate after the round 27 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium on April 15, 2017.

Big Blue Victory 2021:

The Big Blue is one of the A-Leagues most iconic rivalries and there is no better way to celebrate the Easter season than bringing home three points against your rival. Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory met for their 46th showdown in April 2021 for an Easter weekend special. The fiery match ended in a 3-0 victory for the Sky Blues with goals from Bobo, Kosta Barbarouses and Alex Baumjohann.

Alexander Baumjohann of Sydney FC celebrates scoring a penalty during the A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at AAMI Park, on April 04, 2021.

Easter Monday Win Against Canberra 2021:

The third finals match between Sydney FC and Canberra United is an iconic Easter weekend match-up. Mackenzie Hawkesby was the first to draw blood followed by Clare Wheeler. In the 73rd minute, Ally Green’s incredible and memorable long range attempt at goal succeeded in finding the top corner to everyone’s delight.

Ally Green of Sydney FC celebrates scoring a goal with team mates during the W-League Finals Series match between Sydney FC and Canberra United at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on April 05, 2021.