Sky Blues Farewell Jubilee Stadium In Feisty Big Blue

Sydney FC’s final Isuzu-Ute A-League match at Jubilee Stadium has ended in a 4-1 defeat to Melbourne Victory in a feisty affair.

Sydney FC 1 (Le Fondre 16’) def by Melbourne Victory 4 (D’Agostino 14’ Brimmer 30’, Geria 38’, Hamill 87’)

Moments That Mattered: 

TALBOT STOPS GOAL – 11’ – The ball is played wide to Folami who shoots which Redmayne parries and Talbot clears just ahead of Rojas who was set to score.

D’AGOSTINO GOAL – 14’ – D’Agostino picks up the ball just inside his own half and drives into the Sky Blues half before smashing a ball into the roof of the net.

LE FONDRE GOAL – 16’ – Barbarouses lifts the ball over the top to Le Fondre who smashes a volley into the far right corner.

BRIMMER GOAL – 30’ – Brimmer floats a free kick into the top left of Andrew Redmayne’s goal.

GERIA GOAL – 38’ – Geria heads home from a left wing corner.

HAMILL GOAL – 88’ – The defender heads home at the far post from a ball back in after a corner was cleared.

Bobô said farewell to the Sky Blues as he played his last home game for Sydney FC before retiring.

What They Said: Steve Corica: “We conceded from three set pieces so we switched off at the wrong times tonight.  We know they’ve got good delivery.

“All the games have caught up with us.  We looked very tired tonight.

“We only got back from Vietnam on Wednesday so it was a short turnaround but we still wanted to get the win in our last game at Kogarah.

“We just weren’t good enough tonight.”

Match Report

Sydney FC’s farewell to Jubilee Stadium has ended in a 4-1 defeat to Melbourne Victory.

Victory opened the scoring with a superb solo effort from Nick D’Agostino in the 14th minute.

Two minutes later Adam Le Fondre had the Sky Blues back on track with a well taken volley across the keeper.

Jake Brimmer restored Melbourne’s lead on the half hour with a curling free kick from the edge of the box before Jason Geria headed home from a corner five minutes before half time.

The second half saw a number of niggles and square ups before Brazilian striker Bobô made his entry on the field for the final time in a Sky Blue jersey at home.

His last outing however couldn’t produce a goal and Hamill secured the points with a fourth late on.

Sydney FC travel to Brisbane on Tuesday to face their final game of the season.

Sydney FC:  1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 2. James DONACHIE (3. Ben WARLAND 71’), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 8. Paulo RETRE (6. Mustafa AMINI 56’), 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES (27. Elvis KAMSOBA 57’), 12. Trent BUHAGIAR (9. BOBÔ 71’), 14. Adam Le FONDRE (31. Adrian SEGECIC 86’), 17. Anthony CACERES, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Callum TALBOT, 32. Patrick YAZBEK.

Unused Subs: 20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 16. Luciano NARSINGH.

Yellow Cards: Retre 28’, Yazbek 77’,

Red Cards: None.

Melbourne Victory: 20. Ivan KEVALA (GK), 2. Jason GERIA, 3. Jason DAVIDSON (16. Stefan NIGRO 90’), 4. Raimon MARCHAN VIDAL, 8. Josh BRILLANTE ©, 11. Gbenga FOLAMI (7. Chris IKONOMIDIS 75’), 17. Brendan HAMILL, 18. Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (9. Francesca MARGIOTTA 86’), 21. Roderick MIRANDA, 22. Jake BRIMMER (6. Leigh BROXHAM 75’) 23. Marco ROJAS (24. Nishan VELUPILLAY 90’).

Subs: 1. Matt ACTON (GK), 13. Birkan KIRDAR.

Yellow Cards: Marchan 69’,

Red Cards: None.

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Referee: Alex King