Sky Blues Stretch Unbeaten Streak To 11



Sydney FC 0 drew. Adelaide United 0

Sydney FC has played out an entertaining 0-0 draw away to Adelaide United to continue their unbeaten streak to eleven games* (*including FFA Cup Final).

Both sides had their chances with the Sky Blues coming the closest in a number of times in the second half.

The result the Sky Blues maintain a six-point gap at the summit of the table.


What They Said

Jordy Buijs: “We tried to put pressure everywhere on the pitch, as high as possible and I think we did this good.

“But sometimes you don’t have the luck and we keep moving on.”


Key Moments

1‘ CHANCE OCHEING – Ball is squared from Stamperlous across the face of goal to Ocheing who stretches but can’t make anything of the early chance.

14’ ALMOST MIERZEJEWSKI – Ball breaks loose after a sloppy clearance at the back from Adelaide. The Pole only narrowly misses the left hand post after it takes a deflection.

17’ CHANCE STRAIN – The United midfielder takes a touch and lets go from 20 yards out just nicking the crossbar on the way behind the goal.

42’ SO CLOSE MIERZEJEWSKI – Brosque intercepts another weak clearance from Adelaide to tee-up Adrian who narrowly misses the target.

58’ JUST TIPPED OVER BUIJS – The Sky Blues centre-half finds himself at the edge of the box and unleashes from just outside the box and is just tipped over by the Adelaide keeper.

59’ DAZZLING NINKOVIC – Ninkovic dances around several Adelaide defenders who just manage to get a foot in before the midfield maestro can get a shot off.

65’ VOLLEY MIERZEJEWSKI – Carney whips in a ball for Bobo who nods it back for an awaiting Mierzejewski and his resulting stinging volley is parried away.

68’ BY A WHISKER BROSQUE – Buijs picks out Brosque with a driven ball in behind. The Sydney FC captain touches it past an on rushing Adelaide keeper and nearly dribbles in, narrowly missing the left hand post.


Team News

Sydney FC 0 drew. Adelaide United 0

Ground: Coopers Stadium

Referee: Jared Gillette

Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 5. Jordy BUIJS, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE, 9. BOBÔ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Adrian MIERZEJEWSKI, 13. Brandon O’NEIL (18. Matt SIMON 90+2’), 14. Alex BROSQUE, 17. David CARNEY, 26. Luke WILKSHIRE.

Subs Not Used: 30. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 8. Paulo RETRE, 19. Chris ZUVELA, 25. Aaron CALVER

Yellow Cards: None.

Red Cards: None.

Adelaide United: 1. Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2. Michael MARRONE, 8. ISAIAS, 11. Lachlan BROOK (28. Kristin KONSTANDOPOULOS 66’), 12. Mark OCHIENG (31. PACIFIQUE NIYONGABIRE 80’), 22. Ersan GULUM, 23. Jortdan ELSEY, 24. Jordan O’DOHERTY, 25. Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 29. Ryan STRAIN, 37. Daniel ADLUNG

Subs Not Used: 30. Isaac RICHARDS (gk), 4. Ben WARLAND, 18. Lachlan BROOK,

Yellow Cards: Mario KURZ (manager) 45+1’, 31. PACIFIQUE NIYONGABIRE 84’, 24. Jordan O’DOHERTY 90+4’

Red Cards: None.


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