Perth Glory 2 x 2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers have played out a 2-2 draw in an absorbing Hyundai A-League clash at nib Stadium on Sunday. In a frantic opening, both sides found the back of the net inside five minutes. Catch up with all the action in our match centre here Marquee man Nico Martinez scored the fastest goal in Wanderers Hyundai A-League history to put the visitors in front inside the first minute. But defender Alex Grant’s towering header soon after drew Glory level before Andy Keogh edged the home side in front early in the second half. Brendon Santalab then ensured the Wanderers would secure their third consecutive draw with a superb equaliser midway through the second half. The stalemate means Glory missed the chance to move into second spot, sitting in fourth, while the Wanderers end the weekend in sixth.

GOALS 0-1 Wanderers: Nico Martinez, 1’ Mitch Nichols found a pocket of space in Glory’s half and fed it to Martinez, who let fly from 25 yards out, with the ball going through the legs of a defender and arrowing into the bottom corner of the net. 1-1 Glory: Alex Grant, 5’ Nebojsa Marinkovic’s delivery from a free-kick wide out on the right was perfect, with the young defender attacking the ball and getting up highest to plant his header into the corner.

2-1 Glory: Andy Keogh, 51’ Josh Risdon and Chris Harold combined down the right, with the latter driving to the byline and getting a cross in. Wanderers keeper Andrew Redmayne got a glove on the ball but only diverted it into the path of Keogh, who produced a clinical side-footed finish. 2-2 Wanderers: Brendon Santalab, 67’ Martinez was given time to face forward about 30 yards from goal and he played a great pass in behind for Santalab to chase and the striker produced an excellent finish past Liam Reddy from a tough angle. OPTA DATA *Glory is now undefeated in their last nine Hyundai A-League games on home soil, their best run since a 10-game streak in 2009/10. *Alex Grant’s goal was just the second goal the Wanderers have conceded in the first half this season, from a total of 10 Tony Popovic’s side has allowed in the first five rounds.


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Adelaide United 1 x 2 Central Coast Mariners – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

A stunning second half comeback – and a Connor Pain howitzer – has inspired Central Coast Mariners to their first win of the season, beating Adelaide United 2-1 on Sunday. A Sergi Guardiola penalty had the Reds 1-0 up at the break at Coopers Stadium before the Mariners launched their fightback. First Roy O’Donovan levelled things up two minutes into the second half before Pain produced an absolute screamer just before the hour mark to complete the turnaround. Despite their best efforts – and the return of playmaker Marcelo Carrusca for the last 30 minutes – Adelaide couldn’t find an equaliser as they slumped to a fourth straight defeat in the Hyundai A-League.

But it was delight for Paul Okon and the Mariners as the club picked up their first victory in 281 days since a win over Wellington in round 17 last season. Catch up with all the action in our match centre here GOALS 1-0 Adelaide: Sergi Guardiola, 27’ Tarek Elrich’s right-wing cross looked to tee up Guardiola only for the striker to be brought down in the box by a mis-timed sliding challenge from Storm Roux for a penalty. The Spaniard sent Paul Izzo the wrong way, calmly placing the ball into the bottom right corner. 1-1 Mariners: Roy O’Donovan, 47’ A turnover in midfield allowed Connor Pain to win the ball and he produced a peach of a pass over the top of the defence to send O’Donovan through one-on-one. And the Irishman did the rest, lobbing it over Eugene Galekovic and into the net. 1-2 Mariners: Connor Pain, 57’ A cross from the right made its way to Pain just outside the box. He cut back inside onto his right foot and unleashed a rocket of a shot which whistled into the top corner. An absolute ripper!


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Aussies abroad: Tom Rogic scores again and Mile Jedinak stars

Tom Rogic was on target again in Celtic's 3-0 win overnight.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

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Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic has scored again for Celtic while Mile Jedinak set up Aston Villa’s winner on a big night for Aussies around the globe.

On another comfortable night for the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership, Rogic came off the bench with 20 minutes left as Brendan Rodgers’ side won 3-0 against Inverness CT at Parkhead.

And after Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths had them up 2-0 against a 10-man Inverness, the 23-year-old playmaker iced the result seven minutes from time.

Rogic received a clever cut back to the top of the 18-yard box, taking one touch to control before driving a powerful low shot which squeezed in despite the keeper getting a glove on it. It was the young Aussie’s fifth goal of the campaign as Celtic remain 10 points clear at the top of the ladder. While it was delight for Rogic, Scott McDonald tasted defeat as he played 90 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-0 loss to Dundee. In the Championship in England, Mile Jedinak had his best game in an Aston Villa shirt as they came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1. With scores locked at 1-1 with 20 minutes left, Jedinak played a sublime pass over the top of the Rovers defence for Jonathan Kodjia to score. The win increases Villa’s unbeaten run to five matches and propels them to 14th spot on the Championship table.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Bailey Wright played a full match as Preston North End recorded a strong 3-1 win away at Rotherham to be just three points outside the play-off places.

Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town stayed third despite being held to a 1-1 at home against Birmingham City, while Jackson Irvine played 90 minutes as Burton drew 0-0 with Barnsley, who had Ryan Williams on the bench.

In Germany, Mathew Leckie couldn’t inspire FC Ingolstadt to their first win over the season, beaten 2-0 at home by Augsburg to remain in the relegation zone.

Winger Robbie Kruse watched from the bench as Bayer Leverkusen beat Darmstadt 98 3-2.

Daniel De Silva came off the bench in the final minute as Roda JC drew 0-0 against PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie, while James Jeggo didn’t feature for league-leaders Sturm Graz in Austria, as they lost at home against St Polten.

In Turkey, it was another full game for left-back Aziz Behich as Bursaspor were held to a 0-0 draw at Karabukspor to stay in fourth spot.


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Sydney FC 1 x 1 Melbourne Victory – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

David Carney produced a stunning two-goal cameo to fire Sydney FC to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Introduced on the hour, the former Caltex Socceroos winger immediately cancelled out Mitch Austin’s opener before netting a late winner to preserve Sydney’s perfect record. Victory dominated the first-half and earned a deserved lead through Austin just prior to half-time after Besart Berisha earlier fluffed a penalty. Despite conceding their first goal of the season, the Sky Blues regrouped at half-time to make it five straight victories courtesy of Carney’s brace.

GOALS 0-1 Victory: Mitch Austin, 41’ Sydney’s defence switched off and allowed Marco Rojas to reach Lawrence Thomas’ goal-kick before it ran out of play, with the Kiwi winger pulling a first-time pass back for Austin to bundle home. 1-1 Sydney: David Carney, 63’ Just moments after entering the match, Carney brought down Alex Brosque’s hooked cross and stabbed the equaliser into the far bottom corner. 2-1 Sydney: David Carney, 78’ Carney played Rhyan Grant in behind before coolly first-timing the fullback’s return pass into the bottom corner.


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Flávia Alessandra inicia preparação para filme sobre Operação Lava Jato


Flávia Alessandra já se encontra em Curitiba realizando preparação para o filme “Polícia Federal: A Lei é Para Todos”, do diretor Marcelo Antunez, que vai focar nas ações da Operação Lava Jato.

É este o seu novo trabalho, agora como uma delegada no longa, após a novela “Êta Mundo Bom!”.

Antônio Calloni, como outra escolha de prestígio, também irá integrar o elenco, como um delegado, e a equipe aguarda uma confirmação de Rodrigo Lombardi, atualmente gravando “Carcereiros”, para fazer o juiz Sérgio Moro.

“Polícia Federal: A Lei é Para Todos”, após o cinema, vai ganhar formato de série na Globo, em dois ou três episódios.

O filme possui um orçamento estimado em R$ 14 milhões e, segundo seus responsáveis, não contará com dinheiro público.

A ideia é que tenha ainda duas continuações.


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Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships hailed a success

The Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships were successfully held in Nowra over the weekend with the Illawarra Bungarra defeating Northern Nations 4-0 in the Open Women’s Division and SE QLD Dingoes defeating Eora United 2-1 in the Men’s Division.

Shakiah Tungai from Illawarra Bungarra was presented with the Kyah Simon Award for the Female Player of the Championships and Chris Swain from SE QLD Dingoes claimed the Jade North Award for the Male Player of the Championships.

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop attended the event and paid tribute to the organisers for putting on a fantastic tournament.

“I was really delighted to be at the Championships which were a true celebration of football and Indigenous culture. The atmosphere around the grounds was fantastic and I am sure all who attended had a great experience.

The Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships were successfully held in Nowra over the weekend.

“We know that indigenous athletes can excel at any sport but the pace and skill needed in football will mean that we will see footballers of indigenous background playing more and more at the highest level. It was great to chat to Jade North who made a special effort to be there after playing for the Roar on Friday night.  “Bernie McLeod (Tournament Director), Lawrence Gilbert (Event Manager) and Jamie Warren (Event Advisor) deserve special recognition for staging a very professional event and  competition and have set a very high standard for future National Indigenous Football Championships.

“Thanks must also go to the numerous event partners who supported the Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships. “Finally, credit must go to all the players, officials and volunteers who helped make this tournament a truly memorable occasion,” concluded In the Johnny Warren Football Foundation Celebrity Match,  Team Mundine defeated Team Fozz  4-3 in what was an exciting and entertaining match featuring Aboriginal sporting role models and other Football legends. The male and female National Select teams from the National Indigenous Football Championships will be announced later in the week.


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