Perth Glory 2 – 1 Central Coast Mariners #HyundaiALeague20172018

Perth Glory’s Adam Taggart smashed a sensational late winner to seal a gritty comeback 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon in the WA Capital.

At a pristine nib Stadium in front of over 12,000 noisy fans to conclude Round 3 of the Hyundai A-League, a fast-finishing Perth Glory came back from a very slow start to register their first win of the season.

STORY OF THE GAME

The Mariners started on fire,  finding their rhythm and should’ve been a couple of goals up inside six minutes. They did take the lead, deservedly, just after the quarter hour mark.

But Glory soon found their groove and began to get in behind the visitors defence with striker Adam Taggart having the best chance to find the net.

But Kenny Lowe’s men couldn’t find an equaliser before the break. 0-1 to the visitors from Central Coast.

Taggart and Keogh had good chances in the second half but it was the Irishman who found the net to set up a grandstand final 20 minutes.

Both sides fatigued in their desperate search for a winner on a warm day in Perth.

And it was Taggart with just minutes who broke Mariners hearts with a super winner.

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Diego Castro in action for Glory against Mariners on Sunday

GOAL

Brama, Mariners 14’, 0-1

Mariners playmaker De Silva found Pain to the left of the box, he shifted the ball inside and squared it to Wout Brama and the Dutchman angled a rising left foot drive first time past Liam Reddy for a deserved lead.

Keogh, Glory 70’, 1-1

A great combination by the front two of Glory. Taggart  was set free down the right and his accurate cross to Keogh saw the Irishman bury his perfect header that left Glover with no chance in goal.

Taggart, Glory 85’, 2-1

Lowry with a great long ball to Taggart. Doubts of offside can be cast aside with Roux playing him onside. After a great first touch he smashed the shot from the edge of the box past Glover and rattle the back of the net. Cue mayhem!

 

Source  :  Football Federation Australia Website

Brisbane Roar FC 1-2 Newcastle Jets #HyundaiALeague20172018

A contender for goal of the season by Dimi Petratos has helped keep the Jets juggernaut rolling after a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar on Sunday afternoon in the Hyundai A-League

The win keeps Newcastle’s excellent record in the Queensland capital, however, the game was overshadowed by an horrific looking second half injury to Newcastle’s Ronny Vargas.

Roar handed a debut to French winger Eric Bautheac and he showed glimpses of what he can bring to the club in the 45 minutes he played, but the Jets continue to catch the eye with a disciplined and clinical display.

 

STORY OF THE GAME

The Jets started the brighter of the two and it wasn’t long before they found an opener with Roy O’Donovan’s fifth in just three games.

Just on half time Dimi Petratos with a contender for goal of the season regained the lead for the Jets after an own goal minutes earlier had Roar back on level terms.

The Jets lost Venezualan international Ronny Vargas to a nasty looking injury just before the hour mark after a tangle for the ball with Matty McKay. He was stretchered off after a long delay which contributed to eight minutes of time added on.

Roar thought they’d got back to 2-2 but after  celebrating Maccarone’s excellent finish it was deemed offside by the VAR with the Italian adjudged to have been offside in the lead up.

Full back Ivan Vujica was a standout for the Jets.

 

Roar and Jets
Roar and Jets in action on Sunday at Suncorp

GOALS

O’Donovan, Jets 12’, 0-1

Ivan Vujica with a low cross to the far post to O’Donovan who evades his defender and tapped in his fifth goal of the season. Too easy.

Boogaard OG, Roar 42’: 1-1

A good early ball in from Hingert is missed by Bautheac and straight onto the boot of Boogaard who can’t change his body position and it deflects it into the back of his own net.

Petratos, Jets 44’: 1-2

The former Brisbane Roar star went boom from outside the box and it was an absolute ripper! What a goal as Mike Theo was left powerless to stop the thunderbolt.

 

Source  :  Football Federation Australia Website

Sydney FC 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers #HyundaiALeague20172018

Sydney FC have denied Western Sydney Wanderers a famous win coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2 on Saturday night at an electric Allianz Stadium in the 16th Sydney Derby. 

Both sides remain unbeaten after three games this season.

Roly
Roly Bonevacia was impressive for Wanderers in the derby

STORY OF THE GAME

A cracking atmosphere ramped up even more after Wanderers took a shock 2-0 lead in the opening half an hour.

But the champions hit back. Bobo’s penalty in front of the Wanderers supporters’ end dragged it back to 2-1, which they took into the break.

Sydney on the counter made it 2-2 on the hour to set up a hectic final 30 minutes as Sydney came home with a wet sail.

Sub Matt Simon with just minutes left missed a great chance to win the derby for Sydney, missing from right in front with his header.

Roly Bonevacia – in his first Sydney Derby – Josh Risdon, Kearyn Baccus and Alvaro Cejudo were all exceptional for those in red and black with Wanderers putting on an excellent pressing display all night.

David Carney, Alex Wilkinson and Josh Brillante were standouts for the Sky Blues.

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A fantastic atmosphere was enjoyed by around 40,000 fans at Allianz on Saturday night

GOALS

Riera, Wanderers 3’: 0-1

Risdon floats the ball into the box, as Riera rises up to head the ball for goal and it goes into the net just under the top right corner. What a start from the Wanderers! T

Hamill, Wanderers 30’: 0-2

Cejudo with a wonderful ball into the area, as Hamill with the ball off the head and his shoulder and it goes past Redmayne for a huge goal for Wanderers.

Bobo, Sydney FC 38’: 1-2

Bobo takes the spot kick, he keeps it hard and low and he is able to get it past Janjetovic and into the back of the net.

Brillante, Sydney FC 61′: 2-2

Bobo passes it over to Brillante into the box, as he passes it through the legs of Llorente, taking a deflection from right to left, finding the back of the net.

 

 

Source :  Football Federation Australia Website

Melbourne City FC 1 -0 Wellington Phoenix #HyundaiALeague20172018

Ross McCormack opened his account in stunning fashion in the Hyundai A-League to hand Melbourne City a barely deserved 1-0 victory over an industrious Wellington Phoenix on Saturday. 

Melbourne City remain 100% and are three wins from three, but it was Wellington  who caught the eye for the most part at AAMI Park.

Phoenix continued their improvement under new coach Darije Kalezic but were unable to find the back of the net against a City who were solid rather than spectacular.

 

Roy Krishna
Roy Krishna in action against City on Saturday

STORY OF THE GAME

Phoenix began brightly, looking well organised and occasionally dangerous in the final third. The visitors deserved more but went in 0-0 at the break

Wellington had an excellent chance to take the lead after the break. Vidosic combining superbly with Kaluderovic, but La Rocca was able to block the striker’s poor effort. They were left to rue that miss

With almost 20 minutes left, Scottish import Ross McCormack smashed a superb free kick to break open the game.

With six minutes to go in regulation time, Roy Krishna smashed a shot against the post after Phoenix broke through.

The visitors pushed hard in the last few minutes as City were camped in their own defensive third, but the hosts held on for their third win from three.

Matt Ridenton and Dario Vidosic were Phoenix’s best while Nick Fitzgerald was his customary lively up front with Bruce Kamau for City.

GOAL

McCormack, City 69’: 1-0

With almost 20 minutes left, Scottish import Ross McCormack smashed a superb free kick from distance, past a poorly set up wall to beat Keegan Smith low to his right.

 

Source  :  Football Federation Australia Website

Adelaide United 2 -2 Melbourne Victory #HyundaiALeague20172018

A relentless Adelaide United have drawn 2-2 with a gutsy Melbourne Victory after a feisty clash at Adelaide Oval on Friday night in front of almost 20,000 fans. 

Reds midfielder Vince Lia was the hero with two smashing strikes after Besart Berisha had given the visitors an early lead.

The Reds are unbeaten this season after coming back from a goal down in the opening 15 minutes for the third game in a row.

United now must prepare for a midweek FFA Cup semi final in Sydney with Wanderers.

Meanwhile, Victory proved their mettle with a courageous display to come back and equalise to pick up their first point of the season.

STORY OF THE GAME

The  spite and edge was evident early on before this “Cross-border Clasico” exploded with two goals in the opening 22 minutes.

The bite continued in the second half before a  stunning second goal to Lia gave his side the lead with half an hour left.

It looked like the game was slipping away for Victory till sub Mitch Austin found the equaliser in the final 10 minutes.

Johan Abaslonsen with two assists proof again that the Dane has been a superb signing for Marco Kurz.

 

Reds v Victory on Friday night at Adelaide Oval
Reds v Victory on Friday night at Adelaide Oval

 

GOALS

Berisha, Victory 13’: 0-1

Leroy George with a superbly accurate curling free kick with his left peg  and Berisha found himself in space to head home with relative ease to give Victory a deserved early lead.

Lia, United 22’: 1-1

The Reds worked it wide with Absalonsen receiving the ball in the box and the United midfielder  deftly laid it back for Lia who went boom! Lawrence Thomas barely saw it as it burst the net.

Lia, United 62′: 2-1

The Phoenix legend had time and space at the top of the area and, reminiscent of his goal in the first half,  drove a sizzling strike inside the left hand post and past the outstretched arm of Lawrence Thomas.

Austin, Victory 82’: 2-2

After  Berisha’s initial attempt was blocked, the ball fell for Mitch Austin who, on the turn, struck it delightfully into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

 

Source :  Football Federation Australia Website

Become a Hyundai A-League member today!

Hyundai A-League memberships are on sale now for the 2017/18 season.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 

Staff writer
There’s less than two months to go until the start of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season and there is no better time to become a member of your club as memberships are now on sale for all Hyundai A-League clubs.

Members are the most important pre-season signing and there is no better way to show your support for your club ahead of what promises to be the biggest and best season yet.

So what are you waiting for? Get your family and friends on board and help us reach a new membership record following last season’s impressive tally of 117,415 Hyundai A-League club members.

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There are a range of flexible membership packages on offer so now is the time for you to play your part and become your club’s next marquee signing.

For all things membership head to http://www.a-league.com.au/membership

Become a member of your Hyundai A-League club by clicking on the respective link below.

Adelaide United – http://goreds.com.au/

Brisbane Roar – http://roar.memberlink.net.au/memberhome

Central Coast Mariners – http://www.memberships.ccmariners.com.au/

Melbourne City – https://www.citymembership.com.au/

Melbourne Victory – https://www.gomvfc.com.au/

Newcastle Jets – https://membership.newcastlejets.com.au/

Perth Glory – http://membership.perthglory.com.au/

Sydney FC – https://my.sydneyfc.com/membership-purchase

Wellington Phoenix – http://phoenix.memberlink.net.nz/memberhome

Western Sydney Wanderers – https://www.wanderland.com.au/

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Hyundai A-League 2017/2018 draw: early season guide

Melbourne City play host to Brisbane Roar in the opening round.

Melbourne City play host to Brisbane Roar in the opening round.

The fixtures for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season were revealed on Wednesday with some blockbuster games scheduled to kick-off the new campaign.

And with teams desperate to get off to a flying start, the opening month of the season looms as a crucial period as teams look to entrench themselves in the top six.

With that in mind, we examine each club’s first four fixtures to kick off the new season.

ADELAIDE UNITED

Wellington Phoenix (away), Brisbane Roar (away), Melbourne Victory (home), Melbourne City (home)

New German boss Marco Kurz has a tricky introduction to life in the Hyundai A-League with his rebuilt Reds on the road for the opening fortnight.

The long trip to Wellington to start the season is followed by a clash with Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

Filip Tapalovic is Adelaide United's new assistant coach.

But it will be worth the wait for Reds fans to see their boys in the City of Churches with traditional rivals Melbourne Victory the first side to visit Adelaide in Round 3.

It should be a huge crowd and cracking atmosphere at Adelaide Oval for the Victory clash, before it’s back to Coopers in Round 4 to take on City, who’ll have ex-Reds skipper Eugene Galekovic in their side.

BRISBANE ROAR

Melbourne City (away), Adelaide United (home), Newcastle Jets (home), Wellington Phoenix (away)

For the second season in a row, Roar get the privilege of opening the new season, with a Friday night clash in Round 1 against City.

These two developed quite a heated rivalry last season so there should be plenty of feeling in this one.

Roar defender Luke DeVere challenges for the ball with City captain Bruno Fornaroli.

Brisbane boss John Aloisi will see the next three matches as a huge opportunity to get his side’s season off to a good start.

Roar play three sides who all missed the finals last season and with two of those games at fortress Suncorp, there’s no reason why the wins can’t be flowing for the men in Orange.

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Newcastle Jets (home), Western Sydney Wanderers (away), Perth Glory (away), Melbourne Victory (home)

Mariners fans will already have circled the Round 1 Saturday afternoon fixture on October 7 as one not to miss as local rivals Newcastle Jets make the short trip down the F3.

Central Coast would love nothing more than to get off to a flyer at the expense of the Jets, especially with former Mariner Roy O’Donovan now spearheading Newcastle’s attack.

Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners finished all square in a 1-1 draw at McDonald Jones Stadium.

While the F3 Derby will take most of the attention in the opening month, the Mariners do face a stern examination of their finals credentials with tricky clashes against the Wanderers, Glory and Victory all before October is out.

MELBOURNE CITY

Brisbane Roar (home), Melbourne Victory (away), Wellington Phoenix (home), Adelaide United (away)

Warren Joyce will face tough a tough start to his reign at City with two huge games in the opening fortnight. All eyes will be on AAMI Park as the curtain lifts on the new season with a Friday night cracker against Roar.

Tim Cahill (Caltex Socceroos)

But’s it’s the Melbourne Derby the following week which will steal the spotlight. The two Melbourne clubs will consider themselves as serious title contenders in 2017/18, giving the derby even greater significance.

The good news is they don’t have to leave Melbourne either until round four, when they head to Adelaide for a clash with the Reds.

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Sydney FC (home), Melbourne City (home), Adelaide United (away), Central Coast Mariners (away)

What a mega start to the new campaign for everyone associated with Victory to look forward to. The Big V get an immediate chance to exact some grand final revenge on Sydney FC with an opening round Big Blue at Etihad Stadium.

Melbourne Victory star Besart Berisha felt his side was unlucky to lose the A-League grand final to Sydney FC.

It’s the first of three monumental clashes for Kevin Muscat’s troops, who then take on Melbourne rivals City a week later before heading to Adelaide for the always-spicy clash with the Reds. If Victory want to make an early statement to the rest of the Hyundai A-League, this is their chance!

NEWCASTLE JETS

Central Coast Mariners (away), Perth Glory (home), Brisbane Roar (away), Western Sydney Wanderers (home)

If new boss Ernie Merrick wants to endear himself to Jets fans immediately, then beating the Mariners in Gosford on the opening weekend would be the perfect start.

Newcastle have recruited strongly so far during the off-season and there’ll be expectation on the club to end their finals drought.

Irish striker Roy O’Donovan has vowed to bring goals to the Newcastle Jets.

And while it’s a tough start to the new campaign, it’s also an exciting one for the Hunter club. After the derby, there’s home games against Glory and the Wanderers either side of a trip to Brisbane, where they enjoyed plenty of success last season.

PERTH GLORY

Western Sydney Wanderers (away), Newcastle Jets (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Sydney FC (away)

The draw for the opening month hasn’t been kind to Glory with only one home clash to look forward to. That’s against the Mariners – a side they failed to beat at all last season – in Round 3.

Kenny Lowe’s men will spend most of their time in the opening month in NSW, with all three of their away matches against NSW opposition.

Kenny Lowe is reportedly chasing another player from Spain's La Liga following Glory's success with Diego Castro.

That includes an opening round battle with the Wanderers, with ex-Western Sydney stars Scott Neville and Mitch Nichols now with Glory, while Caltex Socceroo Josh Risdon has gone the other way.

SYDNEY FC

Melbourne Victory (away), Wellington Phoenix (home), Western Sydney Wanderers (home), Perth Glory (home)

It’s a Big Blue to begin the Sky Blues’ title as they head to Etihad Stadium for a grand final rematch against Victory. Sydney toppled the Big V in all four meetings last season and will enjoy the challenge of trying to keep their winning run going against Kevin Muscat’s men.

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque and Melbourne Victory skipper Carl Valeri.

The rest of the month sees Graham Arnold’s side play all three matches at their home base of Allianz Stadium, the highlight undoubtedly the Round 3 derby against the Wanderers.

It was a defeat against the Red and Black – the first in 10 derby matches – which stopped the Sky Blues from becoming ‘Invincibles’ last season so they’ll want to reassert their Harbour City dominance in this one.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Adelaide United (home), Sydney FC (away), Melbourne City (away), Brisbane Roar (home)

New coaching team and new-look squad. Can this spark the start of a new era of success for Phoenix?

That’s what new coaches Darije Kalezić and Rado Vidošić will be hoping for especially as the ‘Nix begin with a match in front of their home fans against Adelaide United. They’ll want to get off to a good start as it’s a testing opening month for Wellington.

Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand)

Back-to-back away trips against defending champions Sydney FC and Melbourne City won’t be easy before Brisbane Roar head across the ditch in Round 4. If Wellington can win a couple of those, they’ll be on the right track.

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Perth Glory (home), Central Coast Mariners (home), Sydney FC (away), Newcastle Jets (away)

The remodelled Wanderers start with back-to-back home games against Glory and the Mariners but all eyes will be on the Round 3 derby against Sydney FC.

While the Sky Blues were deserved champions last season, the Wanderers were the only side to beat them and would love nothing more than to do it again at what will be a sold-out Allianz Stadium.

Kearyn Baccus has re-signed with the Wanderers for the next two seasons.

The positive for Tony Popovic is his side won’t have to do any travelling over the first month, with all four matches in October to be played in NSW.

 

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Hyundai A-League draw: opening round blockbusters

A blockbuster grand final rematch headlines the opening round of the new season.

A blockbuster grand final rematch headlines the opening round of the new season following the release of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 draw on Wednesday.

Melbourne Victory will get an early chance to exact some revenge on Sydney FC for their penalty shootout loss in last season’s decider, while a local rivalry is set to rekindle its former glory.

We take a look ahead to the opening round and examine some intriguing fixtures set to kick start a blockbuster season in the A-League.

CITY V ROAR RIVALRY RESUMES

What a way to kick off the new season as Melbourne City hosts Brisbane Roar on Friday night, October 6.

These two clubs forged quite a rivalry last season, with all three clashes dripping with quality – and a fair bit of spite.

Roar v City

City, under new boss Warren Joyce, will want to lay an early marker while a new-look Roar outfit will be out to prove they are a serious contender again.

There promises to be plenty of fireworks at AAMI Park to lift the curtain on the 2017/18 Season.

F3 DERBY TO ROCK GOSFORD

There’s nothing like a local derby to get the juices flowing and you get the feeling the F3 Derby could be about to return to its glory days this season.

What better way for Ernie Merrick to begin his Newcastle Jets revolution than with a win at the home of his club’s most fierce rivals.

Andrew Hoole hit a free-kick in this season's Round 7 F3 Derby.But Paul Okon’s Mariners are on the up and they’ll want to get one over their former striker Roy 0’Donovan, who made the move up freeway in the off-season.

With two ex-Jets [Andrew Hoole and Ben Kennedy] also in the Mariners squad, this should be a ripper.

BIG BLUE GF REMATCH

Melbourne Victory won’t have to wait long to try and exact some grand final revenge on Sydney FC as we get a ‘Big Blue’ at Etihad Stadium in the marquee clash of the opening weekend.

The Sky Blues dominated the Big V last season winning all four meetings, including a dramatic penalty-shootout triumph in that epic decider.

Sydney FV v Melbourne VictoryWhat do these two bitter rivals have in store for us to kick-off the new campaign?

NEW COACHES SQUARE OFF IN WELLY

Sunday gets underway across the ditch with most eyes to be on the respective dugouts with both Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United under new coaches.

The team of Darije Kalezic and Rado Vidosic are in charge of trying to lift Wellington’s aspirations, while the Reds’ new boss Marco Kurz will be out to make a good impression following on from championship-winning Spaniard Gui Amor.

Dutchman Darije Kalezic has been unveiled as the new head coach of Wellington Phoenix. Pic Credit: Cameron McIntoshBoth these sides missed the finals last season so a winning start will be high on the agenda at Westpac Stadium.

FAMILIAR FACES TO COLLIDE IN SYDNEY’S WEST

A massive opening round ends in Sydney as Tony Popovic’s Wanderers – fresh from another pre-season rebuild – tackle Perth Glory.

The Wanderers have added some real quality to their squad – including ex-Glory defender Josh Risdon – while Mitch Nichols and Scott Neville swapped ‘Wanderland’ for the west.

With the likes of Spanish whiz Diego Castro, striker Andy Keogh and Wanderers’ new Dutchman Roly Bonevacia, there’ll be plenty of quality on the pitch.

And with Glory’s charismatic coach Kenny Lowe on the sidelines, this will be one not to miss.

Mitch Nichols fires a shot in Glory's Round 2 clash against the Roar.

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Hyundai A-League 2017/2018 season draw released

The draw for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season has been released.

Football Federation Australia today released the eagerly anticipated Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season draw.

The Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season will kick off with a trio of blockbusting rounds featuring a Big Blue (Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory) Grand Final rematch in Round 1, a Melbourne Derby in Round 2 followed by a Sydney Derby in Round 3.

Melbourne City FC will host Brisbane Roar FC at AAMI Park in the opening match of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season.

Roar v CityThe following day will see an F3 Derby in the early game at Central Coast Stadium followed by the Big Blue at Etihad Stadium. Sunday’s matches start with Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United meeting at Westpac Stadium and the first round will be completed when Perth Glory take on Western Sydney Wanderers FC at Spotless Stadium.

The Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 20-22 April with the Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final scheduled for the weekend of 5-6 May 2018.

Speaking today, FFA Head of Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League, Greg O’Rourke, was excited about releasing the 13th edition of the competition draw.

“It gives me great pleasure to release the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season Draw under a new logo and brand identity,” said O’Rourke.

“Developing this draw has been a challenging process to accommodate the preferences of the clubs, venue availability and also the AFC Champions League 2018.

the fans were all over one of the big trending topics of the weekend, #ALeagueGF.“We have added a new feature to this season’s draw with all clubs playing each other twice between rounds 1 to 18. The remaining nine rounds will see each club play each other once in the lead-up to the Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series. This stretch of nine Rounds will be known as “The Chase” with 27 points on offer in the run home to Round 27.

“This will be the first season of the Hyundai A-League under our new broadcast agreement with Fox Sports who have been a broadcast partner of the competition since 2005 and we are once again look forward to partnering with them.

“We are also very excited about working with our new Free-to-Air partner, Network Ten, who will be broadcasting the Harvey Norman Saturday night match and the Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series live.

“All in all, we believe that this draw will set the scene for another thrilling season of the Hyundai A-League,” concluded O’Rourke.

The Hyundai A-League 2017 Grand Final is officially sold out.Key features of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season draw

►Opening Round of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season begins on Friday 6 October 2017 with Melbourne City FC hosting Brisbane Roar FC @ AAMI Park, Melbourne

►Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 20-22 April 2018

►Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final will be played on the weekend of 5-6 May 2018

►Grand Final Re-Match (Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC): Round 1 (Saturday, 7 October 2017 @ Etihad Stadium)

►All clubs will play in at least one Harvey Norman Saturday Night fixture (kick-off 7:50pm AEST)

KEY RIVALRIES

MELBOURNE DERBIES (Melbourne City v Melbouurne Victory)

– Round 2 (Saturday 14 October @ Etihad Stadium)
– Round 12 (Saturday 23 December @ AAMI Park)
– Round 22 (Friday 2 March @ AAMI Park)

SYDNEY DERBIES (Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC) 

– Round 3 (Saturday 21 October @ Allianz Stadium)
– Round 10 (Saturday 9 December @ ANZ Stadium)
– Round 21 (Sunday 25 February @ Allianz Stadium)

►F3 DERBIES (Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets)

– Round 1 (Saturday 7 October @ Central Coast Stadium)
– Round 15 (Tuesday 9 January @ McDonald Jones )
– Round 27 (Friday 13 April @ Central Coast Stadium)

►BIG BLUE (Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC)

– Round 1 (Saturday 7 October @ Etihad Stadium)
– Round 18 (Friday 26 January @ AAMI Park)
– Round 27 (Saturday 14 April @ Allianz Stadium)

►ADELAIDE UNITED v MELBOURNE VICTORY

– Round 3 (Friday 20 October @ Adelaide Oval)
– Round 10 (Friday 8 December @ Etihad Stadium)
– Round 21 (Saturday 24 February @ AAMI Park)

SUMMER OF FOOTBALL

Summer of Football will see 25 matches in 25 days (i.e. 21 December  to 14 January – Rounds 12-16) which includes matches on:

– Boxing Day (Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners @ Coopers Stadium)
– New Year’s Eve (Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix @ Central Coast Stadium)
– New Year’s Day (Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC @ANZ Stadium)

►THEMED ROUNDS

– Remembrance Round – Round 6
– Play Football Round – Round 19
– Female Football Round – Round 22
– Harmony Round – Round 24

►SPLIT ROUNDS

Rounds 20 & 22 will be “Split Rounds” in order to accommodate AFC Champions League Match Days with fixtures scheduled as follows:

– Round 20 – Week 1 (9-11 February 2018) – Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
– Round 20 – Week 2 (16-18 February 2018) – No Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
– Round 22 – Week 1 (2-4 March 2018) – Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
– Round 22 – Week 2 (9-11 March 2018) – No Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018

KEY POINTS

– The first 18 rounds will see all clubs play each other twice – both home & away. The remaining 9 Rounds, “The Chase”, will see all clubs play each other once with a potential 27 points on offer for the run in to Round 27

– Fox Sports will show all matches of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season and Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series live.

– Network Ten will broadcast one Saturday night match a week and the Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series live.

Click Here for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season draw

Source  :  Football Federation Australia