Highlights: Sydney FC voyage past Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at home to extend unbeaten rushed to 19 diversions
One more week, another A-League win for table-settling Sydney FC, who have effortlessly dealt with Wellington to extend their unbeaten record to 19 beguilements.
Only eight matches now stay between the Sky Blues and their exceptional Invincibles center, after Thursday night’s sincere 3-1 win lifted them 12 concentrates clear at the top.
The Allianz Stadium contribute was poor shape following an end of the week back’s Sydney Sevens rugby event however Rhyan Grant, Bobo and Milos Ninkovic all added to take their gathering’s tally to an affiliation high 41 targets.
The Phoenix, still stranded in eighth, played daringly high against a side feared for their savage counter-attack.
Regardless, if they fancied themselves as the Sky Blues’ first victors they were dealt with an unforgiving reality check under three minutes after the opening screech.
Ninkovic was instrumental, sending leader Alex Brosque impacting down to the byline where he crossed for Grant to possess a header past a hopping Glen Moss.
Following twenty minutes Grant gave provider over an incredible piece of play started by Jordy Buijs.
Filip Holosko, Brosque and Bobo solidified to part Wellington’s defend with quick goes before the benefit back unleashed for Bobo to score.
The shell-dazed visitors were fortunate not to cop a third goal before they’d even regathered themselves, saved just by Brosque’s skew wide.
That began the Phoenix into life and the untested Danny Vukovic was out of the blue bouncing high to tip over a Roy Krishna header.
The extra was class yet minutes sometime later Sydney’s goalkeeper was beaten at his nearby post when Alex Rodriguez changed over a corner.
Wellington had destroyed by and by into the diversion however their chances were more subtle – Kosta Barbarouses came closest before Holosko’s toe punch was saved and Josh Brillante pummeled a through and through shot into the post from 25 meters.
Brillante sorted out Sydney’s third target, bouncing on a poor elbowroom and setting up Ninkovic, who wrong-footed Andrew Durante and scored in the far corner.