Mon, Mar 13, 12:16pm by Head Editor
Sydney FC took another step towards winning the Premiers Plate on Friday night with a 1-0 win over the Mariners. A Filip Holosko strike in the eighth minute was all that separated the sides, the result means that Sydney needs just one more win to wrap up the Premiership.
The Slovak striker was the recipient of a pinpoint cross from Michael Zullo and made no mistake in giving his side the early lead. The best man on the pitch was Mariners keeper Ivan Necevski who pulled off several stunning saves to keep his side in the match.
While they are now unbackable for the Premiership, Sydney remains a $2.10 favourite for the Championship, with the finals beginning on Saturday the 22nd of April and the Grand Final on Sunday the 7th of May.
There were many more goals in the other match of the weekend, which was the first of a split round to accommodate the three Australian representatives in the Asian Champions League.
After going down a goal early to Perth, Melbourne Victory scored four consecutive goals in a dominant display to keep their very faint Premiership hopes alive.
A vintage performance from Besart Berisha in which he scored a goal and then provided for a Ben Khalfallah goal with one of the best assists this writer has ever seen.
Marco Rojas continued his amazing season with a brilliant goal on the counter-attack and James Troisi also netted which would have made Socceroos boss Ange Postecooglou happy as he works out his final squad for the upcoming world cup qualifiers.
Australian A-League 2016-2017 (Sportsbet)
Sydney FC $2.10
Melbourne Victory $3.25
Melbourne City $11
Brisbane Roar $13
Perth Glory $13
Western Sydney Wanderers $21
Newcastle Jets $41
Wellington Phoenix $26
Central Coast Mariners $67
Adelaide United $501
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