Our writers assessed every player on the weekend of A-League action.
Top Three Performers
Riley McGree – The weekend’s best player. The youngster netted a hat-trick in Newcastle Jets’ F3 Derby demolition job of Central Coast Mariners, and got an assist. Looked confident on the ball and carrying it forward.
Rating – 10
Alex Wilkinson – Put on a defensive masterclass as Sydney FC held out Melbourne Victory for a 1-0 win. His goal-line clearance will go down as one of the most memorable moments, certainly for the defensive purist, of the season. Brilliant.
Rating – 9
Henrique – The third and final slot in our top three performers was a three-way tie between the Slippery Fish, Roy O’Donovan and Sarpreet Singh, but given what was on the line, the formermost player wins out. Came off the bench in Brisbane Roar’s 3-2 win over Perth Glory and ultimately proved the impetus for a finals berth.
Rating – 8.5
Bottom Three Performers
Central Coast Mariners – There were so many players wearing Yellow and Navy that scored threes that it was simply too difficult to decipher between them. Conceding eight goals, gloveman Ben Kennedy received the lowest score of two, while each of his defenders were handed threes. A forgettable way to end a forgettable season.