A-League Team of the Week – Round 11

A-League Team of the Week – Round 11

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We’ve picked our A-League Team of the Week for Round 11.

(4-4-2)

Goalkeeper – Lawrence Thomas: The Melbourne Victory goalkeeper was the only thing separating his side from a potential defeat against a spirited Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night. Bossed his area and made save after save.

Right-back – Ryan Strain: The full-back enjoyed a barnstorming game for Adelaide United against Wellington Phoenix. The Reds failed to breach the stoic Nix but it was not through a lack of trying.

Centre-back – Andrew Durante: After Mandi was dismissed, the Phoenix had to be determined to hang on against United and their skipper led the way, holding firm and throwing his body on the line time after time.

Centre-back – Leigh Broxham: While Thomas made the saves in goal, Broxham was the man in front of him who cleaned up much of the mess. There seems to be very little Mr Fix It can’t do.

Left-back – Daniel Georgievski: Continued his impressive vein of form for Newcastle Jets despite their 2-1 defeat against Melbourne City. Georgievski pushed hard, even when his side was down to 10 men in the second half.

Right-midfield – Alex Brosque: Scored a brilliant hat-trick in that Sky Blue drubbing of the Mariners, highlighted by a sumptuous chip at Jubilee Stadium. A vintage performance.

Central-midfield – Luke Brattan: Scored another cracking goal from midfield as City saw off Newcastle at AAMI Park. Has hit a rich vein of form and the thought of City offloading him seems ludicrous.

Central-midfield – Siem De Jong: The Dutchman is creeping towards form after an injury-interrupted start to his time in the A-League. He was hugely impressive as Sydney downed Central Coast.

Left-midfield – Diego Castro: Came off the bench and helped swing Perth Glory’s meeting against Brisbane Roar in their favour. Daniel Bowles’ red card helped, but Castro added the quality that was needed to capitalise.

Striker – Ola Toivonen: The Big Swede only needed two opportunities against the Wanderers and so it proved. He is proving a tremendous piece of business by Victory and shows the value of having a proven striker.

Striker – Adam Taggart: Did his part for Brisbane, putting them in a 2-0 lead against Perth which they could ultimately not hang onto. However, he should have given them a chance from the penalty spot for what would have been 4-3, and a personal hat-trick.

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