We’ve picked our A-League Team of the Week for Round 21.
Goalkeeper – Glen Moss: Held Melbourne Victory at bay when they pressed hard a fortnight ago in Geelong. Newcastle Jets’ defensive solidity ensured they took a 2-0 win away from the sleepy hollow.
Right-back – Brendan Hamill: Beaten only by a Dylan Wenzel-Halls screamer in Western Sydney Wanderers’ 4-1 drubbing of Brisbane Roar. Led the team to another win with positivity around the club rising sharply.
Centre-back – Alex Wilkinson: Not troubled in Sydney FC’s comfortable 2-0 win over Adelaide United to begin the round. Dealt well with the likes of George Blackwood and Jordy Thomassen.
Centre-back – Nikolai Topor-Stanley: Was instrumental in Newcastle’s win over Victory. Continually saw Victory’s Kosta Barbarouses run at him but constantly forced the Kiwi flyer away from goal.
Left-back – Liberato Cacace: Got his first ever A-League goal in Wellington Phoenix’s 8-2 demolition of Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on Saturday. Lively down the left-hand side and is looking better by the week.
Centre-midfield – Neil Kilkenny: The usual stars of the likes of Chris Ikonomidis and Diego Castro continue to steal the show, but it could be argued Perth Glory would not be where they are without Kilkenny. Eventually got on top in midfield in their 2-2 draw against Melbourne City.
Centre-midfield – Roly Bonevacia: Where was this form at the start of the season? The Dutchman put in another man of the match performance in the Wanderers’ win over the Roar and earned himself a goal for his efforts.
Centre-midfield – Keisuke Honda: Though Victory went down, Honda was right in the thick of the action in Geelong from start to finish and dictated midfield. He will be disappointed his side could not materialise that dominance.
Right-wing – Milos Ninkovic: Continues to go about his work quietly for Sydney and was again their best player in their victory over the Reds. In a rich vein of form akin to what won him a Johnny Warren Medal.
Left-wing – Sarpreet Singh: The Phoenix young gun scored twice and created two other goals in their futsal-score win over the Mariners. One has to think he will be hot property soon enough.
Striker – Roy Krishna: Back to his best with two brilliant goals in that Wellington win. Probably should have had a hat-trick only to steer his shot marginally wide of Ben Kennedy’s upright.