A-League Team of the Week – Round 24

A-League Team of the Week – Round 24


We’ve picked our A-League Team of the Week for Round 24.


Goalkeeper – Andrew Redmayne: It was not exactly a weekend for goalkeepers but the Sydney FC custodian was made to work hard, and ultimately Melbourne Victory’s missed chances came back to haunt them in the Big Blue.

Right centre-back – Ritchie De Laet: The Belgian again showed he is a class above by burying a thunderbolt against Brisbane Roar, helping Melbourne City onto a desperately needed 4-1 win.

Centre-back – Dino Djulbic: Did not have a whole lot to deal with in Perth Glory’s 3-0 win over Central Coast Mariners, but cleaned up what came his way and got on the scoresheet at the other end.

Left-back – Michael Marrone: Produced something of a collector’s item in Adelaide United’s 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix: a goal! The veteran was tidy defensively, continuing to play as a makeshift centre-half.

Central-midfield – Brandon O’Neill: A thunderbolt of a striker highlighted another terrific performance in Sydney’s midfield. Just going about his business quietly, and there is no doubt suitors will continue to line up.

Central-midfield – Neil Kilkenny: The Perth midfielder continues to impress and dominate in the middle of the park. He marshalled the contest against the Mariners and moved to the top of the Imperial Bourke St Player of the Year standings.

Right-midfield – Ben Halloran: Slowly working his way back up to speed in Adelaide’s team but was among their best against the Nix. It’s good timing too after Apostolos Stamatelopoulos’ sending off.

Left-midfield – Florin Berenguer: The Frenchman produced his arguably his best performance in City colours. Lively and assisted the opener, which Rostyn Griffiths scored.

Right-forward – Joey Champness: Saw out about 65 minutes for Newcastle Jets in their thrilling 3-2 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, but in that time was highly influential. Was drafted in to make a difference and did exactly that.

Left-forward – Craig Goodwin: Was at his brilliant best with two assists, essentially leading Adelaide to victory over the Phoenix. Goodwin at his best improves Adelaide to no end.

Striker – Joel Chianese: Arguably the most underrated player in the league. Got himself another Glory goal in their defeat of Central Coast, and otherwise was hugely impressive. May get a bigger wrap if he was of a higher calibre.