Adelaide United and Sydney FC played out an entertaining 0-0 draw on Friday night. But who was best on ground? Griffin McMaster gives us his ratings.
EUGENE GALEKOVIC – 7
Lucky that Petkovic's goal was disallowed. Did his job but not much to do.
OSAMA MALIK – 7
Got down the right once or twice testing Sydney’s defence. Defended well.
TAREK ELRICH – 7
Been consistent and will keep his place.
NIGEL BOOGAARD – 7.5
Great acrobatics to clear a ball off the line. Defended solidly.
CRAIG GOODWIN – 7
Not much play got down his side but didn’t see him up at the other end of the park much.
MARCELO CARRUSCA – 8
Great to watch. Best player on the field but should have scored the winner late!
ISIAIS – 7.5
Busy and involved in a fair few plays. Always clicking well with other midfielders and linking with attackers. Love his style of play.
JAMES JEGGO – 6.5
Does the dirty work in midfield with a strong engine and distributes well.
SERGIO CIRIO – 7
Hit the post. Should have scored twice. Major threat in the eighteen yard box.
AWER MABIL – 6
Young lad learning the ropes, will make mistakes.
BRUCE DJITE – 6
Taken off as a precaution. Worked ok but got a knock
MICHAEL MARRONE – 6
On at halftime. Did ok.
BRUCE KAMAU – 6
On late and almost set up the winner.
VEDRAN JANJETOVIC – 8
Had plenty of play against him but was called upon saving a header and did well. Cirio weaved another great run and he saved well in a one on one. Solid.
ALI ABBAS – 7
Good. Clean sheet!
NIKOLA PETKOVIC – 7.5
Defended gallantly. Scored the disallowed free-kick.
SEBASTIAN RYALL – 7
Under the pump a lot. Handled it all well considering.
SASA OGNENOVSKI – 7.5
Rarely plays badly and again was solid at the back from relentless Adelaide attacks.
TERRY ANTONIS – 7
Socceroo’s call up. Was doing more chasing than passing but distribution was good.
COREY GAMIERO – 6
Came off. Didn’t see a too much of the ball. Couldn’t get at Adelaide’s defenders.
CHRIS NAUMOFF – 5
Very quiet night. Didn’t get much ball at all.
MILOS DMITRIJEVIC – 7.5
Did really well. Tried to weave in the final third.
BERNIE IBINI-ISEI – 5
Haven’t seen much at all. Going to have to change things up.
MARC JANKO – 7
Big danger. Otherwise didn’t the get service he would have liked. Wasn’t the referee’s friend.
SHANE SMELTZ – 6
On last 20 minutes. Pounced on a late reaction just went over the bar.
PEDJ BOJIC – N/A
ALEX GERBASCH – N/A
Didn’t make too much of an impact.comments