GRIFFIN McMaster shares his pick of the weekend's performances with his team of the week for round eight.
GK Ante Covic
Western Sydney Wanderers
Performed very well against a determined Phoenix. Psychologically not easy to go to the same venue after conceding a freak goal 12 months ago. Pulled out all the stops, even denying a last gasp attempt at his near post.
DL Ali Abbas
Helped his side to a clean sheet and also assisted a goal. He's been a consistent performer this season.
DC Trent Sainsbury
Central Coast Mariners
Developing well as a player for central coast. Contested headers, positional play he’s improving all the time. Team kept a clean sheet.
DC Matt Smith
Swept very well and cleaned up any danger that occurred. Was the man of the match in the 1-0 win over Perth Glory.
DR Storm Roux
Central Coast Mariners
Made 25 passes. 76% accuracy. Did his job well considering the circumstances. Victory really came at Mariners on Friday night and battled really well.
MC Andrea Migliorini
Scored two stunners and helped his team in a huge fight back in Sunday’s 3-3 draw v Adelaide. The standout performer of the round.
MC Steven Lustica
Played in the hole just in front of the back four and did a strong job of it. Rarely gave the ball away, always playing good diagonals to switch the play. An underrated player who also got on the scoresheet.
MR Kosta Barbarouses
Made a lot of runs down the right hand side to set up Thompson and Troisi, however to no avail. Kosta was busy all match and has been playing well of late and turned out a strong performance the week before against Adelaide.
FWD LEFT Sergio Cirio
Busy midfielder that plays high up the line and very attacking. Combined in a number of goals and also got on the scoresheet. Been adapting well into the league.
SC Besart Berisha
Quality striker. One of the finds of the whole A-League. Always dangerous, potent, great goal instincts. A true winner and to cap off the match scored a quality goal to help his team to three points.
FWD RIGHT Joel Chianese
Is a job do-er. Work rate always high and gives 100%. Has a knack in the box and proved again being a dangerous player in the area taking advantage of a cross and finishing well. Playing well under Frank Farina and full of confidence.