Griffin's Team of the Week
GK: Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)
Hands down one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the A-League’s short history. Another clean sheet for the experienced custodian in New Zealand.
DL: Joshua Rose (Central Coast Mariners)
Had a superb match in the Mariners’ shirt, producing a quality opening goal against the Wanderers. Has been a model of consistency since his arrival at the club.
DC: Nikolai Topor Stanley (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Did play in a losing side however didn’t deserve to be beaten. Defended very well and won a lot of important challenges. Has been ultra-consistent during his time with Western Sydney.
DR: Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners)
The 21-yearold New Zealander played very well against the Wanderers. In a huge game for the club Roux lifted to the occasion, also assisting in a goal with some good build-up work. A sound player who has fitted in well to the A-League this season.
MLC: David Carney (Newcastle Jets)
Playing in his fairly new role in the A-League, pushing up the park, he did a very strong job of it. Assisted the opener with Adam Taggart and is clearly relishing being home. A disappointing outcome for the Jets and they will need results in final two league matches to gain a potential finals birth.
MC: Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
When does Matt McKay let you down? Very rarely. Again stepped up to the plate even when his side were reduced to 10 men. His work rate and passing always stands out.
AMC: James Troisi (Melbourne Victory)
Has been very good all year. Started like a house on fire with his arrival at the club. Did have a slight dip in form but his true class has shone through with more goals in recent matches. Scored a great goal off his left foot against Sydney FC in the Big Blue.
AMC: Nebojsa Marinkovic (Perth Glory)
What a superb free kick from the Serbian in the 84th minute to equalise. Had such precision and pace it kept Ben Kennedy rooted to the spot. Apart from his splendid strike his work rate was high quality and his efforts should see the foreign import stay at the club for next season.
AMC: Marcelo Carrusca (Adelaide United)
This player is a key player week in and week out. Popular with A-league pundits and a big contender for Player of the Year. He’s showing so much confidence - even dinking balls from the penalty spot. One player to watch in the finals.
FLC: Chris Harold (Perth Glory)
When Perth needed someone on the pitch to lift the team Harold came to the rescue, scoring the winning goal in the 85th minute. It was a precise header into the corner to help his side to three important points. Although his team is out of the finals race, Harold performed admirably for his side.
FRC: Dimi Petratos (Brisbane Roar)
Such a determined player each time he plays for Brisbane. Was given great reward for his hard work after build up play in the box. Didn’t have much room to work with but still scored and proved pivotal after his team went down to 10. Is going to be a key player in the finals series.