The Newsroom reviews the fourth round of the A-League season.
Melbourne City 2-1 Adelaide United
With Tim Cahill out of action, it was up to Bruno Fornaroli to produce for Melbourne City and he didn’t disappoint. The Uruguayan scored a stunning goal on the edge of the box when he caressed the ball into the top-right corner in the 11th minute. Fornaroli doubled City’s advantage when he converted in the 56th minute after Fernando Brandan’s header struck the arm of an Adelaide defender. Spanish striker Sergi Guardiola, previously on the books of Barcelona, reduced the margin in the 64th minute when he got on the end of Ben Garuccio’s cross after the left-back took on his marker to deliver the perfect ball.
Sydney FC 2-0 Newcastle Jets
Despite Newcastle getting off to a solid start with three games undefeated, Sydney made it four wins on the trot to start the season and consolidate their spot on top of the table. Milos Ninkovic assisted Alex Brosque’s opener after just eight minutes when he ran through and drove a left-footed finish into the bottom-right corner. Newcastle created a number of chances, however, they failed to capitalise. This was most notable when Morten Nordstrand found Steven Ugarkovic, who dragged his shot wide when he looked certain to score. Sydney capped off the win four minutes into the second half when Filip Holosko’s parried shot was pounced on by Ninkovic to slot home.
Western Sydney Wanderers 1-1 Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar 2-1 Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory 6-1 Wellington Phoenix
Photo of Bruno Fornaroli from the Melbourne City Twitter feed.