A-League Round 21 Wrap-Up: Saves, Red Cards & Top-Six Drama!

Live Coverage: Round 21 of Liberty A-League Concludes with Three Sunday Matches

Round 21 in the Liberty A-League continued with three matches scheduled for Sunday. The action kicked off in the nation’s capital, where Canberra United hosted Wellington Phoenix at McKellar Park. The Phoenix were coming off a crucial 4-0 win over Adelaide United in midweek, putting them back in contention for a top-six finish. However, their path to the finals depends on other results going their way, with Western Sydney and Newcastle also vying for the sixth spot.

Canberra United, on the other hand, is still battling to avoid finishing at the bottom of the ladder. Despite their recent struggles and leaky defense, they will look to their captain Michelle Heyman, who is leading the Golden Boot race with 14 goals this season.

In another fixture, Sydney FC faced Adelaide United at Leichhardt Oval. With just three games left in the season, Sydney FC was aiming to secure a record fourth-straight Premier’s Plate by winning two of their remaining matches. Matilda Cortnee Vine has been instrumental in their recent form, while Jada Whyman marked her 100th Liberty A-League appearance in this match.

Adelaide United, on the other hand, was hoping to avoid finishing at the bottom of the ladder as they battled Canberra United for that dubious honor. Despite a recent poor run of form and defensive frailties, they were determined to put up a fight in Sydney.

In the final match of the day, Brisbane Roar took on Perth Glory at Perry Park. Both sides were knocked out of finals contention in the previous round, making this game a battle for pride and ladder position. Brisbane Roar, in 10th place, looked to build on their recent form behind players like Sharn Freier and Tameka Yallop. Perth Glory, once early season contenders, had fallen on hard times, going almost three months without a win in the league.

Overall, Round 21 provided plenty of drama and implications for the teams involved as the Liberty A-League season nears its conclusion. Stay tuned for more action and updates as the race for the finals heats up.

Denis Hardin

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