A-League shocked by all-time ‘astonishing miss’ in Sydney FC win


Sydney FC have blown away Central Coast with a barnstorming opening propelled by midfielder Anthony Caceras on the way in which to a 3-1 triumph at Industree Group Stadium on Saturday evening.

Caceras performed a crucial function in all three targets scored inside the primary 20 minutes, because the Sky Blues snapped the hosts’ 12-match unbeaten run on Saturday evening.

The previous Mariners prodigy arrange the opening objective with a header from exterior the field, as Rhyan Grant was the primary to reply and rating with ease within the fourth minute.

Caceras was on the scoresheet simply 4 minutes later after gathering the ball contained in the field and discovering a means by means of 4 Mariners and into sufficient house to blast residence.

The Sky Blues stalwart had the reigning champions on the ropes once more within the twentieth minute.

Caceras burst down the left and fired a fierce cross in direction of the entrance of objective that Mariners defender Dan Corridor might solely shin into the again of the web.

The convincing victory lifts the Sky Blues into the highest six, whereas the Mariners stay in second place however now path Wellington Phoenix by 5 factors.

WAYWARD WOOD

The Sky Blues’ scintillating begin helped spare the blushes of Pat Wooden after the younger ahead fired huge with one of many extra astonishing misses possible.

Mariners keeper Danny Vukovic slipped whereas attempting to regulate a easy again move, permitting Wooden to pounce on the ball contained in the six-yard field and make it tougher to overlook than rating.

However as Wooden confronted an open objective from barely two metres out, he selected to show his physique and hit the ball with the within of his proper boot when his reverse foot was referred to as for.

The commentator stated: “You’ll by no means see that once more”.

“That’s the most astonishing miss. Poor outdated Pat Wooden should be wishing the bottom would simply swallow him up.”

Wooden has solely scored as soon as within the A-League this season and might want to profit from comparable alternatives to maintain his title within the body to start out alongside, or as a substitute of, Brazilian striker Fabio Gomes.

COLOMBIAN GOLD

The Mariners had barely threatened in entrance of 11,379 followers till increase recruit Angel Torres gave them a lifeline within the 56th minute.

Torres lit up the Mariners with a surging run down the correct as Storm Roux opened up the Sky Blues’ defence with a pinpoint move to the in-form striker.

The Colombian took one contact together with his proper boot then used the skin of his left foot to chip the ball over keeper Andrew Redmayne for an eleventh objective of the season.

GOAL RUSH

Sydney FC have now scored at the least three targets in seven of their 16 matches whereas changing into the third-most prolific workforce within the A-League.

However the issues persist on the different finish for Ufuk Talay’s facet, with just one clear sheet this season.

The Sky Blues had been in command at 3-0 however virtually let the Mariners again within the recreation after they pulled one again then had extra possibilities throughout the ultimate half-hour.

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