A-League: Melbourne Victory defeats Macarthur 4-1

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SYDNEY. Melbourne Victory had a easy win over Macarthur.

SYDNEY. Melbourne Victory had a straightforward win over Macarthur. Melbourne Victory scored with B. Folami (28′), J. Brimmer (53′), Roderick (81′) and J. Brillante (90′). On the other side, C. Noone (55′) scored for Macarthur.

The match was played at the Campbelltown Stadium (Sydney) stadium in Sydney on Friday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Elder with the help of Andrew Lindsay and Kearney Robinson. The 4th official was Ben Abraham. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.6 degrees Celsius or 60.03 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Macarthur was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Melbourne Victory that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Macarthur was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Melbourne Victory was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Macarthur shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Melbourne Victory shot 17 times, 13 on target, 4 off target.


Macarthur received 1 yellow card (A. Jovanovic). On the other side, Melbourne Victory received 2 yellow cards (Rai and N. D’Agostino).

A. Jovanovic (Macarthur) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

After playing this encounter, Macarthur will stay with 32 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory will have 38 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 28'

    B. Folami

  • 46'

    B. Hamill

    M. Spiranovic

  • 46'

    L. Rose

    C. M\'Mombwa

  • 53'

    J. Brimmer (Penalty)

  • 56'


  • 56'

    C. Noone (Penalty)

  • 61'

    T. Juric

    A. Giannou

  • 61'

    D. De Silva

    J. Mutch

  • 61'

    L. Rose

    A. Toure

  • 64'

    A. Jovanović (Goal Disallowed)

  • 67'

    N. D\'Agostino

  • 69'

    L. Broxham


  • 69'

    C. Ikonomidis

    M. Rojas

  • 81'


  • 82'

    B. Kirdar

    S. Nigro

  • 84'

    A. Jovanovic

  • 87'

    N. Velupillay

    B. Folami

  • 90'

    L. Rose

  • 90'

    J. Brillante

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Macarthur will host Newcastle Jets on the 1st of May with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Macarthur (2 draws).

Melbourne Victory will play away with Brisbane Roar on the 25th of April with a 20-18 head to head record in favor of Melbourne Victory (9 draws).

Macarthur: Formation and Lineups

Macarthur started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Ante Milicic chose to play with the following team: Filip Kurto (7.1), Tomislav Uskok (6.2), Aleksandar Jovanović (6.6), James Meredith (6.2), Craig Noone (6.6), Jordon Mutch (6.2), Charles M’Mombwa (7.0), Jake McGing (6.8), Ulises Dávila (6.9), Apostolos Giannou (6.8) and Al Hassan Toure (6.6).


Macarthur made 4 changes: C. M’Mombwa for L. Rose (46′), A. Giannou for T. Juric (61′), J. Mutch for D. De Silva (61′) and A. Toure for L. Rose (61′).

Best player: Filip Kurto

The player that probably impressed the most for Macarthur was the goalkeeper: Filip Kurto. His rating is 7.10. He performed 6 saves.

Melbourne Victory: Formation and Lineups

Melbourne Victory started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Tony Popović played with: Ivan Kelava (6.2), Jason Geria (7.9), Matthew Špiranović (6.8), Roderick Miranda (6.5), Stefan Nigro (7.5), Joshua Brillante (6.6), Rai Marchán (6.4), Marco Rojas (6.5), Jake Brimmer (8.5), Ben Folami (7.4) and Nicholas D’Agostino (6.8).


Melbourne Victory made 5 changes: M. Spiranovic for B. Hamill (46′), Rai for L. Broxham (69′), M. Rojas for C. Ikonomidis (69′), S. Nigro for B. Kirdar (82′) and B. Folami for N. Velupillay (87′).

Top player: Jake Brimmer

The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne Victory the most was Jake Brimmer.

His rating is (8.5) with 1 goal, 35 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 8 crosses.



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