R26 | Team of the Week


Melbourne Heart FC youngster Stefan Mauk made it in to the A-League Team of the Week for Round 26.

Melbourne Heart FC youngster Stefan Mauk made it in to the A-League Team of the Week for Round 26 following a brilliant performance against Adelaide United on Friday night.

Mauk made just his second start of the season and was involved in both of Melbourne Heart’s goals.

The 18-year-old was fouled by Tarek Elrich in the box on 31 minutes, winning a penalty that was converted by David Williams to make it 1-1.

Mauk was then heavily involved in the second, with Nigel Boogard’s clearance coming off the teenager and right in to the path of Dugandzic who volleyed Heart in to the lead.

Team of the week

Formation: 4-2-1-3

Goalkeeper: Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney FC)

In the mud he managed Allianz-s tricky conditions well.

Left defence: David Carney (Newcastle Jets)
Carney of old: a threat going forward with that sweet left peg and solid at the back. Looks fit again. Finally.

Central defence: Matt Smith (Brisbane Roar)
Solid as a rock against the tide of Wanderers attacks.

Central defence: Nigel Boogaard (Adelaide United)
Like Smith, consistently good without being flashy.

Right defence: Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets)
Barnstorming display from the one-time bushy bearded gent. World Cup bolter?

Central mid: Mark Milligan (Victory)
Ignited Victory-s revival and bagged a brace. Can-t ask for more than that from your central mid, can you?

Central mid: Stefan Mauk (Melbourne Heart)
Instrumental in both goals and could-ve had one himself. Creative yet defensively sound. What a find he-s been. One for the future.

Winger: Awer Mabil (Adelaide United)
What an impact. Helped the Reds turnaround the game as a second half sub and set up the equaliser for a 10-man Reds in the final frantic minutes. Even got carried around by the celebrating Gombau!

Playmaker: Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney FC)
In the slop he glided around Allianz like the superstar he is. Won pens, scored them and banged in an ADP set piece special.

Winger: Sidnei (Perth Glory)
Lively for the Glory boys and put away his header with aplomb.

Central striker: Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets)
Was a threat all day and worked hard for the Jets in cahoots with Taggart and Heskey.