Sydney regains top spot
Sydney FC regained the top spot on the A-League ladder after beating Newcastle Jets 3-1 in round 24 of the A-League.
The previous leaders the Gold Coast could only manage a one-all draw against the Central Coast Mariners and now trail the leaders by just one point as they currently lie third.
In second position at the moment is Melbourne Victory who beat bottom club Adelaide United 2- nil with a goal in each half.
There was a key win for Perth Glory who beat the Wellington Phoenix 2-nil at the ME Bank Stadium and that win means the Perth side now sit in fifth place ahead of the Phoenix by two points.
The Phoenix have a game in hand against Victory and after that match is played on Australia Day it will become very clear where they stand with Glory but they look set for the finals.
The team in seventh position - Mariners are four points adrift which means after round 25 the the teams in the first six places will still be in those top six places.
The Queensland battle between North Queensland Fury and Brisbane Roar finished one-all and the two teams still have a slim chance to make it to the finals.
This week I will take a look at the first half scorelines so far this season and here they are:
|0 - 0||33|
|0 - 1||18|
|0 - 2||5|
|0 - 3||1|
|1 - 0||30|
|1 - 1||14|
|1 - 2||2|
|1 - 3||1|
|2 - 0||6|
|2 - 1||4|
|2 - 2||2|
|3 - 0||2|
|4 - 1||1|
So its not surprising to see that going into half-time the most popular scoreline is a goalless draw. However, of the 33 matches that went into the break goalless only seven finished that way.