A very disappointing round in terms of crowds, with only Queensland Roar drawing a five-figure crowd. New Zealand drew yet another diabolical crowd — surely the FFA has to take a serious look at the club. Perth are still struggling to bring back their NSL-era crowds, and Central Coast can’t seem to go far beyound 8000. Only Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney are receiving the kind of crowd support the league needs. In better news, Melbourne Victory have moved six of their remaining eight games to the 55,000 seat Telstra Dome.
Sydney FC 1 (Mark Rudan 58)
New Zealand Knights 0
Crowd: 2764 at North Harbor Stadium, Albany, NZ
Queensland Roar 0
Adelaide United 0
Crowd: 16,143 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Qld.
Central Coast Mariners 1 (Hutchinson 12)
Newcastle Jets 1 (Griffiths 82)
Crowd: 8,439 at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, NSW
Melbourne Victory 2 (Caceres 55, Muscat 73 p)
Perth Glory 1 (Tarka 90)
Crowd: 7,983 at Members Equity Stadium, Perth, WA
Round Total: 35,329