I would have liked to have published this earlier, but due to the previously mentioned site downtime that was impossible. It certainly was a tremendous night and I’d go as far as to say it’s the most I’ve ever enjoyed myself at a football match. Standing and singing with the Cove as the boys in blue knocked off their fiercest rivals to claim the league title was something I won’t soon forget.
Both goals scored were something special: a long distance volley from Kisel in the first half and, in the second, a superb run and finish from Aloisi. The whole game really had fairytale written all over it. A season high crowd of over 25,000 really got into it, providing a great atmosphere for the match. A season (and therefore career) ending injury to captain Corica took a little gloss of the occasion but, all in all, it was a fantastic night.
With the regular season wrapped up, Sydney move into the Finals series and play Melbourne in the major-semi over two legs. The first leg was completed on Thursday (Feb 18th) in Melbourne with the Victory taking the honors 2-1. The return leg is in Sydney on Sunday (Mar 7th). The away goals rule will be in effect meaning that a 1-0 win would be enough for Sydney to progress straight to the Grand Final.
Some pictures and videos of the night: