Lowe's Week 15 Preview

David Lowe discusses Round 15 of the Hyundai A-League.


Seems there's never a dull moment in the day-to-day activity at football clubs, and while the Jets have had their issues this week, events at Melbourne Victory have taken centre stage.

The Victory side responded to the axing of coach Mehmet Durakovic with a win over the Jets at AAMI Park on Saturday but didn't have things all their own way, against a plucky and competitive Newcastle side.

The Jets face another daunting assignment this Saturday away to league leaders, and fiercest rival, Central Coast Mariners at Gosford on Saturday. The Mariners sit eight points clear at the top of the table, and are undoubtedly the form team in the competition.

It's fair to say that this fixture will be a passionate affair, with no quarter given or requested.

Regardless of who finishes where at the end of the season, both sets of supporters would delight in holding sway in the head-to-head contests this season.

With the honours split one apiece at the moment there is more than just 3 points at stake.

Elsewhere in the league new Victory boss Jim Magilton takes charge of his first match as a revitalized Adelaide side visit, and renew one of the biggest rivalries in the A-League. Plenty at stake in this one.

An out of form Sydney face a tough assignment to turn things around when they travel north to face Brisbane. Perth continue their travels around the country with a visit to Melbourne Heart and Wellington travel to the Gold Coast to wrap up the round on Sunday.