I only saw the final ten minutes of this match and it took a great piece of skill from Gerald Sibon to break the deadlock in what I was told was a fairly even, drab game.
The game looked to be heading for a stalemate before Sibon brought down a high ball, got ahead of his marker with three classy touches and then set Adrian Zahra free inside the box.
The youngster’s first touch was heavy but he reacted well and took a quick shot on the half-volley to send the ball flying into the corner past a stranded Reddy.
Brilliant goal, absolutely brilliant. Sibon is a male.
Apart from that Jason Hoffman, who started the game (yes, you’re not dreaming), should really have put the game beyond doubt when set free one-on-one with Reddy, but he made his shot too obvious for the keeper and though it was from a tight angle he should have finished.
The win puts the Heart into 5th position and sends the Jets back to 7th, though we have four games in hand. While I’d love to see the Heart make the finals I think we’ll catch them easily and I think Victory will take out the last finals spot after that. Sydney meanwhile, are well and truly out of it and need to start rebuilding for next season.