2003–04 National Soccer League

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NSL 2003-04
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 2003-2004
Number of teams 13
NSL season
Champions Perth Glory
Top scorer Ante Milicic (20)
National Soccer League seasons

The 2003–04 National Soccer League season, was the 28th and final season of the National Soccer League in Australia. Perth Glory were crowned both premiers and champions after winning both the league and grand final.

Overview[edit]

The season was remembered as the end of an era for the national league, following the announcement in 2003 that the national competition would be wholly scrapped in response to the Crawford Report into soccer in Australia. The end of the NSL led to the formation of the A-League, a new national competition that began in 2005.

The season was played as a single league, home-and-away format with top six teams qualifying for a finals series. Adelaide City withdrew from the competition shortly before the start of the season, leading to the hasty formation of Adelaide United to take their place.

At the beginning of the season, it became obvious that the title would be fought between Perth Glory and Parramatta Power. The Champions Glory lost several of their title-winning squad, most notably their dominant midfield, most of whom to the Power. Parramatta, backed by the Leagues Club, bought big for the last year including notably Ante Milicic and Sasho Petrovski, looking to simply buy the title.

This tactic seemed to be working for a large part of the season, as Power held off major challengers Perth, including a memorable 6-0 hiding, Glory's worst-ever loss. However, a turning point came and Perth began to close the gap both in results and performance terms, and won the Premiership by 6 points in the end. Neither of these sides were ever really matched by other sides during the season. Perhaps the surprise of the season was Adelaide United, who surprised all by making the finals and nearly breaking Perth's all-time average season record attendance in the process, with the biggest crowds of the season. This was most notable as the club was thrown together just a few weeks before the season to take the place of former heavyweight Adelaide City.

In the finals series, notably Perth were comprehensively beaten in both legs of the major semi-final, while Adelaide progressed to the minor semi-final in their first ever season, only to be thrashed by Glory, just highlighting the gap between the top two sides and the rest of the league.

The last ever NSL Grand Final was held at Parramatta Stadium, due to Power winning the major semi-final. The Final was attended by a very measly crowd of just over 9,000, and played in thick rain from kick-off. Power's slick passing game was somewhat hurt by the poor conditions, and the game turned into something of a scrap. No goals were scored in 90 minutes of football, so the game went to extra-time where young Glory striker Nik Mrdja slotted to give Glory their fifth National League title and second NSL Championship, while Power finished the season with nothing to show for their quality and dominance.

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Perth Glory (C) 24 18 3 3 56 22 +34 57 2003–04 National Soccer League Champions
2 Parramatta Power 24 16 3 5 58 30 +28 51 2004 National Soccer League Elimination Finals
3 Adelaide United 24 11 7 6 28 25 +3 40
4 Marconi Stallions 24 10 8 6 29 25 +4 38
5 South Melbourne 24 11 4 9 39 21 +18 37
6 Brisbane Strikers 24 9 5 10 28 33 −5 32
7 Northern Spirit 24 9 3 12 31 33 −2 30
8 Sydney Olympic 24 7 8 9 26 31 −5 29
9 Wollongong Wolves 24 8 5 11 34 41 −7 29
10 Sydney United 58 24 7 8 9 18 25 −7 29
11 Newcastle Jets 24 6 6 12 18 33 −15 24
12 Melbourne Knights 24 6 5 13 21 41 −20 23
13 Football Kingz 24 4 3 17 25 51 −26 15

Updated to games played on 29 February 2004
Source: ozfootball.net
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.


Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]


19 September 2003
Wollongong Wolves 0 – 1 Sydney United
Report Vrkic Goal 19' (Pen)
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,346
Referee: Matthew Breeze

20 September 2003
Parramatta Power 0 – 0 South Melbourne FC
Report
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 1,861
Referee: Simon Micallef

20 September 2003
Football Kingz 1 – 2 Newcastle United
Ngata Goal 74' Report Masi Goal 19'
Wheelhouse Goal 29'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 2,304
Referee: D. Rugg

21 September 2003
Melbourne Knights 1 – 1 Marconi Stallions
Pelikan Goal 46' Report Maloney Goal 27'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 2,205
Referee: Craig Zetter

21 September 2003
Northern Spirit 1 – 3 Brisbane Strikers
Hutchinson Goal 53' Report Morley Goal 15', Goal 45'
Rose Goal 62'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,971
Referee: C. Diomis

30 November 2003
Sydney Olympic 0 – 0 Adelaide United
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,370
Referee: James Lewis

Round 2[edit]


26 September 2003
Newcastle United 2 – 1 Northern Spirit
Wheelhouse Goal 2' (Pen)77' (Pen) Report Macallister Goal 28'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 4,673
Referee: James Lewis

27 September 2003
Brisbane Strikers 1 – 1 Sydney Olympic
Pilic Goal 53' Report Bakis Goal 63'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,625
Referee: Mark Shield

27 September 2003
Marconi Stallions 2 – 1 Wollongong Wolves
Maloney Goal 9'18' Majurovski Goal 73'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,945
Referee: Simon Micallef

28 September 2003
Sydney United 2 – 1 Football Kingz
Langdon Goal 58',
Zmire Goal 62',
Ozbey Red card 85'
Report Cunico Goal 73' (OG)
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 3,169
Referee: Ben Williams

28 September 2003
Perth Glory 3 – 0 Melbourne Knights
Mori Goal 82',
Pondeljak Goal 87',
Caceres Goal 88'
Report
Arena Joondalup
Attendance: 9,780
Referee: Eddie Lennie

25 February 2004
Adelaide United 0 – 2 Parramatta Power
Report Elrich Goal 5',
Milicic Goal 52'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 12,125
Referee: Perry Mur

Round 3[edit]


3 October 2003
Wollongong Wolves 0 – 4 South Melbourne FC
Report Coveny Goal 16'53',
Curcija Goal 78',
Poutakidis Goal 92'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,005
Referee: Mark Shield

4 October 2003
Northern Spirit 4 – 0 Sydney Olympic
Richter Goal 47',
Ferguson Goal 57',
Macallister Goal 68',
Petrie Goal 81'
Report
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,819
Referee: Matthew Breeze

4 October 2003
Parramatta Power 4 – 1 Football Kingz
Dodd Goal 33'36'73',
Elrich Goal 94'
Report Martin Goal 57'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 1,616
Referee: Craig Zetter

4 October 2003
Brisbane Strikers 0 – 0 Perth Glory
Report
Perry Park
Attendance: 3,042
Referee: P. Green

4 October 2003
Marconi Stallions 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Renaud Red card 72',
Costanzo Goal 92'
Report Middleby Goal 54',
Thomas Red card 72'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,068
Referee: Eddie Lennie

8 February 2004
Melbourne Knights 3 – 4 Adelaide United
Vasilevski Goal 53',
Marinos Goal 57'90'
Report Alagich Goal 45',
Aloisi Goal 62',
Brooks Goal 65',
Veart Goal 83'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 1,164
Referee: James Lewis

Round 4[edit]


10 October 2003
Newcastle United 1 – 1 Parramatta Power
Ceccoli Goal 28' (o.g.) Report Dodd Goal 45'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,501
Referee: Matthew Breeze

12 October 2003
Football Kingz 1 – 3 Perth Glory
Ngata Goal 64' Report Despotovski Goal 48',
Pondeljak Goal 57',
Mori Goal 67'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,245
Referee: D. Rugg

12 October 2003
Melbourne Knights 1 – 2 Wollongong Wolves
Pelikan Goal 11' Young Goal 7',
Hawrysiuk Goal 83'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Perry Mur

12 October 2003
South Melbourne FC 0 – 1 Brisbane Strikers
Report Brain Goal 47'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 7,250
Referee: Eddie Lennie

12 October 2003
Sydney Olympic 1 – 0 Sydney United
Baird Goal 62' Report
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 4,327
Referee: Simon Micallef

12 October 2003
Marconi Stallions 2 – 1 Northern Spirit
Harris Goal 21',
Spiteri Goal 54'
Report Petrie Goal 40'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,255
Referee: A. Nardi

Round 5[edit]


17 October 2003
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Brisbane Strikers
Veart Goal 38' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 15,568
Referee: Craig Zetter

19 October 2003
Football Kingz 1 – 2 Melbourne Knights
Ngata Goal 4' Report Pelikan Goal 26',
Oksuz Goal 72'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,271
Referee: C. Diomis

19 October 2003
Sydney Olympic 1 – 2 Marconi Stallions
Schirripa Goal 92' Webb Goal 8',
Spiteri Goal 80'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 5,199
Referee: P. Green

19 October 2003
Sydney United 0 – 2 Parramatta Power
Report Milicic Goal 15'92'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 3,152
Referee: Mark Shield

19 October 2003
South Melbourne 4 – 1 Newcastle United
Coveny Goal 24' (pen.)39'76',
Perosh Goal 56' (o.g.)
Report Owens Goal 30'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 3,750
Referee: D. Rugg

19 October 2003
Northern Spirit 3 – 5 Perth Glory
O'Sullivan Goal 6'34',
Osman Goal 38'
Report Pondeljak Goal 11',
Mori Goal 12',
Despotovski Goal 14',
Hassell Goal 43'48'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,867
Referee: Matthew Breeze

Round 6[edit]


24 October 2003
Newcastle United 2 – 3 Adelaide United
Owens Goal 16',
R. Griffiths Goal 61'
Report Veart Goal 64' (pen.)78',
Vidmar Goal 73'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,005
Referee: C. Diomis

25 October 2003
Marconi Stallions 1 – 2 Parramatta Power
Anabalon Goal 46' Report Buonavoglia Goal 33',
Thompson Goal 76'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,040
Referee: P. Mur

26 October 2003
Melbourne Knights 0 – 1 Northern Spirit
Macallister Goal 2'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: B. Williams

26 October 2003
Sydney Olympic 0 – 2 Perth Glory
Report Mori Goal 37'76'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 3,383
Referee: S. Pryzdacz

26 October 2003
Sydney United 0 – 0 South Melbourne
Report
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 2,691
Referee: C. Zetter

19 January 2004
Wollongong Wolves 1 – 2 Football Kingz
Hawrysiuk Goal 2' Hickey Goal 9',
Ngata Goal 48' (pen.)
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 3,226
Referee: B. Williams

Round 7[edit]


1 November 2003
Brisbane Strikers 2 – 1 Newcastle United
Morley Goal 36',
Brownlie Goal 45'
Report Tsekenis Goal 90'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: J. Lewis

2 November 2003
Parramatta Power 6 – 0 Perth Glory
Milicic Goal 8'37'44',
Buonavoglia Goal 29'49',
Colosimo Goal 90'
Report
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 2,639
Referee: M. Breeze

2 November 2003
Sydney Olympic 0 – 2 Melbourne Knights
Report Pelikan Goal 19'41'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,593
Referee: S. Micallef

2 November 2003
Adelaide United 0 – 0 Sydney United
Report
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 14,413
Referee: A. Nardi

2 November 2003
Northern Spirit 3 – 0 Wollongong Wolves
Petrie Goal 35'64'80' Report
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,388
Referee: E. Lennie

2 November 2003
South Melbourne 2 – 0 Marconi Stallions
Boutsianis Goal 62',
Coveny Goal 69'
Report
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 5,950
Referee: M. Shield

Round 8[edit]


7 November 2003
Wollongong Wolves 0 – 1 Sydney Olympic
Report Cardozo Goal 74' (pen.)
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,251
Referee: C. Diomis

8 November 2003
Football Kingz 0 – 2 Northern Spirits
Report Macallister Goal 55',
Ferguson Goal 68' (pen.)
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,662
Referee: B. Hugo

8 November 2003
Parramatta Power 4 – 0 Melbourne Knights
Kovacic Goal 37' (o.g.),
Milicic Goal 54'62',
Dodd Goal 78'
Report
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 1,683
Referee: P. Green

8 November 2003
Marconi Stallions 0 – 0 Adelaide United
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,820
Referee: C. Zetter

9 November 2003
Perth Glory 1 – 0 South Melbourne
Despotovski Goal 62' (pen.) Report
Arena Joondalup
Attendance: 7,356
Referee: S. Micallef

9 November 2003
Sydney United 3 – 0 Brisbane Strikers
Collina Goal 7',
Doumanis Goal 56' (pen.)89'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 2,756
Referee: M. Breeze

Round 9[edit]


14 November 2003
Newcastle United 0 – 0 Sydney United
Report
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,672
Referee: P. Mur

14 November 2003
Wollongong Wolves 3 – 1 Parramatta Power
Arrarte Goal 29',
Hawrysiuk Goal 41'54'
Report Ceccoli Goal 33'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,085
Referee: B. Hugo

15 November 2003
Marconi Stallions 1 – 0 Brisbane Strikers
Carle Goal 68' Report
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,439
Referee: S. Micallef

16 November 2003
Sydney Olympic 2 – 2 Football Kingz
Ishida Goal 10',
Cardozo Goal 36'
Rowley Goal 3',
Souris Goal 45' (o.g.)
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,398
Referee: B. Williams

16 November 2003
Melbourne Knights 0 – 5 South Melbourne
Report Panopoulos Goal 14',
Trimboli Goal 22'34',
Coveny Goal 39',
Curcija Goal 89'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 6,200
Referee: A. Nardi

16 November 2003
Adelaide United 1 – 4 Perth Glory
Kemp Goal 19' Report Pondeljak Goal 15'92',
Mori Goal 16',
Despotovski Goal 49'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,096
Referee: M. Breeze

Round 10[edit]


21 November 2003
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Sydney Olympic
Caravella Goal 84'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 1,651
Referee: C. Zetter

22 November 2003
Brisbane Strikers 4 – 2 Parramatta Power
Moon Goal 34',
Rose Goal 71'86',
Morley Goal 90'
Report Milicic Goal 11',
Rech Goal 58'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,170
Referee: C. Diomis

23 November 2003
Football Kingz 3 – 1 Marconi Stallions
Tambouras Goal 28',
Martin Goal 65',
Midtsian Goal 78'
Report Carle Goal 86' (pen.)
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,410
Referee: D. Rugg

23 November 2003
Northern Spirit 0 – 1 Sydney United
Report Santalab Goal 4'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 1,371
Referee: B. Hugo

23 November 2003
Wollongong Wolves 2 – 1 Perth Glory
Young Goal 3',
Nwaogazi Goal 54'
Report Mori Goal 69'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 1,879
Referee: P. Green

23 November 2003
South Melbourne 2 – 1 Adelaide United
Kovacevic Goal 23'61' Report Veart Goal 70'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 8,359
Referee: S. Micallef

Round 11[edit]


28 November 2003
Adelaide United 2 – 2 Wollongong Wolves
Valkanis Goal 48',
Saric Goal 81'
Report Nwaogazi Goal 20',
Blake Goal 90'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 9,528
Referee: P. Mur

28 November 2003
Newcastle United 1 – 0 Perth Glory
Masi Goal 82' Report
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 2,976
Referee: S. Micallef

29 November 2003
Parramatta Power 3 – 0 Northern Spirit
Milicic Goal 19'47',
Elrich Goal 96'
Report
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 3,123
Referee: B. Williams

29 November 2003
Brisbane Strikers 1 – 0 Melbourne Knights
Moon Goal 66' Report
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,354
Referee: S. Pryzdacz

30 November 2003
South Melbourne 6 – 0 Football Kingz
Curcija Goal 3'57'72'85',
Laurie Goal 34',
Tunbridge Goal 90'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 5,005
Referee: C. Diomis

30 November 2003
Sydney United 1 – 1 Marconi Stallions
Collina Goal 80' Report Spiteri Goal 53'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 4,132
Referee: E. Lennie

Round 12[edit]


5 December 2003
Wollongong Wolves 1 – 1 Brisbane Strikers
Nwaogazi Goal 46' Report Brain Goal 13'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,130
Referee: C. Zetter

6 December 2003
Football Kingz 1 – 3 Adelaide United
Ngata Goal 80' Report Pellegrino Goal 50',
Smeltz Goal 76',
Veart Goal 86'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,121
Referee: P. Green

7 December 2003
Sydney Olympic 0 – 1 Parramatta Power
Milicic Goal 78'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 3,203
Referee: D. Rugg

7 December 2003
Melbourne Knights 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Razov Goal 49' R. Griffiths Goal 58'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 2,673
Referee: E. Lennie

7 December 2003
Northern Spirit 3 – 1 South Melbourne
Petrie Goal 45'56',
Fisher Goal 88'
Report Curcija Goal 54'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 1,859
Referee: A. Nardi

2 February 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Sydney United
Mori Goal 20',
Mrdja Goal 81'
Report
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 6,801
Referee: M. Breeze

Round 13[edit]


17 October 2003
Newcastle United 2 – 0 Wollongong Wolves
R. Griffiths Goal 6',
Libbesson Goal 91'
Report
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,513
Referee: S. Przydacz

10 December 2003
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Northern Spirit
Saric Goal 8' Report
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 9,159
Referee: C. Zetter

10 December 2003
Brisbane Strikers 1 – 1 Football Kingz
McLaren Goal 10' Report Rowley Goal 14'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,336
Referee: P. Green

10 December 2003
Marconi Stallions 0 – 2 Perth Glory
Report Mori Goal 68',
Despotovski Goal 73'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,851
Referee: B. Hugo

10 December 2003
South Melbourne 4 – 2 Sydney Olympic
Tunbridge Goal 7',
Poutakidis Goal 25',
Curcija Goal 32',
Boutsianis Goal 78'
Augerinos Goal 36',
Bakis Goal 62'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 4,125
Referee: P. Mur

10 December 2003
Sydney United 3 – 1 Melbourne Knights
Babic Goal 47',
Cunico Goal 56',
Parisi Goal 66'
Report Vasilevski Goal 83'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 1,876
Referee: C. Diomis

Round 14[edit]


12 December 2003
Newcastle United 2 – 0 Football Kingz
Johnson Goal 34',
Deans Goal 55'
Report
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 1,433
Referee: B. Williams

13 December 2003
Brisbane Strikers 3 – 1 Northern Spirit
Morley Goal 56',
Brownlie Goal 82',
Pilic Goal 87'
Report Kwasnik Goal 46'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,137
Referee: A. Nardi

13 December 2003
Marconi Stallions 0 – 1 Melbourne Knights
Report Marinos Goal 92'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: D. Rugg

14 December 2003
Sydney United 0 – 1 Wollongong Wolves
Report Nwaogazi Goal 47'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 3,002
Referee: S. Przydacz

14 December 2003
Adelaide United 1 – 1 Sydney Olympic
Thompson Goal 87' Report Cardozo Goal 62'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 11,153
Referee: E. Lennie

14 December 2003
South Melbourne 2 – 1 Parramatta Power
Coveny Goal 34' (pen.)62' (pen.) Report Rech Goal 15'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 10,005
Referee: B. Hugo

Round 15[edit]


19 December 2003
Football Kingz 0 – 1 Sydney United
Report Haliti Goal 45'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,054
Referee: J. Lewis

19 December 2003
Wollongong Wolves 3 – 3 Marconi Stallions
Young Goal 2'68',
Nwaogazi Goal 81'
Report Carle Goal 45',
Maloney Goal 52',
Brosque Goal 77'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,302
Referee: S. Micallef

20 December 2003
Parramatta Power 1 – 2 Adelaide United
Petrovski Goal 44' Report Aloisi Goal 10',
Veart Goal 18'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 1,967
Referee: A. Nardi

21 December 2003
Sydney Olympic 1 – 1 Brisbane Strikers
Bakis Goal 53' Pilic Goal 12'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,690
Referee: C. Diomis

21 December 2003
Melbourne Knights 0 – 2 Perth Glory
Report Mrdja Goal 32'74'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 3,693
Referee: M. Shield

21 December 2003
Northern Spirit 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Thomas Goal 62' (o.g.) Report Masi Goal 34'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 1,935
Referee: E. Lennie

Round 16[edit]


27 December 2003
Perth Glory 6 – 1 Brisbane Strikers
Despotovski Goal 26',
Byrnes Goal 45',
Hassell Goal 55',
Caceres Goal 74',
Pondeljak Goal 76',
Mrdja Goal 84'
Report Brownlie Goal 55' (pen.)
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 12,142
Referee: E. Lennie

27 December 2003
South Melbourne 2 – 3 Wollongong Wolves
Boutsianis Goal 67',
Coveny Goal 81'
Report Arrarte Goal 13',
Nwaogazi Goal 76',
Balabanel Goal 90'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 6,780
Referee: B. Williams

28 December 2003
Sydney Olympic 1 – 0 Northern Spirit
Baird Goal 47' (pen.) Report
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,484
Referee: M. Shield

28 December 2003
Football Kingz 1 – 2 Parramatta Power
Schjerven Goal 34' Report Gumprecht Goal 20',
Rech Goal 62'
Waikato Stadium
Attendance: 1,176
Referee: C. Zetter

28 December 2003
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Marconi Stallions
Report Maloney Goal 29'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,084
Referee: B. Hugo

28 December 2003
Adelaide United 2 – 1 Melbourne Knights
Veart Goal 15',
Terminello Goal 31'
Report Trajanovski Goal 4'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,032
Referee: S. Micallef

Round 17[edit]


2 January 2004
Parramatta Power 4 – 0 Newcastle United
Dodd Goal 57',
Petrovski Goal 62'84',
Milicic Goal 71'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 2,736
Referee: B. Williams

3 January 2003
Brisbane Strikers 1 – 0 South Melbourne
Grierson Goal 79'
Perry Park
Attendance: 3,417
Referee: M. Shield

3 January 2004
Perth Glory 4 – 0 Football Kingz
Murphy Goal 29',
Faria Goal 56',
Mrdja Goal 62'78'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 9,856
Referee: C. Diomis

4 January 2004
Sydney United 0 – 0 Sydney Olympic
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 3,462
Referee: M. Breeze

4 January 2004
Wollongong Wolves 1 – 1 Melbourne Knights
Young Goal 50' (pen.) Trajanovski Goal 66'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 3,211
Referee: N. Rice

4 January 2004
Northern Spirit 0 – 0 Marconi Stallions
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,115
Referee: S. Przydacz

Round 18[edit]


19 December 2003
Newcastle United 0 – 1 South Melbourne
Crucija Goal 7'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 1,231
Referee: P. Green

7 January 2004
Parramatta Power 5 – 1 Sydney United
Milicic Goal 8',
Pantelis Goal 28'33',
Zorbas Goal 40',
Doumanis Goal 92' (o.g.)
B. Santalab Goal 67'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 3,105
Referee: M. Breeze

7 January 2004
Melbourne Knights 1 – 0 Football Kingz
Marth Goal 45'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 1,516
Referee: C. Zetter

7 January 2004
Brisbane Strikers 1 – 0 Adelaide United
Morley Goal 10'
Perry Park
Attendance: 3,298
Referee: P. Mur

21 January 2004
Perth Glory 3 – 2 Northern Spirit
Murphy Goal 9',
Pondeljak Goal 42',
Despotovski Goal 85'
Richter Goal 25',
Tomasevic Goal 92'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 7,996
Referee: E. Lennie

11 February 2004
Marconi Stallions 1 – 0 Sydney Olympic
Carle Goal 79' (pen.)
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,433
Referee: C. Diomis

Round 19[edit]


10 January 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Sydney Olympic
Murphy Goal 76'84'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 9,005
Referee: A. Nardi

11 January 2004
Football Kingz 1 – 1 Wollongong Wolves
Martin Goal 13' Dragas Goal 76'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 1,175
Referee: D. Rugg

11 January 2004
Northern Spirit 2 – 0 Melbourne Knights
Hutchinson Goal 21',
Milligan Goal 58'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 1,496
Referee: J. Lewis

11 January 2004
Adelaide United 0 – 0 Newcastle United
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 14,280
Referee: P. Green

11 January 2004
South Melbourne 1 – 0 Sydney United
Coveny Goal 65' (pen.)
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 5,750
Referee: E. Lennie

4 February 2004
Parramatta Power 2 – 2 Marconi Stallions
Milicic Goal 4',
Rech Goal 76'
Brosque Goal 46',
Spiteri Goal 81'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 2,234
Referee: M. Breeze

Round 20[edit]


16 January 2004
Newcastle United 1 – 0 Brisbane Strikers
Wheelhouse Goal 20'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 2,181
Referee: P. Green

16 January 2004
Wollongong Wolves 4 – 1 Northern Spirit
Hughes Goal 35',
Young Goal 38'65',
Nwaogazi Goal 64'
Richter Goal 84'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 2,855
Referee: J. Lewis

17 January 2004
Perth Glory 4 – 1 Parramatta Power
Mrdja Goal 18'52',
Despotovski Goal 27' (pen.),
Caceres Goal 90'
Sekulovski Goal 74'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 12,624
Referee: E. Lennie

18 January 2004
Sydney United 1 – 1 Adelaide United
Santalab Goal 89' Alagich Goal 76'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 2,065
Referee: M. Breeze

18 January 2004
Melbourne Knights 1 – 1 Sydney Olympic
Marth Goal 89' (pen.) Caravella Goal 3'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 2,173
Referee: P. Mur

17 February 2004
Marconi Stallions 1 – 0 South Melbourne
Maloney Goal 38'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,277
Referee: M. Shield

Round 21[edit]


21 January 2004
Sydney Olympic 5 – 2 Wollongong Wolves
Caravella Goal 44',
Cardozo Goal 57'92',
Nikas Goal 63',
Goutzioulis Goal 89'
Nwaogazi Goal 16',
Majurovski Goal 75'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,369
Referee: C. Zetter

25 January 2004
Melbourne Knights 1 – 3 Parramatta Power
Oksuz Goal 52' Rech Goal 27'76'92'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 1,868
Referee: P. Green

26 January 2004
South Melbourne 0 – 0 Perth Glory
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 11,642
Referee: M. Breeze

4 February 2004
Brisbane Strikers 2 – 0 Sydney United
McCloughan Goal 20',
Pilic Goal 84'
Perry Park
Attendance: 1,617
Referee: M. Shield

20 February 2004
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Marconi Stallions
Veart Goal 3'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,690
Referee: S. Micallef

20 February 2004
Northern Spirit 1 – 0 Football Kingz
Richter Goal 60'
Gabbie Stadium
Attendance: 1,061
Referee: C. Zetter

Round 22[edit]


31 January 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Adelaide United
Mori Goal 30'34'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 9,711
Referee: A. Nardi

31 January 2004
South Melbourne 4 – 0 Melbourne Knights
Leijer Goal 23' (o.g.),
Sarkies Goal 41',
Curcija Goal 52',
Tunbridge Goal 90'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 8,120
Referee: M. Shield

31 January 2004
Football Kingz 2 – 4 Sydney Olympic
Hickey Goal 51',
Rowley Goal 94'
Cardozo Goal 8',
Juric Goal 28',
Bojić Goal 58',
Ishida Goal 63'
Waikato Stadium
Attendance: 1,013
Referee: N. Rice

31 January 2004
Parramatta Power 4 – 3 Wollongong Wolves
Milicic Goal 14',
Rech Goal 40',
Petrovski Goal 49',
Gumprecht Goal 63'
van Blerk Goal 3',
Nwaogazi Goal 23',
Sabljak Goal 42'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 2,237
Referee: E. Lennie

1 February 2004
Sydney United 2 – 0 Newcastle United
B. Santalab Goal 22',
Austin Goal 40'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 2,276
Referee: P. Mur

1 February 2004
Brisbane Strikers 0 – 2 Marconi Stallions
Maloney Goal 66',
Carle Goal 87'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,257
Referee: S. Micallef

Round 23[edit]


6 February 2004
Adelaide United 2 – 0 South Melbourne
Budin Goal 6',
Aloisi Goal 31'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 12,463
Referee: E. Lennie

7 February 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Wollongong Wolves
Despotovski Goal 33',
Mori Goal 62'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 9,233
Referee: M. Shield

7 February 2004
Marconi Stallions 2 – 1 Football Kingz
Gibson Goal 31',
Carle Goal 61'
Harries Goal 92'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 1,740
Referee: B. Williams

8 February 2004
Sydney United 0 – 0 Northern Spirit
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 1,964
Referee: S. Micallef

8 February 2004
Sydney Olympic 2 – 0 Newcastle United
Cardozo Goal 72'79'
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 2,685
Referee: D. Rugg

9 February 2004
Parramatta Power 3 – 2 Brisbane Strikers
Milicic Goal 12'37',
Pantelis Goal 47'
Fitzsimmons Goal 56',
Rose Goal 81'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 1,873
Referee: M. Breeze

Round 24[edit]


13 February 2004
Wollongong Wolves 0 – 1 Adelaide United
Brooks Goal 80'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 3,010
Referee: P. Green

14 February 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Newcastle United
Mori Goal 27',
Caceres Goal 85'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 8,678
Referee: C. Zetter

14 February 2004
Football Kingz 2 – 0 South Melbourne
Hickey Goal 19',
Ngata Goal 59'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 892
Referee: P. O'Leary

14 February 2004
Marconi Stallions 3 – 0 Sydney United
Brosque Goal 23',
Harris Goal 45',
Gibson Goal 66'
Marconi Stadium
Attendance: 2,579
Referee: S. Micallef

15 February 2004
Northern Spirit 0 – 1 Parramatta Power
Petrovski Goal 23'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 1,106
Referee: J. Lewis

15 February 2004
Melbourne Knights 2 – 0 Brisbane Strikers
R. Vargas Goal 27',
Oksuz Goal 88'
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 2,469
Referee: C. Diomis

Round 25[edit]


23 January 2004
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Football Kingz
Veart Goal 58'
Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 12,312
Referee: M. Shield

20 February 2004
Newcastle United 0 – 2 Melbourne Knights
Pelikan Goal 64'75' (pen.)
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 3,263
Referee: J. Lewis

20 February 2004
Parramatta Power 3 – 2 Sydney Olympic
Rech Goal 4',
Milicic Goal 34',
Thompson Goal 82'
Caravella Goal 3',
P. Cardozo Goal 43'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 2,832
Referee: M. Shield

21 February 2004
Brisbane Strikers 0 – 1 Wollongong Wolves
Nwaogazi Goal 34'
Perry Park
Attendance: 2,824
Referee: E. Lennie

22 February 2004
Sydney United 2 – 4 Perth Glory
Santalab Goal 69',
Heffernan Goal 78'
Mrdja Goal 28'38'92',
Hassell Goal 70'
Sydney United Sports Centre
Attendance: 3,039
Referee: C. Diomis

22 February 2004
South Melbourne 1 – 2 Northern Spirit
Coveny Goal 71' Kwasnik Goal 52',
Richter Goal 68'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 5,250
Referee: B. Williams

Round 26[edit]


8 February 2004
Perth Glory 2 – 2 Marconi Stallions
Mori Goal 83',
Mrdja Goal 86'
Spiteri Goal 21'76'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 10,458
Referee: E. Lennie

29 February 2004
Football Kingz 4 – 3 Brisbane Strikers
Hay Goal 42',
Ngata Goal 45' (pen.)81' (pen.),
Christie Goal 76'
McKay Goal 7',
Rose Goal 54',
Fitzsimmons Goal 57'
Ericsson Stadium
Attendance: 950
Referee: D. Rugg

29 February 2004
Northern Spirit 2 – 1 Adelaide United
Kwasnik Goal 27'69' Vidmar Goal 45'
Pittwater Park
Attendance: 2,009
Referee: M. Breeze

29 February 2004
Sydney Olympic 0 – 0 South Melbourne
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Attendance: 3,682
Referee: S. Micallef

29 February 2004
Melbourne Knights 0 – 0 Sydney United
Knights Stadium
Attendance: 8,423
Referee: A. Nardi

29 February 2004
Wollongong Wolves 3 – 0 Newcastle United
Nwaogazi Goal 10',
Young Goal 19',
Sabljak Goal 83'
WIN Stadium
Attendance: 3,531
Referee: P. Green

Finals[edit]

Elimination Final 1 (3rd v 6th)[edit]


1st Leg
7 March 2004
Adelaide United 3–0 Brisbane Strikers
Veart Goal 31'
Agius Goal 67'
Brooks Goal 92'
(Report)
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,258
Referee: Williams

2nd Leg
13 March 2004
Brisbane Strikers 4–1 Adelaide United
Moon Goal 45'
Rose Goal 58'
Brain Goal 82'
Grierson Goal 87'
(Report) Veart Goal 65'
Perry Park, Brisbane
Attendance: 2,790
Referee: Breeze
  • Adelaide United progress on away goals rule (4-4 on aggregate)

Elimination Final 2 (4th v 5th)[edit]


1st Leg
7 March 2004
Marconi Stallions 0–0 South Melbourne
(Report)
Marconi Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 2,127
Referee: Lennie

2nd Leg
13 March 2004
South Melbourne 2–0 Marconi Stallions
Curcija Goal 20'60' (Report)
Bob Jane Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 6,063
Referee: Shield
  • South Melbourne progress 2-0 on aggregate

Major Semi Final (1st v 2nd)[edit]


1st Leg
13 March 2004
Parramatta Power 4–2 Perth Glory
Ceccoli Goal 9'
Petrovski Goal 41'
Zorbas Goal 45'
Milicic Goal 75'
(Report) Despotovski Goal 46'
Harnwell Goal 56'
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 6,059
Referee: Micallef

2nd Leg
20 March 2004
Perth Glory 0–2 Parramatta Power
(Report Elrich Goal 15'
Petrovski Goal 65'
Members Equity Stadium Perth
Attendance: 14,023
Referee: Breeze
  • Parramatta Power progress 6-2 on aggregate

Minor Semi Final[edit]


20 March 2004
Adelaide United 2–1 (a.e.t.) South Melbourne
Aloisi Goal 71'
Alagich Goal 105' (pen.)
(Report Curcija Goal 12'
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 16,558
Referee: Micallef

Preliminary Final[edit]


28 March 2004
Perth Glory 5–0 Adelaide United
Despotovski Goal 10'81'
Mori Goal 51'69'
Mrdja Goal 88'
(Report)
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 17,524
Referee: Shield

Grand Final[edit]


4 April 2004
15:00 AEST
Parramatta Power 0 – 1 (a.e.t.) Perth Glory
(Report) Mrdja Goal 98'
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 9,630
Referee: Mark Shield
PARRAMATTA POWER:
GK 1 Australia Clint Bolton
DF 3 Australia Alvin Ceccoli (c)
DF 4 Australia Simon Colosimo
DF 5 Australia Michael Beauchamp
FW 7 Australia Travis Dodd
MF 8 Germany Andre Gumprecht Booked 86'
FW 9 Australia Ante Milicic Substituted off 68'
DF 13 Australia Paul O'Grady
FW 14 Australia Sasho Petrovski
FW 21 Australia Ahmad Elrich
MF 22 Australia Peter Zorbas Substituted off 97'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Daniel Beltrame
MF 6 Australia Matt Thompson Substituted in 97'
MF 10 Brazil Fernando Rech Substituted in 68'
MF 11 Australia Lucas Pantelis
DF 16 Australia Jacek Sobczyk
Manager:
Australia Nick Theodorakopoulos


Joe Marston Medal: Australia Ahmad Elrich

Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:

PERTH GLORY:
GK 1 Australia Jason Petkovic
DF 3 Australia Matthew Bingley
DF 5 Australia Shaun Murphy (c)
FW 10 Australia Bobby Despotovski Substituted off 82'
MF 11 Australia Jade North
DF 12 Australia Mark Byrnes Booked 62'
MF 15 Australia Tom Pondeljak
FW 16 Australia Damian Mori
DF 19 Australia Jamie Harnwell
FW 21 Australia Adrian Caceres
DF 24 Australia Jamie Coyne Substituted off 95'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Vince Matassa
MF 4 Australia Bradley Hassell Substituted in 95'
MF 6 Australia Wayne Srhoj
MF 8 Australia Anthony Danze
FW 9 Australia Nik Mrdja Substituted in 82'
Manager:
South Africa Mich d'Avray

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]