2008–09 A-League National Youth League

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A-League National Youth League 2008–09
League A-League National Youth League 2008–09
Sport Association football
Duration 2008–2009
Number of teams 7
A-League National Youth League season
Champions Sydney FC
Premiers Sydney FC
Top scorer Francesco Monterosso (13 goals)
A-League National Youth League seasons

The A-League National Youth League's 2008-09 season is the first season of the Australian A-League National Youth League football competition.

Regular season[edit]

The season was played over 21 rounds, with 3 byes per team, followed by a grand final for the top two teams.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC Youth (C) 18 13 2 3 43 22 +21 41 Qualification to Grand Final
2 Adelaide United Youth 18 10 5 3 36 14 +22 35
3 Brisbane Roar Youth 18 10 3 5 34 22 +12 33
4 Perth Glory Youth 18 7 2 9 28 31 −3 23
5 Central Coast Mariners Academy 18 6 2 10 20 36 −16 20
6 Melbourne Victory Youth 18 6 1 11 21 26 −5 19
7 Newcastle Jets Youth 18 3 1 14 17 48 −31 10
Updated to match(es) played on 14 February 2009. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.


Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]



Round 2[edit]



4 October 2008
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Queensland Roar
Biddle Goal 68'
Payne Goal 75'
Report[5] McVey Goal 14'

Round 3[edit]


11 October 2008
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Adelaide United
Rooney Goal 29'
Bulut Goal 69'
Report[7] De Bono Goal 72'
Seymour Shaw Park
Referee: Steven Gregory


12 October 2008
Queensland Roar 3 – 0 Newcastle Jets
Grossman Goal 38' Goal 90+2'
McCloughan Goal 49'
Report[9]
Perry Park
Attendance: 367
Referee: Alan Milliner

Round 4[edit]


17 October 2008
Queensland Roar 0 – 1 Adelaide United
Report[10] Monterosso Goal 19'
Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 706
Referee: Kevin Docherty


19 October 2008
Perth Glory 3 – 5 Sydney FC
Jukic Goal 23' Goal 28' Goal 72' Report[12] Rooney Goal 15' Goal 43' Goal 44'
Jurman Goal 70'
Gan Goal 83'

Round 5[edit]




26 October 2008
Melbourne Victory 1 – 2 Sydney FC
Pantelidis Goal 22' Report[15] Danning Goal 69' Goal 85'

Round 6[edit]




Round 7[edit]


8 November 2008
Queensland Roar 3 – 1 Melbourne Victory
McVey Goal 34'
Grossman Goal 60' Goal 87'
Report[19] Hatzimouratis Goal 12'
Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 750
Referee: Jared Gillett

9 November 2008
Perth Glory 2 – 1 Newcastle Jets
Vittiglia Goal 55'
Skorich Goal 77' (Pen)
Report[20] Virgili Goal 58'
Members Equity Stadium
Referee: Troy Miller

15 November 2008
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 6 Adelaide United
Smith Goal 90+3' Report[21] Tobias Goal 11'
Doyle Goal 22'
Younis Goal 32' Goal 77'
Sarkies Goal 40' Goal 90+2'

Round 8[edit]


15 November 2008
Sydney FC 3 – 0 Perth Glory
Rooney Goal 5' Goal 74'
Golec Goal 90+4'
Report[22]
Seymour Shaw Park
Attendance: 400 (approx)
Referee: Brett Hookham


Round 9[edit]




23 November 2008
Queensland Roar 5 – 1 Perth Glory
Grossman Goal 43' Goal 51' Goal 88'
Oar Goal 47'
McVey Goal 59'
Report[27] Babalj Goal 67'

Round 10[edit]




Round 11[edit]


6 December 2008
Perth Glory 3 – 1 Melbourne Victory
Eli Babalj Goal 17'
Jukic Goal 77'
Vittiglia Goal 87'
Report[31] Elasi Goal 50'
Members Equity Stadium
Referee: Troy Miller


6 December 2008
Newcastle Jets 3 – 2 Sydney FC
Regan Goal 5'
Mooy Goal 47'
Karakolevski Goal 88'
Report[33] Rooney Goal 39' Goal 87'

Round 12[edit]


13 December 2008
16:00 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 3 Sydney FC
Owens Goal 29' Report[34] Cairncross Goal 5'
Munro Goal 48'
Danning Goal 87'


Round 13[edit]



20 December 2008
10:00 UTC+11
Sydney FC 1 – 0 Perth Glory
Mileski Goal 90+5' Report[38]
Cromer Park
Attendance: 220
Referee: Gary Vandeburgt

Round 14[edit]



26 December 2008
17:15 UTC+9
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Adelaide United
Hesketh Goal 64'
Sammut Goal 90+3'
Report[41]
Members Equity Stadium
Referee: Steven Gregory

28 December 2008
16:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 3 – 1 Sydney FC
Elasi Goal 47', Goal 80', Goal 90+3' Report[42] Mileski Goal 48'

Round 15[edit]



3 January 2009
10:30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 3 – 3 Sydney FC
Agostino Goal 13'
Marrone Goal 22'
Mullen Goal 29' (Pen)
Report[44] Payne Goal 4' Goal 49'
Golec Goal 34'

Round 16[edit]


9 January 2009
16:45 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 5 – 0 Newcastle Jets
De Bono Goal 8' Goal 31'
Spagnuolo Goal 29' Goal 56'
Monterosso Goal 76'
Report[46]


Round 17[edit]


17 January 2009
10:00 UTC+11
Newcastle Jets 2 – 5 Perth Glory
Martin Goal 71'
Wheeler Goal 77'
Report[49] Skorich Goal 26' Goal 35' Goal 89'
Trinidad Goal 28' Goal 37'


18 January 2009
16:00 UTC+11
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 Sydney FC
Cernak Goal 58' Report[51] Mileski Goal 64'
Ballymore Stadium
Attendance: 166
Referee: Jared Gillet

Round 18[edit]


24 January 2009
16:15 UTC+11
Queensland Roar 3 – 2 Perth Glory
Brattan Goal 56'
Grossman Goal 78' Goal 79'
Report[52] Fondyke Goal 1'
Boi Goal 13'

24 January 2009
17:00 UTC+11
Sydney FC 2 – 0 Newcastle Jets
Triantis Goal 55'
Lustica Goal 80'
Report[53]

Round 19[edit]



31 January 2009
16:00 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 3 – 0 Perth Glory
Monterosso Goal 1' Goal 46' Goal 50' Report[56]

1 February 2009
17:00 UTC+11
Sydney FC 2 – 3 Melbourne Victory
Payne Goal 57'
Gan Goal 66'
Report[57] Elasi Goal 36' Goal 45'
Hatzimouratis Goal 51'

Round 20[edit]


7 February 2009
17:00 UTC+9
Perth Glory 0 – 1 Queensland Roar
Report[58] Bratten Goal 39' (Pen)

7 February 2009
17:00 UTC+11
Newcastle Jets 1 – 7 Sydney FC
Virgili Goal 6' Report[59] Payne Goal 16'
Danning Goal 19'
Grant Goal 23'
Regan Goal 34' (o.g.)
Munro Goal 42'
Gan Goal 79'
Cairncross Goal 84'

Round 21[edit]


13 February 2009
18:00 UTC+11
Queensland Roar 3 – 3 Adelaide United
Kruse Goal 23'
Smits Goal 30'
Grossman Goal 51'
Report[61] Allwright Goal 32'
Monterosso Goal 36' Goal 75'

14 February 2009
17:00 UTC+9
Perth Glory 4 – 0 Newcastle Jets
Vittiglia Goal 4'
Boi Goal 48'
Jukic Goal 60' Goal 78'
Report[62]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Match re-scheduled due to rain.
  2. ^ Match re-scheduled due to Adelaide's participation in FIFA Club World Cup
  3. ^ Match re-scheduled due to Adelaide's participation in FIFA Club World Cup
  4. ^ The venue for this match was changed due to adverse weather conditions

Grand final[edit]

21 February 2009
14:30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 0 – 2 Sydney FC
Report[64] Haydar Goal 21'
Mileski Goal 77'

Leading scorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Gls
1
Australia Francesco Monterosso Adelaide United
13
2
Australia Chris Grossman Queensland Roar
11
3
Australia Nathan Elasi Melbourne Victory
10
4
Australia Sean Rooney Sydney FC
9
5
Australia Andrija Jukic Perth Glory
6
Australia Tim Smits Queensland Roar

Awards[edit]

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