Points shared in first ever E-League draw: E-League Round 5 wrap


An unbelievable 10-goal draw highlighted an action-packed Round 5 in the E-League as two heavyweight players had their perfect runs ended.

Mark Brijeski remains the only competitor to have won all five matches after helping Sydney FC stay top, with the Sky Blues ahead of Central Coast Mariners on goal difference.

Elsewhere, a last-gasp equaliser in the final match of the night forced the first aggregate draw in the competition's history.

Adelaide United 4-4 Melbourne City

  • Josh Wood's late equaliser in the PS4 leg helped Melbourne City avoid an upset against Adelaide United in the E-League's maiden aggregate draw.

Xbox: Jamie 'FUTWIZ Jamie' O'Doherty 1-1 Marcus 'SoccerStar00777' Gomes

Jamie O'Doherty recovered from an early deficit to earn a confidence-boosting 1-1 draw with Marcus Gomes.

O'Doherty had reason to believe an upset was brewing when he drew level on the stroke of half-time, Gomes' typically patient build-up having secured him an earlier lead.

Gomes went close to a winner late in the match, but an exceptional save from the goalkeeper proved the only real reprieve O'Doherty needed to bank an impressive result.

PS4: Zachary 'vDreamz-Shooter' May-Burgess 3-3 Josh 'Joshingwood' Wood

Josh Wood scored with the last kick of the night to snatch a 3-3 draw with Zachary May-Burgess and seal an overall point for City.

May-Burgess was on song from the outset with two goals either side of half-time.

Wood launched a quickfire comeback to restore parity, but the Reds looked to have secured a match-winning reward for a delightful one-two with 15 minutes to play.

However, last week's star performer dug out one last goal deep into stoppage time to secure a share of the points.

Article originally published at: www.a-league.com.au/news/10-goal-cracker-amid-upsets-and-history-e-league-round-5-wrap