This week’s E-League fixtures were fantastic, once again. We got a great showing from all players this week, alongside a few surprising results. As such, here’s everything you need to know about what happened this week in the E-League.

PlayStation 4 Division

Match 1: Sydney FC’s Mark Brijeski (xMarkoHD) vs Wellington Phoenix’s Christian Bartolillo (Fweshest)
Result: 2-1

A big opening game for Round 4 saw Sydney FC’s xMarkoHD scrape by a doubly-determined Fweshest. The game ended 2-1, with a handful of really great chances for both teams to pull the game in their favour, though a couple of early goals in the first half gave Sydney FC the first victory of the night, and continues xMarkoHD’s unbeaten run in the comp.

Key Moment: Fweshest missed a golden chance to equalise in the 86th minute, which could have well and truly changed the game in his favour.

Match 2: Newcastle Jets’ Bohdan Ling (BLFifa) vs Melbourne Victory’s Moaud Zwed (MuadZwed)
Result: 1-1

A really well balanced match saw the points shared between Jets’ BLFifa and Victory’s MuadZwed.

The first half was notably cagey, with a big moment for the latter to open up the scoring right at the death of the half, though a dragged shot wide left the sides at 0-0 when the half time whistle blew. The second half was a different story, though, as MuadZwed dominated the majority of the time and forced BLFifa into his defensive third for prolonged periods of time. The pressure paid off when the scoring was opened up courtesy of A-League player Mitch Austin, but the moment of the game came when a slick counter attack opened up Zwed and allowed BLFifa to score with just a few in-game minutes to spare.

Key Moment: An 86th minute counter attack saw BLFifa score a big goal to equalise against MuadZwed, ending any chance of a win for the Victory man.

Match 3: Central Coast Mariners’ Kiran Gupta (KyrenFIFA) vs Western Sydney Wanderers’ Rick Tran (RDOUBLETTT)
Result: 4-2

It just wouldn’t fall for Western Sydney Wanderers’ RDOUBLETTT in this one, as Central Coast’s KyrenFIFA took the win thanks to a couple of good goals. The biggest moment in this match, which was noticeably open and filled with a handful of great attacking moves from both players, was down to a contentious penalty decision that put King Gupta up 4-2 in the second half. Had it remained a bit closer, I have an inkling the score would be a bit different to how it ended up. That said, Central Coast’s KyrenFIFA keeps his winning streak intact.

Key Moment: A big penalty decision practically sealed Western Sydney Wanderers’ RDOUBLETTT’s fate, allowing KyrenFIFA to go up 4-2 in the second half, making the uphill battle all too difficult.

Match 4: Brisbane Roar’s Dino Flocco (Ol_Mate_) vs Melbourne City’s Josh Wood (joshingwood)
Result: 1-5

A game that I’d initially pegged to be a close contested ended in a bit of a bloodbath, as Melbourne City’s joshingwood did not hold back in a first half goal fest. Both teams started off fairly well, though joshingwood quickly established dominance and carved open chance after chance against Roar’s Ol_Mate_, with the opening goal coming in the 7th in-game minute. From there, goals flowed for the entirety of the first half, and the game was practically settled then. No goals in the second half means joshingwood lifts City off with a fantastic display to establish a strong aggregate score.

Key Moment: Going 3-0 up within 17 in-game minutes was a huge blow for Roar’s Ol_Mate_, who struggled to establish any sense of flow in his play against an in-form joshingwood.

Match 5: Adelaide United’s Zachary May-Burgess (vDreamz-Shooter) vs Perth Glory’s Peter Saisanas (Saisanas)
Result: 2-3

A great second half comeback was culled with a belter of a shot from Saisanas’ Ruud Gullit in what was one of the best matches of the round.

Adelaide’s vDreamz-Shooter went down 2-0 in the first half, after some sloppy passing and allowing Glory’s Saisanas to get into dangerous positions throughout. The second half was a different story, though, as the Adelaide man made due of some fantastic pressure to score early on to make it 2-1. It didn’t take too long for him to equalise, and with a lot of time left it looked like the momentum was entirely in Dreamz’s court. However, Saisanas was given way too much space with Ruud Gullit and smashed a cracking long shot into the back of the net late into the match to make it 3-2 to Glory.

Key Moment: A wonderful long shot ended all hopes of a big comeback from Adelaide’s vDreamz-Shooter, ending in a 3-2 win to Glory’s Saisanas.


Xbox One Division

Match 6: Sydney FC’s Samer Elbadar (Samer96_) vs Wellington Phoenix’s Justin Josevski (Justmanutd12)
Result: 3-2

A close contest resulted in another overall win for Sydney FC as the Xbox division kicked off in Round 4. While Phoenix’s Justmanutd12 kicked off the scoring in the opening minutes, Samer96_ quickly responded to equalise and from then on things looked to be going in the Sydney FC man’s favour. A second half goal for Phoenix made things interesting at 3-2 (5-3 on aggregate), but Samer96_ steadied himself and saw out the match to claim another 3 points for the Sky Blues.

Key Moment: Samer96_’s third goal in the contest basically sealed the 3 points for Sydney FC in Round 4, improving their goal difference and continuing the side’s undefeated streak.

Final Result: Sydney FC win 5-3 on aggregate.

Match 7: Newcastle Jets’ Dane Crow (Bossierhickory8) vs Melbourne Victory’s Mitch Austin
Result: 1-0

A match of big chances will be how this one shall be remembered, with Newcastle Jets sealing their first points of the competition thanks to a 13th minute strike. The match was a great contest between two evenly matched players, and Victory’s Mitch Austin had ample opportunities to score throughout and level the contest. A big chance squandered in the second half will probably haunt him for some time to come as he continues to search for his first E-League win.

Key Moment: Victory’s Austin put in a fantastic cross from Messi to N’Golo Kante, who had a clear shot at goal, only to play it straight at the keeper! This one would have levelled the contest and could have swung the momentum. It didn’t go in, and the game finished 1-0 to Jets.

Final Result: Newcastle Jets win 2-1 on aggregate.

Match 8: Central Coast Mariners’ Matthew Camilleri (StrawHat Camels) vs Western Sydney Wanderers’ Joseph Nassar (OhNoAGoat)
Result: 1-2

A great match contained late drama as Western Sydney Wanderers’ OhNoAGoat conceded in the final moments of the match to lose the contest on aggregate for his side. It looked like Goat was on course to turn the aggregate score around, scoring a goal in the first half and a goal in the 54th minute to make it 4-4 on aggregate, yet with momentum on his side Camels held on and managed to score a good goal in the final moments to give Central Coast Mariners another 3 points on the ladder.

Key Moment: A big goal courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo in the 90th minute gave Central Coast’s StrawHat Camels an aggregate score of 5-4 in his side’s favour, even though he lost the match 2-1.

Final Result: Central Coast Mariners win 5-4 on aggregate.

Match 9: Brisbane Roar’s James Williams (iCripsy) vs Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes
Result: 0-3

A key game this round ended in a huge win for Melbourne City as Marcus Gomes again showed his class in the E-League, beating out one of the highly favoured competitors in Roar’s Cripsy 3-0.

It was a calm and composed contest for Gomes, who continually intercepted and stopped any sense of resurgent comeback from Cripsy with ease. He killed the fixture off on the 33rd minute with a great goal, and there was no way back from there for the Roar man. Some intricate passing throughout the contest showcased just how good Gomes is, and Melbourne City win the round with a huge goal difference to boot.

Key Moment: Gomes’ 33rd minute goal killed off any chance of a potential comeback for Roar and Cripsy, and it was smooth sailing from there.

Final Result: Melbourne City win 8-1 on aggregate.

Match 10: Adelaide United’s Jamie O’Doherty (FUTWIZ Jamie) vs Perth Glory’s David Cook (HighFly357)
Result: 1-1

A cracking game from Glory’s HighFly357 ended in a draw against one of the best players in the comp in Adelaide’s FUTWIZ Jamie, earning the latter a big 3 points for his side on the ladder. FUTWIZ Jamie would be walking away thinking it was just one of those games in FIFA, as he managed to hit the bar a couple of times and the ball just wouldn’t drop for him to bring the game back in his favour. All the credit goes to HighFly357, though, who played extremely well and held his own to give his team a big, big win.

Key Moment: FUTWIZ Jamie missed a big chance in the 67th minute, which would have levelled the aggregate score and could have changed the momentum.

Final Result: Perth Glory win 4-3 on aggregate.


Ladder after Round 4

Standing

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Goal Difference

Points

1

Sydney FC

4

4

0

0

+10

12

2

Central Coast Mariners

4

4

0

0

+5

12

3

Melbourne City

4

3

0

1

+9

9

4

Adelaide United

4

2

0

2

+4

6

5

WS Wanderers

4

2

0

2

+3

6

6

Perth Glory

4

2

0

2

+1

6

7

Brisbane Roar

4

2

0

2

-7

6

8

Newcastle Jets

4

1

0

3

-10

3

9

Melbourne Victory

4

0

0

4

-7

0

10

Wellington Phoenix

4

0

0

4

-8

0

Goal of the Round: Perth Glory’s Peter Saisanas via Ruud Gullit (vs Adelaide United’s Zachary May-Burgess – vDreamz-Shooter)

Glory’s Saisanas didn’t drop his head when he conceded 2 goals in the second half against Adelaide’s vDreamz-Shooter, and pulled out a wonder strike via Ruud Gullit to win the match 3-2 in the 77th minute. A great strike, this one.

Game of the Round: Perth Glory’s Peter Saisanas (Saisanas) vs Adelaide United’s Zachary May-Burgess (vDreamz-Shooter)

It must have been tough for Adelaide’s vDreamz-Shooter to go down by two goals in the first half of this contest, but he held his head high and produced an excellent contest in the second half to draw level. The game was wonderfully end to end, sparked by excellent counter attacking football and ending in a big goal for Glory’s Saisanas via Ruud Gullit, who continues to produce in the E-League when players need him the most.

Player of the Round: Melbourne City’s Josh Wood (joshingwood)

You’d be remiss not to think the 5-1 win against Roar’s Ol_Mate_ was a typo, but City’s joshingwood put in his best performance in the competition so far and ran riot in a first half filled with goals. He held out in the second half to claim a big win for his side, and is this week’s player of the round.


That’s all the news covering the action from this week’s round of the E-League! It was a great round with a handful of surprising results, and I’m already hankering for Round 5 to come around.

You can catch all of the action of the E-League every Thursday night from 7pm AEDT via Twitch or Fox Sports’ streaming hub.