It was battle of the bolters, with two of the A-League’s brightest young talents on offer. Unfortunately, not all wonderkids are born equal.
MELBOURNE CITY FC
Dean Bouzanis – 7: Effortless power in his distribution, and quick to close angles.
Harrison Delbridge – 6.5: Strong defensive display, but faded in and out of the game.
Scott Jamieson – 5: He can’t blame inexperience, so it’s purely lack of concentration that he gave the ball away so cheaply.
Bart Schenkeveld – 7.5: Always well positioned, pushed forward and limited Perth’s opportunities.
Michael Jakobsen – 7.5: Led by example. One of several City players to boomerang between attack and defence.
Osama Malik – 7: Physically imposing throughout, and retained possession well.
Nathaniel Atkinson – 6.5: Too strong for Walker and too quick for Castro, but his passing leaves a lot to be desired. Could have hurt Perth a lot more than he did.