Each week during the home and away season, Impetus’ writing and photography team covering the competition will nominate a player, coach, and event of the week. We’ll keep a tally of the player and coach votes as the weeks go by, and just before Finals, will announce our winners for 2022/23 (21/3/23).
Player of the Week:
BEN GILBY: Cortnee Vine. A great show against Melbourne City that showcased everything that the Matildas star has to offer. An honourable mention also for Bethany Gordon for her exploits for Western Sydney Wanderers against Brisbane Roar.
KIERAN YAP: It was not the fanciest goal, but Cyera Hintzen stood up and delivered in a must-win game for Perth Glory. It’s exactly what your overseas star recruits should provide.
BEN CAREY: Bethany Gordon. Her performance against Brisbane Roar was incredible. She provided a seamless link between the defenders and the front line and managed to score not only her first A-League goal, but her second as well!
Coach of the Week:
BEN GILBY: Jeff Hopkins. Melbourne Victory have lost two of the best midfielders in the competition in Alex Chidiac and Elise Kellond-Knight, yet the “tinkering” that Hopkins admitted in a recent press conference that he would need to employ is working and, once more, come the pointy end of the season Victory are picking up the wins. Even more impressively, they are doing it against the teams around them on the ladder.
KIERAN YAP: Jeff Hopkins. Victory continue to do just enough to grind out the season. They were under the pump all game against Canberra United, yet they remained composed, took their chance, and rode their luck. This is a manager and a team that knows how to perform under pressure.
BEN CAREY: Adrian Stenta. His side were down 2-0 after the first half against Newcastle Jets. He was able to inspire his side and deploy the right tactics to fight back and snatch a hard-fought draw.
Event of the Week:
BEN GILBY: Melbourne City’s late goal by Kaitlyn Torpey to save a point against Sydney FC.
KIERAN YAP: Beth Gordon’s second goal for Western Sydney Wanderers against Brisbane Roar. The strike was something special, but the celebrations were truly heartwarming. She was engulfed by her teammates and then ran to the bench to be congratulated by the team physio.
BEN CAREY: Kaitlyn Torpey’s incredible strike off Chelsea Blissett’s corner in the 94th minute to secure the draw for Melbourne City.