Josh Brillante β€” 5

Battled with those around him, but was unable to find a way to truly put a stamp on the game.

Brandon O’Neill β€” 6

In classic fashion, he showed no backing away in all his challenges, effectively shielding his back four.

Paulo Retre β€” 5

Hardly sighted for most of the first half, but started to impose himself in the game in the second period.

Milos Ninkovic β€” 6

Occasionally dazzled with his silky array of skills but was most important in his imperious defensive performance. Went missing in the second half at times, as his energy deteriorated.

Alex Brosque β€” 7

Chased incessantly, never showing his age or any sign of giving up. His impressive work came to the forefront as he put Elsey under the pump and subsequently forced an awful backpass and the hand of Paul Izzo, earning Sydney an instant reply.

Adam le Fondre β€” 6.5

A definite poacher, ALF was on penalty duty, driving home what would be a devastating equaliser from 11 yards away. Maintained his record of scoring in each of his competitive appearances for Sydney FC.

Substitutes

Daniel de Silva β€” 5

Returning from a seven week injury lay off, he looked to shape some sort of a play for his side but found little space to work with.

Charles Lokoli Ngoy β€” 6

Threw himself about to no avail as he tried to create something for his side.