It’s been a great start to 2014/15 but the hard work continues for everyone at Melbourne Victory after the Asian Cup break.
With the Asian Cup enforced break upon us and the first 14 rounds put astern, it is timely to reflect on the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season so far and what lies ahead as the assault on a third A-League championship continues.
Kevin and the boys have enjoyed a very positive start to the season with eight wins, four draws and two losses from our opening 14 matches scoring 28 goals and are sitting third, only on goal differential, on the A-League ladder, but as Kevin continually re-enforces, there is still a lot of hard work, and improvement, ahead of us.
An opening round victory against Western Sydney Wanderers to the tune of 4-1 set the season alight and the boys remained undefeated until round 11 when we took on Melbourne City at AAMI Park, sadly conceding a goal to taste defeat for the first time this season.
Among other highlights to date include a comprehensive 5-2 win over Melbourne City in round three, a crowd-pleasing 3-2 triumph over Adelaide United in our 10th Anniversary celebration game and of course the incredible result against Central Coast Mariners when we scored three times in 11 minutes to record a 3-0 win.
So with all that behind us, a short break ensues for the players who now take a short sabbatical ahead of preparing in earnest for the second half of the season.
With only five away trips throughout the opening 14 rounds, the boys in blue will experience a heavier travel schedule en-route to the business end of the season.
Trips to Perth, Brisbane and Wellington for the first time and return bouts in Sydney, Parramatta and Adelaide form the road map for Melbourne Victory through to round 27 and hopefully a successful finals campaign.
Our return to A-League action occurs in the west against ladder leader Perth Glory, the second clash between the two clubs in just three rounds, on January 25 before our next home game, another hotly anticipated Melbourne Derby against Melbourne City at Etihad Stadium on February 7.
Make sure you are part of the action of all of our remaining six home games and be Loyal, Loud and 10 Years Proud as we continue our campaign to finals action.